Louise Juliana of Nassau

Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau (Delft, 31 March 1576 – Königsberg, 15 March 1644) was the eldest daughter of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange and his third spouse Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpensier.

Biography

Louise Juliana is the first Dutch born member of the House of Orange-Nassau. After her father was murdered in 1584, she and some of her five sisters were raised by their stepmother Louise de Coligny.

On 23 June 1593, Louise Juliana married Frederick IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, by whom she had eight children. After the death of her husband in 1610, she ruled in the name of her son Frederick V, known as "the Winter King."

Ancestry

Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau
Born: 31 March 1576 Died: 15 March 1644
Preceded by
Anne of East Frisia
Electress Palatine
1593–1610
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Stuart

References

  • "Louise Juliana, keurvorstin van de Palts" last accessed April 1, 2007
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