Johann von Nassau-Idstein (Graf)

male / German
patron, collector
Saarbrücken 1603-11-24
Idstein 1677-05-23
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Son of count Ludwig II. von Nassau-Weilburg († 8. November 1627 in Saarbrücken) and viscountess Anna Maria von Hessen-Kassel (1567–1626). In 1629 he married Sibylla Magdalena von Baden Durlach (21 July 1605 - 26 July 1644 in Strassburg), daughter of Georg Friedrich, Viscount of Baden-Durlach and Countess Juliane Ursula von Salm, Wild- und Rheingräfin zu Neufville. After her death he married on 6 December 1646 in Strassburg with countess Anna von Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg (25 May 1625 in Dagsburg -24. December 1668 in Idstein), daughter of Philipp Georg zu Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg and countess Anna zu Erbach.
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patron of S. Stosskopf
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Active in
  • Frankfurt am Main 1634
  • Straatsburg 1635 - 1648
    During the Thirty Years War, the count joined Gustav Adolph of Sweden with his brothers and family, and, after the king's death in 1632 with the Swedish government: in this way they became rebels against the emperor in Vienna; after the interim peace of Prague of 30 May 1635 between the Empire and a.o. Brandenburg and Saxony, the Nassau brothers were specifically excluded from the treaty. This meant that their possessions were seized by the imperial government and that Johann had to go in exile, in his case in Strassburg.
  • Idstein 1648
  • Wenen 1651
    gave Emperor Ferdinand two paintings by Stosskopf as a present
  • Idstein
    In 1653 he disowned his oldest son when he became a Roman-Catholic. In 1665 his son Georg August Samuel, his successor, was born. In 1669 he started the remodeling of the church in Idstein. In 1668 countess Anna died at 43 of the plague. Johann's government in Idstein is, apart from his work on the church, notorious for his fierce persecution of witches between 1675 and 1677 (he had 39 men and women killed and burned, who were all rehabilitated in Idstein in 2014 (see: 'Die Hexenverfolgung in Idstein mit einer Liste der Opfer der Hexenverfolgung in Idstein 1676/77').
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Creation date: 2017-07-05; Last modified date: 2020-06-11


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