Anna of Saxony

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Anna of Saxony (23 December 1544 – 18 December 1577) was the heiress of Maurice, Elector of Saxony, and Agnes, eldest daughter of Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse.[1] Maurice's only son, Albert, died in infancy. Anna was the second wife of William the Silent.[1]

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Anna of Saxony
Portrait after Antonis Mor, c.1560–1574
Princess consort of Orange
Tenure25 August 1561 – 22 March 1571
Born23 December 1544
Dresden, Duchy of Saxony
Died18 December 1577(1577-12-18) (aged 32)
Dresden, Electorate of Saxony
SpouseWilliam I, Prince of Orange
Anna, Countess of Nassau-Dillenburg
Maurice, Prince of Orange
Emilia, Princess of Portugal
Christine von Diez [de] (illegitimate)
FatherMaurice, Elector of Saxony
MotherAgnes of Hesse

Anna's wealth drew many suitors;[2] before the proposal of William in 1560, there were negotiations with the Swedish royal house. She ultimately accepted his suit, and they were married on 25 August 1561.[2]

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