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collector of Dutch and Flemish painting, diplomat, art agent, painter
also painted (after designs of Johann Tilemann); about his agency for Rudolf II: Bischoff 2010, p. 43-49. From 1595 till 1599 Simon VI used Andreas van der Meulen (1649-1611), a calvininst merchant who lived in exile in Bremen, for the transactions. On Simon VI as a collector: Bischoff 2010, p. 6f.
Nationality/school
German
Born
Detmold 1554-04-15
born on Schloss Detmold
Deceased
Brake (Lemgo) 1613-12-08
died at Schloss Brake
Family relationships
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Son of Count Bernhard VIII. zur Lippe (1527–1563) and his wife Katharina (1524–1583), He married 1) with Armgard von Rietberg (1551-1584), which marriage remained without issue; he remarried 2) Elisabeth von Holstein-Schauenburg (1566-1638): they got 5 sons and 5 daughters. When Simon V died, his son became Simon VI von Lippe-Detmold, to distinguish himself from his siblings.
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  • Detmold 1554
  • Straatsburg 1667 - 1668
    He was send to Strassburg for his education; he returned in 1568 by way of Cologne to Detmold.
  • Detmold 1568
  • Wolfenbüttel 1569 - 1572
    He was send to gain insight in politics at the court of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
  • Kassel (Hessen) 1572 - 1573
    Further education at the Court of Viscount William IV of Hesse-Cassel; he was witness here of the marriage of his sister Margaretha with George I of Hesse-Darmstadt.
  • Koningsbergen 1573
    He travelled together with Duke William V of Julich-Cleves and Berg to Königsbergen in East-Prussia to represent Duke Julius during the wedding of Albert Frederic of Prussia with Maria Eleonora of Julich-Cleves and Berg.
  • Darmstadt 1573
    visit to his sister and her husband
  • Kassel (Hessen) 1573
  • Detmold 1574 - 1579
    On 26 June 1578 Simon married Armgard, reigning countess of Rietberg and widow since 1575 of Erik V von Hoya. Simon was reigning count of Rietberg from then on. In 1579 he became emancipated and was recognized as Count of Lippe by the Landtag of Lippe. After the death of Armgard on 13 July 1584 Simon had to give up the County of Rietberg, as his marriage had remained childless. On 13 November 1585 he remarried with Elisabeth von Schaumburg. They got 10 children: 5 boys and 5 girls.
  • Brake (Lemgo) 1579 - 1613
    After his emancipation he moved the court to Brake, where he centralized all the court activities.
  • Brussel 1591 - 1592
    diplomatic journey (Schmitz-Kalleberg 1906; Bischoff 2010, p. 90)
  • Lemgo
  • Regensburg 1594
    participates to the Regensburger Reichstag
  • Rees 1599
  • Praag 1601 - 1602
    first trip to Prague (Bischoff 2010, p. 39, 91)
  • Den Haag 1602
    secret mission for the emperor
  • Praag 1603-05 - 1603-09
    second trip to Prague (Bischoff 2010, p. 41; Borggrefe et a. 2014, p. 55 ff))
  • Brake (Lemgo) 1604
    had a stroke in June 1604
  • Praag 1607-10-04 - 1607-12-10
    third trip to Prague; bought a house (Bischoff 2010, p. 42)
  • Brake (Lemgo)
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