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Stadtholderate under the House of Orange-Nassau

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
William I
  • the Silent
  • Willem I
(1533-04-24)24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584(1584-07-10) (aged 51) 26 July 1581 10 July 1584 Stadtholder Orange-Nassau William, Prince of Orange
Maurice
  • Maurits
(1567-11-14)14 November 1567 – 23 April 1625(1625-04-23) (aged 57) 1585 23 April 1625 Stadtholder, son of William I Orange-Nassau
Frederick Henry
  • Frederik Hendrik
(1584-01-29)29 January 1584 – 14 March 1647(1647-03-14) (aged 63) 23 April 1625 14 March 1647 Stadtholder, son of William I Orange-Nassau
William II
  • Willem II
(1626-05-27)27 May 1626 – 6 November 1650(1650-11-06) (aged 24) 14 March 1647 6 November 1650 Stadtholder, son of Frederick Henry Orange-Nassau
William III
  • Willem III
(1650-11-04)4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702(1702-03-08) (aged 51) 4 July 1672 8 March 1702 Stadtholder, son of William II also King of England, Scotland and Ireland Orange-Nassau
William IV
  • Willem IV
(1711-09-01)1 September 1711 – 22 October 1751(1751-10-22) (aged 40) 1 September 1711 22 October 1751 First formally hereditary Stadtholder of the United Netherlands, son of John William Friso Orange-Nassau
William V
  • Willem V
(1748-03-08)8 March 1748 – 9 April 1806(1806-04-09) (aged 58) 22 October 1751 19 January 1795 Hereditary Stadtholder of the United Netherlands, son of William IV, deposed by the Batavian Revolution Orange-Nassau

When William III died childless, the patrilineal ancestry of Orange-Nassau became extinct. In contrast to other provinces of the Dutch Republic, Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe had mostly drawn its stadtholders from the House of Nassau, that starting with John VI, the brother of William of Orange, and comprises in addition a matrilineal ancestry with the house of Orange-Nassau.

Stadtholderate under the House of Nassau

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
John VI
  • the Elder
  • Jan VI
(1536-11-22)22 November 1536 – 8 October 1606(1606-10-08) (aged 69) 1578 1581 Stadtholder, brother of William I Nassau
William Louis
  • Our Father
  • Willem Lodewijk
(1560-03-13)13 March 1560 – 31 May 1620(1620-05-31) (aged 60) 1584 1620 Stadtholder, son of John VI Nassau
Ernest Casimir I
  • Ernst Casimir I
(1573-12-22)22 December 1573 – 2 June 1632(1632-06-02) (aged 58) 1620 1632 Stadtholder, son of John VI Nassau
Henry Casimir I
  • Hendrik Casimir I
(1612-01-21)21 January 1612 – 13 July 1640(1640-07-13) (aged 28) 1632 1640 Stadtholder, son of Ernest Casimir I Nassau
William Frederick
  • Willem Frederik
(1613-08-07)7 August 1613 – 31 October 1664(1664-10-31) (aged 51) 1640 1664 Stadtholder, son of Ernest Casimir I Nassau
Henry Casimir II
  • Hendrik Casimir II
(1657-01-18)18 January 1657 – 25 March 1696(1696-03-25) (aged 39) 18 January 1664 25 March 1696 Hereditary Stadtholder, son of William Frederick and maternal grandson of Frederick Henry Nassau
John William Friso
  • Johan Willem Friso
(1687-08-04)4 August 1687 – 14 July 1711(1711-07-14) (aged 23) 25 March 1696 14 July 1711 Hereditary Stadtholder, son of Henry Casimir II, succeeded by his son William IV of Orange-Nassau, Hereditary Stadtholder of the United Netherlands Nassau

Kingdom of Holland (1806–1810)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Louis I
  • the Good
  • Lodewijk I
(1778-09-02)2 September 1778 – 25 July 1846(1846-07-25) (aged 67) 5 June 1806 1 July 1810 Brother of Napoleon Bonaparte Louis I of Holland
Louis II
  • Lodewijk II
(1804-10-11)11 October 1804 – 17 March 1831(1831-03-17) (aged 26) 1 July 1810 9 July 1810 Son of Louis I Bonaparte Louis II of Holland

Principality of the Netherlands (1813–1815)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
William Frederick
  • Willem Frederik
(1772-08-24)24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843(1843-12-12) (aged 71) 6 December 1813 16 March 1815 Son of the last Stadtholder William V, raised the Netherlands to a Kingdom status in 1815 Orange-Nassau William Frederick of the Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands (1815–present)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
William I
  • Willem I
(1772-08-24)24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843(1843-12-12) (aged 71) 16 March 1815 7 October 1840 Son of the last Stadtholder William V

Abdicated
Orange-Nassau William I of the Netherlands
William II
  • Willem II
(1792-12-06)6 December 1792 – 17 March 1849(1849-03-17) (aged 56) 7 October 1840 17 March 1849 Son of William I Orange-Nassau William II of the Netherlands
William III
  • Willem III
(1817-02-19)19 February 1817 – 23 November 1890(1890-11-23) (aged 73) 17 March 1849 23 November 1890 Son of William II Orange-Nassau William III of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina (1880-08-31)31 August 1880 – 28 November 1962(1962-11-28) (aged 82) 23 November 1890 4 September 1948 Daughter of William III

Abdicated
Orange-Nassau Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Juliana (1909-04-30)30 April 1909 – 20 March 2004(2004-03-20) (aged 94) 4 September 1948 30 April 1980 Daughter of Wilhelmina

Abdicated
Orange-Nassau (Mecklenburg) Juliana of the Netherlands
Beatrix 31 January 1938 (1938-01-31) (age 82) 30 April 1980 30 April 2013 Daughter of Juliana

Abdicated
Orange-Nassau (Lippe) Beatrix of the Netherlands
William-Alexander
  • Willem-Alexander
27 April 1967 (1967-04-27) (age 53) 30 April 2013 Incumbent Son of Beatrix Orange-Nassau (Amsberg)
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