Adolph


Preceeded by: As Duke of Nassau William, Duke of Nassau
Reign: 1839-1866
Succeeded by: None

Preceeded by: As Grand Duke of Luxembourg William III, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Reign: 1890-1905
Succeeded by: William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Adolph
1864 1 Thaler
Ob. ADOLPH HERZOG ZU NASSAU
Rev. ZUR FEIER 25 JAEHRIGER SEGENSREICHER REGIERUNG
Ed. EIN GEDENKTHALER* *XXX EIN PFUND FEIN
Silver 0.9000
18.5200g
mintage: 6,162
Mint: Wiesbaden
MM:
Adolph


Titles: Duke of Nassau 1838-1866
Born: 24/7/1817
Died: 17/11/1905
Father: William, Duke of Nassau
Mother: Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Married to: Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia (1844)
Children: None
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)
Home: Biebrich Castle
Flag of Nassau 1806-1866 Location of Nassau
Coat of arms 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


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