Person:Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1)

Wilhelmina der Nederlanden
m. 7 JAN 1879
  1. Wilhelmina der Nederlanden1880 - 1962
m. 7 Feb 1901
  1. Juliana der Nederlanden1909 - 2004

Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria

koningin der Nederlanden 1890-1948

  • prinses van Oranje-Nassau
  • hertogin van Mecklenburg 1901-1962

Facts and Events

Name Wilhelmina der Nederlanden
Baptismal Name Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria van Oranje-Nassau
Gender Female
Birth[1] 31 Aug 1880 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsPaleis Noordeinde
Christening? 12 Oct 1880 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage 7 Feb 1901 's-Gravenhage, Netherlandsto Hendrik van Mecklenburg Schwerin
Death[1] 28 Nov 1962 Apeldoorn, Gelderland, NetherlandsPaleis 't Loo
Burial? 8 Dec 1962 Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reference Number? Q150747?

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Wilhelmina (; Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria; 31 August 1880 – 28 November 1962) was Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 until her abdication in 1948.

Wilhelmina was the only child of King William III and his second wife Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont. At the age of four she became heir presumptive to the Dutch throne after her half brother and great uncle died. She became queen when her father died, when she was 10 years old. As she was still a minor, her mother served as regent until she turned 18 years old. In 1901, she married Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin with whom she had a daughter Juliana.

She reigned for nearly 58 years, longer than any other Dutch monarch. Her reign saw the First and the Second world wars, the Dutch economic crisis of 1933, and the decline of the Netherlands as a major colonial power. Outside the Netherlands she is primarily remembered for her role in World War II, in which she proved to be a great inspiration to the Dutch resistance.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nederland's Adelsboek, Vol. 96, p. LVI, 2011.
  2.   article, in Zierikzeesche nieuwsbode, 28 juni 1935.
    Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode, 28 juni 1935. Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode, 28 juni 1935.