Famous Dutch Historical Personalities

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King Willem-Alexander
(King of the Netherlands )
King Willem-Alexander
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Birthdate: April 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Willem-Alexander, son of Beatrix of the Netherlands and German-born diplomat Claus van Amsberg, took over as the king of the Netherlands after his mother’s abdication. He has served the Royal Netherlands Navy and been a member of the International Olympic Committee. His interests include sports and water management.
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Beatrix of the Netherlands
(Former Queen of the Netherlands (1980 - 2013))
Beatrix of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: January 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands

Beatrix of the Netherlands reigned as Queen of the Netherlands for 33 years. At the time of her abdication in favor of her son, she was the oldest-reigning monarch in the history of the monarchy of the Netherlands. As the queen, Beatrix had a huge impact on the Dutch people and continues to serve as a patron of several organizations.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: May 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

The queen consort of the Netherlands, Queen Máxima is the daughter of Argentine politician Jorge Zorreguieta. She initially worked in the sales departments of HDFC and Deutsche Bank. She apparently didn’t know she was meeting a prince when she met her husband, King Willem-Alexander, at the Seville Spring Fair.

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Juliana of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980)
Juliana of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: April 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: March 20, 2004

Juliana of the Netherlands was the Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980, during which she remained a popular member of the Dutch royal family. Her reign witnessed the decolonization and independence of Suriname and the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia). Several important places, including the Princess Juliana International Airport, are named after her.

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Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands (1890 - 1948))
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: August 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: November 28, 1962

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the only child of the King William III and his second wife, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, became queen at age 10. While she remained neutral during World War I, she went into exile to England during World War II. Her autobiography revealed her religious devotion.

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William I of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands (1815 - 1840))
William I of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: August 24, 1772
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: December 12, 1843

William I of the Netherlands reigned as the king of the Netherlands from 1815 to 1840. Before declaring himself King of the Netherlands, William I had an influential career in the military. In 1790, he was made the Dutch States Army's general of infantry where he served under his father William V, who served as Captain-General. 

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William III of the Netherlands
(Former King of the Netherlands (1849 - 1890))
William III of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: February 19, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: November 23, 1890

William III of the Netherlands was the king of the Netherlands for four decades from 1849 to 1890. The son of King William II and Anna Pavlovna of Russia, he ascended to the throne after the death of his father. The king’s behavior was often erratic, and it is speculated he suffered from a mental disorder.

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William II of the Netherlands
(Former King of the Netherlands (1840 - 1849))
William II of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: December 6, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: March 17, 1849

William II took over as the king of the Netherlands after his father William I’s abdication. His reign witnessed the transformation of his country into a parliamentary democracy through the constitution of 1848. With F.A. van Hall as the finance minister, he helped his country attain a surplus.

William V, Prince of Orange
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Birthdate: March 8, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: April 9, 1806

William V, Prince of Orange served as the last stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1751 to 1795. He also ruled the Principality of Orange-Nassau from 1751 until his death on 9 April 1806. 

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Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
(monarch, writer, composer)
Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: 1165
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nijmegen
Died: September 28, 1197

Henry VI of the Hohenstaufen dynasty was the Holy Roman Emperor in the 12th century. He was also the king of Germany and of Sicily, the latter through his marriage to Constance I. He failed in his attempt to make the crown of the Holy Roman Emperor a hereditary monarchy.

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Robert I, Duke of Parma
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Birthdate: July 9, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 16, 1907
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Anna Pavlovna of Russia
(Queen Consort of the Netherlands)
Anna Pavlovna of Russia
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Birthdate: January 18, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 1, 1865

Born as the youngest daughter of Paul I of Russia, Anna Pavlovna was given in a political marriage to William II of the Netherlands, becoming the Queen Consort when her husband ascended the throne. Never at home in Netherlands, which was more egalitarian than Russia, she always identified herself as a Russian Grand Duchess rather than as a Dutch queen.

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
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Birthdate: November 2, 1709
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 12, 1759
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Margarita of Austria
(Queen consort of Spain and Portugal)
Margarita of Austria
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Birthdate: December 25, 1584
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: October 3, 1611

The daughter of Austria’s Archduke Charles II and Mary Anna of Bavaria, Margaret of Austria Queen of Spain, later became the queen of Spain and Portugal by virtue of her marriage to King Philip III of Spain, who was also Philip II of Portugal, Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia.

Louise of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: August 5, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: March 30, 1871
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan
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Birthdate: August 7, 1282
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: May 5, 1316
Sophie of Württemberg
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Birthdate: June 17, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg Residential Palace, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: June 3, 1877
William II of Holland
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Birthdate: 1227
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Died: January 28, 1256
Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut
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Birthdate: July 15, 1401
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Quesnoy, France
Died: October 8, 1436
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Bertha of Holland
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Birthdate: 1055 AD
Birthplace: Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Died: October 15, 1094
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John William Friso
(Prince of Orange (1702 - 1711))
John William Friso
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Birthdate: August 14, 1687
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dessau, Germany
Died: July 14, 1711

John William Friso, the Prince of Orange, succeeded William III of Orange as the stadtholder of the provinces of Friesland and Groningen in the Dutch Republic and remained so until his death. Friso along with his wife, Marie Louise, is noted as the most recent common ancestors of all the currently reigning European monarchs.

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William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
(Count of Nassau-Dillenburg)
William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
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Birthdate: April 10, 1487
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dillenburg, Germany
Died: October 6, 1559
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Floris V, Count of Holland
(Count of Holland and Zeeland)
Floris V, Count of Holland
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Birthdate: June 24, 1254
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Died: June 27, 1296
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Charlotte of Bourbon
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Birthdate: 1546 AD
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: May 5, 1582
Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: November 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: October 12, 1837