Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler

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Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena
Born(1640-02-14)14 February 1640
Strasbourg
Died12 December 1693(1693-12-12) (aged 53)
Babenhausen
BuriedSt. John's Church in Hanau
Noble family Wittelsbach
Spouse(s) Johann Reinhard II of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Father Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler
Mother Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken

Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (14 February 1640, Strasbourg 12 December 1693, Babenhausen) was a daughter of Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (1598–1654) and his first wife, Countess Palatine Magdalene Catherine of Zweibrücken (1606–1648).

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Life

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Anna Magdalena's widow seat was Babenhausen Castle in Babenhausen.

Death

Anna Magdalena died on 12 December 1693 was buried on 6 February 1694 in the family vault of the St. John's Church in Hanau. [2] This tomb, including Anna Magdalena's grave, was in completely destroyed by bombing during the Second World War.

On the occasion of her funeral, several funeral sermons appeared in print:

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Footnotes

  1. Suchier, Grabmonumente, p. 53
  2. Some sources claim that she was buried in Babenhausen, but this was definitively refuted by: Reinhard Suchier: Die Grabmonumente und Särge der in Hanau bestatteten Personen aus den Häusern Hanau und Hessen, p. 46 ff
  3. Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstigen Trauerschriften im Hessischen Staatsarchiv Darmstadt = Marburger Personalschriften-Forschungen, vol. 13, Sigmaringen, 1991, #70
  4. Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstigen Trauerschriften im Hessischen Staatsarchiv Darmstadt = Marburger Personalschriften-Forschungen, vol. 13, Sigmaringen, 1991, #71
  5. Katalog der fürstlich Stolberg-Stolberg’schen Leichenpredigten-Sammlung, vol. 3, Leipzig, 1930, #12 637 (possibly identical with the funeral sermon of M. Langermann and Johannes Laurentius, because of Edelsheim is also present as co-author there)
  6. Katalog der fürstlich Stolberg-Stolberg’schen Leichenpredigten-Sammlung. Bd. 3, Leipzig 1930, #12 637
  7. Rudolf Lenz u.a.: Katalog der Leichenpredigten und sonstigen Trauerschriften in der Universitätsbibliothek Gießen, p. 110, # 970
  8. Katalog der fürstlich Stolberg-Stolberg’schen Leichenpredigten-Sammlung. Bd. 3, Leipzig 1930, #12 638