Name: Walram I von Nassau 1
Birth: ABT 1146
Death: 01 FEB 1198
From Leo van de Pas websight; http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00021618&tree=LEO:
Walram was born about 1146, a younger son of Ruprecht I, Graf von Laurenburg, and Beatrix von Limburg. With his wife Kunigunde von Ziegenhain he had two sons and a daughter, of whom Heinrich II would have progeny.
When his father died Walram was only seven. He first shared the rule with his eldest brother Ruprecht II, who died around 1159 and about whom little is known, then with his cousins Heinrich I and Ruprecht III. After their deaths in 1167 and 1190 respectively he ruled alone. In 1159 Nassau-Laurenburg was taken as a fief of the archbishopric of Trier, which gave rise to disputes that would continue in future generations. Walram also had disputes with the neighbouring houses of Eppstein, Solms and Katzenelnbogen. He acquired the stewardships over Koblenz and Ems as well as the mark of Herborn and he was administrator in the Siegerland, like his grandfather. Like his cousin Ruprecht III he was involved in the Third Crusade, and in particular in the foundation of the Teutonic Order at Acre in the Levant (his grandson Ruprecht V would later become a knight of the order).
Walram died on 1 February 1198. He was buried at Kloster Arnstein.
Father: Ruprecht I von Laurenburg
Mother: Beatrix of Limburg
Kunigunde von Siegenhain
- Heinrich II von Nassau b: ABT 1190
- Title: Leo van de Pas: Genealogics Website
Source Medium: Electronic
Source Quality: Well documented