Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau

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Countess Louise Juliana

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Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau
Born(1576-03-31)31 March 1576
Died 15 March 1644(1644-03-15) (aged 67)
Noble family Nassau
Spouse(s) Frederick IV, Elector Palatine


Luise Juliane, Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken
Katharina Sofie
Frederick V, Elector Palatine
Elisabeth Charlotte, Electress of Brandenburg
Anna Eleonore
Louis William
Maurice Christian
Louis Philip, Count Palatine of Simmern-Kaiserslautern
Father William the Silent
Mother Charlotte of Bourbon

Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau (31 March 1576 in Delft – 15 March 1644 in Königsberg) was a countess of the Palatinate by marriage to Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, and regent during the minority of her son from 1610 until 1611. She was the eldest daughter of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange and his third spouse Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpensier.

Delft City and municipality in South Holland, Netherlands

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Königsberg capital city in Prussia

Königsberg is the name for a former German city that is now Kaliningrad, Russia. Originally a Sambian or Old Prussian city, it later belonged to the State of the Teutonic Order, the Duchy of Prussia, the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany until 1945. After being largely destroyed in World War II by Allied bombing and Soviet forces and annexed by the Soviet Union thereafter, the city was renamed Kaliningrad. Few traces of the former Königsberg remain today.

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Louise Juliana as a girl

Louise Juliana was 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.

Louise de Coligny fourth wife of William the Silent

Louise de Coligny was a Princess consort of Orange as the fourth and last spouse of William the Silent. She was the daughter of Gaspard II de Coligny and Charlotte de Laval.

On 23 June 1593, Louise Juliana married Frederick IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine.

After the death of her husband in 1610, she ruled in the name of her son Frederick V, known as "the Winter King."

Her regency was discontinued in 1611.


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Louis Philip was the Count Palatine of Simmern-Kaiserslautern from 1610 until 1655. Philip acted as Administrator of the Palatinate between 1632 and 1648.


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

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