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Anna van Egmont

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Parents  Maximiliaan van Egmond
Name  Anna Egmont

Father  Maximiliaan van Egmond
Successor  William the Silent
House  House of Egmond
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Tenure  6 July 1551 - 24 March 1558
Tenure  24 December 1548 - 24 March 1558
Issue  Countess Maria Philip William, Prince of Orange Maria, Countess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Died  March 24, 1558, Breda, Netherlands
Spouse  William the Silent (m. 1551–1558)
Children  Philip William, Prince of Orange, Countess Maria of Nassau, Maria of Nassau
Similar People  William the Silent, Countess Maria of Nassau, Anna of Saxony, Charlotte of Bourbon, Louise de Coligny

Predecessor  Maximiliaan van Egmond

Anna van Egmont (March 1533 – 24 March 1558) was a wealthy Dutch heiress who became the first wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange.

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Anna was born in Grave. As the only child of Maximiliaan van Egmond and Françoise de Lannoy, she was suo jure Countess of Buren and Lady of Egmond. She was also Countess of Lingen and of Leerdam, and Lady of IJsselstein, of Borssele, of Grave, of Cranendonck, of Jaarsveld, of Kortgene, of Sint Maartensdijk, and of Odijk.

In 1551 she married William the Silent in Buren, and thereby he earned the titles Lord of Egmond and Count of Buren. By William she had three children:

  • Countess Maria of Nassau (22 November 1553 – after 23 July 1555), died in infancy
  • Philip William, Prince of Orange (19 December 1554 – 20 February 1618), married Eleonora of Bourbon-Condé, no issue
  • Countess Maria of Nassau (7 February 1556 – 10 October 1616), married Count Philip of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, no issue
  • Anna died and was buried in Breda.


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