Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg

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Landgravine Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg (May 1466 – 17 January 1523), German: Elisabeth Landgräfin von Hessen-Marburg, was a landgravine from the House of Hesse-Marburg and through marriage Countess of Nassau-Siegen. She was heiress to the County of Katzenelnbogen, which after her brother's death was claimed both by her and the Landgraviate of Hesse. The legal dispute for the County of Katzenelnbogen between the House of Nassau and the House of Hesse lasted until well after her death and is known as the Katzenelnbogische Erbfolgestreit.

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Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg
Countess Consort of Nassau-Siegen
Coat of armsArms_of_the_house_of_Hesse_%281450-1479%29.svg
Native nameElisabeth Landgräfin von Hessen-Marburg
BornMay 1466
Died17 January 1523
BuriedSt. John's Church, Franciscan monastery, Siegen
Reburied: St. Mary's Church [de], Siegen 1836
Noble familyHouse of Hesse-Marburg
Spouse(s)John V, Count of Nassau-Siegen
FatherHenry III 'the Rich' of Hesse-Marburg
MotherAnne of Katzenelnbogen