|Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg|
|Born|| 16 May 1542|
|Died||5 January 1580 37)(aged|
|Noble family||House of Hanau|
|Spouse(s)||Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl|
|Father||Philipp IV, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg|
|Mother||Eleonore of Fürstenberg|
Countess Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg (16 May 1542 in Lichtenberg – 5 January 1580) was the eldest surviving daughter of Count Philipp IV (20 May 1512 – 19 February 1590) and his wife, Countess Eleonore of Fürstenberg (11 October 1523 – 26 April 1544).
Lichtenberg is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
Philipp IV of Hanau-Lichtenberg was from 1538 to 1590 the reigning Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg. Before his accession he had already conducted government business on behalf of his father, Count Philipp III. He was very interested in alchemy.
Eleonore of Fürstenberg was a daughter of Count Frederick III of Fürstenberg. Eleanore was a convinced Protestant. However, she had little influence on the change of denomination in Hanau-Lichtenberg, due to her untimely death.
Anna Sibylle married on 12 October 1562to Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (1542-1577). They had a son: Philipp Wolfgang of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl (d. 1618).
Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg
∞ Louis of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl
This marriage proved to be important to the history of the House of Hanau and the counties of Hanau-Münzenberg and Hanau-Lichtenberg, because her grandson Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl played a major role during the final phase of the Thirty Years' War. He acted as regent for the underage count Friedrich Casimir, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg, Hanau-Lichtenberg from 1641 to 1647 and in Hanau-Münzneberg from 1642 to 1647. Georg II achieved the reunification of the two parts of Hanau, despite resistance of the Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, who was the liege lord of Hanau-Münzenberg.
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