1564 Armgard and Walburgis von Rietberg by Hermann tom Ring (Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte  - Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) Wm

The Wikipedia article for Amgard (also called Irmgard and Ermengard), left follows:  "Countess Armgard of Rietberg (also: Irmgard; died 13 July 1584) was from 1562 to 1584 Countess of Rietberg in her own right. She was also Countess of Hoya by marriage from 1568 to 1575 and Countess of Lippe by marriage from 1578 until her death.

Armgard was the elder of two daughters of John II and Agnes of Bentheim-Steinfurt. Armgard married on 3 January 1568 Count Eric V of Hoya. He died on 12 March 1575. Armgard then married on 26 June 1578 Count Simon VI of Lippe.

Her father died on 11 December 1562. Because she had no brothers, Armgard and her sister Walburgis inherited his possessions. Because they were minors, their mother acted as guardian and Regent. On 27 September 1576, Armgard and Walburgis divided their inheritance: Armgard received Rietberg; Walburgis received the Harlingerland.

Armgard died childless on 13 July 1584 and the County of Rietberg fell to her sister Walburgis, so that the County of Rietberg and Harlingerland were reunited..."

The Wikipedia article for Walburgis (also called Walburg and probably called Walpurgis), right, is here. She was Enno III, Count of East Frisia’s first wife. The German language Wikipedia article for Hermann tom Ring is here.

From Wikimedia. This is the same image that was originally posted, but with a new title.

1564 Armgard and Walburgis von Rietberg by Hermann tom Ring (Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte  - Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) Wm

This portrait of the von Rietberg sisters by Hermann tom Ring shows them wearing colorful German adaptations of French fashions. The necklaces look very heavy.

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