Anna van Egmont

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Anna van Egmont
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
PredecessorMaximiliaan van Egmond
SuccessorWilliam the Silent
BornMarch 1533
Grave, Duchy of Brabant
Died24 March 1558 (aged 25)
Breda, Duchy of Brabant
SpouseWilliam I, Prince of Orange
IssueCountess Maria
Philip William, Prince of Orange
Maria, Countess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
FatherMaximiliaan van Egmond
MotherFrançoise de Lannoy
Statue of Anna van Egmont with her husband William the Silent and their children Maria and Philip William in Buren

Anna van Egmont (Grave, March 1533 – Breda, 24 March 1558) was a member of an important and rich Dutch family. She was the first wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange.

She was the only child of Maximiliaan van Egmond and Françoise de Lannoy. 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. Because she was the only child, she also got the title of Countess of Buren and Lady of Egmond.

In 1551 she married William the Silent in Buren. Because she was the Lady of Egmond and Countess of Buren, he became Lord of Egmond and Count of Buren. They had three children:

Anna died when she was only 25 years old. She is buried in Breda.