Wolrad II the Scholar

Count Wolrad II 'the Scholar' of Waldeck-Eisenberg (27 March 1509 – 15 April 1578), German: Wolrad II. 'der Gelehrte' Graf von Waldeck-Eisenberg, was since 1539 Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg.

Wolrad II, Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg
Count Wolrad II of Waldeck-Eisenberg.
Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg
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PredecessorPhilip III
SuccessorJosias I
Full name
Wolrad II Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg
Native nameWolrad II. Graf von Waldeck-Eisenberg
BornWolrad Graf von Waldeck-Eisenberg
(1509-03-27)27 March 1509
Died15 April 1578(1578-04-15) (aged 69)
Eilhausen [de]
Buried20 April 1578
Saint Kilian Church [de], Korbach
Noble familyHouse of Waldeck
Spouse(s)Anastasia Günthera of Schwarzburg-Blankenburg
FatherPhilip III of Waldeck-Eisenberg
MotherAdelaide of Hoya
OccupationCanon of St. Gereon's Basilica, Cologne 1520–1544

By Wolrad and his relatives from the cadet branches, the Reformation in the County of Waldeck was almost completed. They defied the Emperor, had to fight for pardon, but remained Protestant and enforced the Reformation in their county. In the process, Wolrad took a leading position in the spiritual field.[1]


  1. Haarmann (2014), pp. 20–21.