|Preceeded by: As Duke of Nassau||William, Duke of Nassau|
|Preceeded by: As Grand Duke of Luxembourg||William III, Grand Duke of Luxembourg|
|Succeeded by:||William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg|
1864 1 Thaler
Ob. ADOLPH HERZOG ZU NASSAU
Rev. ZUR FEIER 25 JAEHRIGER SEGENSREICHER REGIERUNG
Ed. EIN GEDENKTHALER* *XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
|Titles:||Duke of Nassau 1838-1866|
|Father:||William, Duke of Nassau|
|Mother:||Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen|
|Married to:||Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia (1844)|
|Married to:||Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau|
|Children:|| William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1852–1912)
Prince Friedrich Paul Wilhelm of Nassau (1854-1855)
Princess Marie Bathildis of Nassau (1857-1857)
Prince Franz Joseph Wilhelm of Nassau (1859-1875)
Princess Hilda Charlotte Wilhelmine (1864-1952)
|Flag of Nassau 1806-1866||Location of Nassau|
Adolphe I was born on July 24th 1817 and ruled Nassau from 1839 until Nassau was annexed by Prussia in 1866.
Due to close family ties with the royal family from the Netherlands Adolphe became Grand Duke of Luxemburg on November 23rd 1890 until his death at Hohenberg Castle on November 17th 1905.
Adolphe, a Lutherian, married a niece of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia in 1844 who died in childbirth only a year after. Adolphe had built the Church of St. Elizabeth as her funeral church.
His main home was Biebrich Castle, sited on the Rhine.
His full titles in 1863 were:
Duke of Nassau;
Count Palatine of the Rhine;
Count of Sayn, Königstein, Katzenelbogen, Diez;
Burgrave of Hammerstein;
Lord of Mahlberg, Wiesbaden, Idstein, Merenberg, Limburg [an der Lahn], Epstein;
The army commanded by Adolphe I in 1863 consisted of: Click here