Catherine of Hanau, Countess of Wied
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Catherine of Hanau, Countess of Wied
Katharina of Hanau, Countess of Wied
Born26 March 1525
Died20 August 1581(1581-08-20) (aged 56)
Noble familyHouse of Hanau
Spouse(s)Johann IV of Wied-Runkel and Isenburg
FatherPhilipp II, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
MotherJuliana of Stolberg

Katharina of Hanau (26 March 1525 – 20 August 1581) was the eldest daughter of Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg and Countess Juliana of Stolberg.

Marriage and issue

Katharina married in 1543 to Count Johann IV of Wied-Runkel and Isenburg (d. 15 June 1581).[1] In 1525, he was mentioned as a canon in Cologne;[2] he later reverted to the lay state. They had the following children:

  1. Herman I (d. 10 December 1581), succeeded his father 1581; married Countess Walpurga of Bentheim-Steinfurt
  2. Wilhelm (d. 1612), succeeded his father in 1581 in Runkel and Dierdorf, the so-called "Upper County of Wied"; married Countess Johanna Sibylla of Hanau-Lichtenberg
  3. Juliane (1545-1606), married Reichard, Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim
  4. Magdalena (d. 13 October 1606), married to Count Siegmund of Hardegg (d. 1599)
  5. Anna (d. 1590), married to Johann Wilhelm of Rogendorff (d. 1590)
  6. Katharina (27 May 1552 – 13 November 1584), married to Philipp V, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg
  7. Agnes (d. 1 May 1581), married to Gottfried IV Schenk IV of Limpurg-Speckfeld-Obersontheim (d. 1581)



  • Adrian Willem Eliza Dek: De Afstammelingen van Juliana van Stolberg tot aan het jaar van de vrede van Munster, Zaltbommel, 1968
  • Reinhard Suchier: Genealogie des Hanauer Grafenhauses, in: Festschrift des Hanauer Geschichtsvereins zu seiner fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier am 27. August 1894, Hanau, 1894
  • Ernst J. Zimmermann: Hanau Stadt und Land, 3rd ed., Hanau, 1919, reprinted: 1978


  1. ^ Dispensation was granted on 14 September 1543: Hesse State Archive at Marburg, file I.O.a.
  2. ^ See Dek, p. 229

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