County of Nassau, 1744-1815

The County of Nassau, partitioned in the territories of the lines NASSAU-DILLENBURG, NASSAU-WEILBURG and NASSAU-USINGEN was one of the minor states of the Holy Roman Empire. During the SEVEN YEARS WAR (1756-1763) the DILLENBURG was sacked (1760).
In 1806, the territories under the lines of Weilburg and Usingen formed a joint administration; the House of Orange renounced her claim on Nassau, ceding her territories to the GRAND DUCHY OF BERG. WIESBADEN officially became capital. After several border revisions, the Principality of Nassau, in a geographically revised, more compact shape, was confirmed at the VIENNA CONGRESS of 1815.
In the second half of the 18th century, iron mining in the SIEGERLAND intensified. In 1810, Nassau-Usingen and Nassau-Weilburg together had a population of 272,000 inhabitants.

Counts of Nassau-Dillenburg
Counts of Nassau-Usingen
Counts of Nassau-Weilburg
Wilhelm IV. (1716-1751)
Wilhelm V. (1751-1806)
Karl (1718-1775)
Karl Wilhelm (1775-1803)
Friedrich August (1803-1806)
Karl August (1719-1753)
Karl Christian (1753-1788)
Friedrich Wilhelm (1788-1806)

Wiesbaden's Geschichte in Stichworten, from Wiesbaden Homepage in German
Fünf Minuten Dillenburger Stadtgeschichte, from feg, in German
Principality of Nassau-Siegen and Nassau-Dillenburg, from Thomas Hoeckmann, in German
Notes sur les uniformes du contingent de Nassau de 1806 a 1813 d'apres Knotel et les historiques des regiments allemands., from Histofig, in French
Die Nassauer in Spanien. from Histofig, in German, by Andreas Kopp
DOCUMENTS Counts, Dukes, Princes of Nassau, from friesian.com
Rheinbund Statistics of 1810, from Nepoleon Online
Coins of Nassau-Weilburg, from Napoleonic Medals
Map : the Rheinbund of 1812, Map : Hessen, Nassau and Waldeck 1812, Map : Hessen, Nassau and Waldeck, 1814 from IEG Maps
Map : Nassau, 1789, Map : Nassau, 1803, posted by Val Rozn
List of Counts/Princes of Nassau, from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon
REFERENCE Territorien-Ploetz : Geschichte der Deutschen Länder, Vol.1, Würzburg 1964, pp.203-206
Coins of Nassau, 1601-1700, in Krause, Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins : Seventeenth Century 1601-1700, 2nd ed., 2000, pp.619
Coins of Nassau, 1701-1800, in : Krause, Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins : Eighteenth Century 1701-1800, 2nd ed., 1997, pp.424-425

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