Nassau Castle, located in Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, was the original seat of the House of Nassau. The ruins of the castle are situated on a rock outcropping about 120 m (390 ft) above the Lahn River. The House of Nassau was an aristocratic dynasty among whose descendants are the present-day rulers of the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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... Count Dudo, considered the founder of the House of Nassau, had built the castle of Laurenburg around 1080 ... He had also laid the foundations of Nassau Castle in present day Nassau, Germany, around 1100, on land belonging to the Bishopric of Worms ... After 1120, Robert, ruled from Nassau Castle together with his brother Arnold I ...
... The castle was founded around 1100 by Count Dudo-Henry of Laurenburg (German Dudo-Heinrich von Laurenburg), the founder of the House of Nassau ... also translated Rupert) and Arnold I of Laurenburg, established themselves at Nassau Castle with its tower ... They renovated and extended the castle complex in 1124 ...
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