|Countess Louise Juliana|
Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau
|Born||31 March 1576|
|Died|| 15 March 1644 67) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Frederick IV, Elector Palatine|
Luise Juliane, Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken
Frederick V, Elector Palatine
Elisabeth Charlotte, Electress of Brandenburg
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 is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the northwest. Together with them, it is part of both Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area and the Randstad.
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.
Frederick IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, only surviving son of Louis VI, Elector Palatine and Elisabeth of Hesse, called "Frederick the Righteous".
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.
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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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|Ancestors of Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau|
Countess Louise Juliana of NassauBorn: 31 March 1576 Died: 15 March 1644
Anne of East Frisia
| Electress Palatine |
| Succeeded by|
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