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Anna van Egmont
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Princess consort of Orange
Tenure 6 July 1551 - 24 March 1558
Countess of Buren
Countess of Leerdam
Countess of Lingen
Lady of Egmond
Tenure 24 December 1548 - 24 March 1558
Predecessor Maximiliaan van Egmond
Successor William the Silent
Born March 1533
Grave, Duchy of Brabant
Died 24 March 1558 (aged 25)
Breda, Duchy of Brabant
Spouse William I, Prince of Orange
Issue Countess Maria
Philip William, Prince of Orange
Maria, Countess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
House Egmond
Father Maximiliaan van Egmond
Mother Françoise de Lannoy
Willem van Oranje en Anne van Buren
Statue of Anna van Egmont with her husband William the Silent and their children Maria and Philip William in Buren

Anna van Egmont (Grave, March 1533 – Breda, 24 March 1558) was a member of an important and rich Dutch family. She was the first wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange.

She was the only child of Maximiliaan van Egmond and Françoise de Lannoy. She was also Countess of Lingen and of Leerdam, and Lady of IJsselstein, of Borssele, of Grave, of Cranendonck, of Jaarsveld, of Kortgene, of Sint Maartensdijk, and of Odijk. Because she was the only child, she also got the title of Countess of Buren and Lady of Egmond.

In 1551 she married William the Silent in Buren. Because she was the Lady of Egmond and Countess of Buren, he became Lord of Egmond and Count of Buren. They had three children:

  • Countess Maria von Nassau (22 November 1553 – after 23 July 1555), died when she was very young.
  • Philip William, Prince of Orange (19 December 1554 – 20 February 1618), married Eleonora of Bourbon-Condé
  • Countess Maria of Nassau (7 February 1556 – 10 October 1616), married Count Philip of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, one male child

Anna died when she was only 25 years old. She was buried in Breda.



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