Anna van Egmont

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Anna van Egmont
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Princess consort of Orange
Tenure6 July 1551 – 24 March 1558
Countess of Buren
Countess of Leerdam
Countess of Lingen
Lady of Egmond
Tenure24 December 1548 – 24 March 1558
Predecessor Maximiliaan van Egmond
Successor William the Silent
BornMarch 1533
Grave, Duchy of Brabant
Died24 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
MotherFrançoise de Lannoy
Anna van Egmont with her husband William the Silent and their children Maria and Philip William Willem van Oranje en Anne van Buren.jpg
Anna van Egmont with her husband William the Silent and their children Maria and Philip William

Anna van Egmont (March 1533 – 24 March 1558) was a wealthy Dutch heiress who became the first wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

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Anna was born in Grave, Netherlands. As the only child of Maximiliaan van Egmond and Françoise de Lannoy, she was suo jure Countess of Buren and Lady of Egmond. 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.

Grave, Netherlands Municipality in North Brabant, Netherlands

Grave is a municipality in the Dutch province North Brabant. The municipality had a population of 12,395 in 2017. Grave is a member of the Dutch Association of Fortified Cities.

Maximiliaan van Egmond Dutch noble

Maximiliaan of Egmont (1509–1548) was Count of Buren and Leerdam, and Stadtholder of Friesland from 1540 until 1548. He was the son of Floris van Egmont whom he succeeded as count after his father's death in 1539.

Lannoy family family

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In 1551 she married William the Silent in Buren, and thereby he earned the titles Lord of Egmond and Count of Buren. Anna van Egmont had three children with William the Silent:

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Anna died and was buried in Breda.

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