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  Dutch monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first king of the constitutional monarchy of the Netherlands, William I, was a direct descendant of John the Elder, a younger brother of William of Orange (also known as William the Silent) who, from 1568 on, had led the Dutch in their eighty-year struggle for independence from Spain.
Initial disappointment of many Dutch people because of her quick withdrawal to London faded when she proved to be of great moral support to the people and the resistance in her occupied country.
Traditionally, Dutch monarchs have always been members of the Dutch Reformed church although this was never constitutionally required.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dutch_monarchy   (1008 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Dutch monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A stadtholder (Dutch: stadhouder meaning representative, a literal translation of the French lieutenant or the Latin locum tenans) was the person who ruled an area in the name of the land owner, in the Netherlands (which includes present-day Belgium) from the 15th to the 18th century.
Her Majesty Queen Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Orange-Nassau) (born January 31, 1938), styled HM The Queen is the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980.
The Dutch Reformed Church or Netherlands Reformed Church (in Dutch: Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk (NHK)) was a denomination of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dutch-monarchy   (4297 words)

  
 Prince Willem Alexander Of The Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dutch royal - whose aunt is Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands - tied the...
Like all Dutch monarchs, Prince Willem-Alexander is a member of the Protestant Dutch Reformed church but, unlike the highly controversial 1964 marriage to a Roman Catholic by his aunt, Princess Irene, religion was not an issue in the Prince's marriage.
She is second in line to the Dutch throne and named after Amalia von Solms.
www.wikiverse.org /prince-willem-alexander-of-the-netherlands   (609 words)

  
 Máxima Zorreguieta - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Princess of Orange (Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti) (born May 17, 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is the wife of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, heir to the Dutch throne.
The significance of his potential connection to the Dutch royal family, and his possible presence at a royal wedding, was hotly debated for several months.
In the end, approval for the marriage was granted by the Dutch parliament (necessary by law for Willem-Alexander to remain heir to the throne) but Máxima's father was not allowed to attend the wedding.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Maxima_Zorreguieta_Cerruti   (309 words)

  
 Dutch monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The first king of the constitutional monarchy of the Netherlands, William I, was a descendant of William the Rich through his eldest son William of Orange (also known as William the Silent) who, from 1568 on, had led the Dutch in their eighty-year struggle for independence from Spain.
When Wilhelmina came to the throne in 1890 at age 10 (her mother, Queen Emma, second wife of the then deceased William III, acted as regent until Wilhelmina reached the age of 18) — Luxembourg, also a former member of the erstwhile German Confederation, seceded almost immediately.
Six of these seven princes as well as Margriet, are all (potentially) legal heirs to the throne, although the first right goes to the Crown Prince, and after him his daughter Catharina-Amalia, then his brother Constantijn.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Dutch_monarch   (1065 words)

  
 Beatrix of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Her Majesty, Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of Orange-Nassau (born January 31, 1938) is the Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having acceded to the throne in 1980.
Both events are reflected in contemporary Dutch literature: the 1966 affair in the classic “Aanslaag” by Harry Mulisch, and the riot of 1980 in the books of A.F.Th.
She was interviewed on Dutch television, was offered a concert on Dam Square by the city of Amsterdam, and a celebration took place in The Hague, the country's seat of government.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Beatrix_of_the_Netherlands   (1071 words)

  
 Dutch monarchy -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Initial disappointment of many Dutch people because of her quick withdrawal to (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London faded when she proved to be of great moral support to the people and the resistance in her occupied country.
One of her first official acts was to sign the treaty of independence of the Dutch colony (A republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions) Indonesia.
Traditionally, Dutch monarchs have always been members of the (Click link for more info and facts about Dutch Reformed church) Dutch Reformed church although this was never constitutionally required.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/D/Du/Dutch_monarchy.htm   (1345 words)

  
 The Netherlands: In Depth : History : 17th to 19th Centuries | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dutch explorers were establishing the infant Nieuw Amsterdam (later to be called New York City); Abel Tasman was sailing around the South Pacific, discovering New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, Tonga, and Tasmania; and the Dutch Indonesian colonies were established.
Needless to say, Dutch support for the new United States of America (Holland was the first to recognize the fledgling country's nationhood and even extended three substantial loans to the new government) did little to heal the breach with the British.
When the Dutch recalled the House of Orange in 1814, it was to fill the role of king in a constitutional monarchy.
www.frommers.com /destinations/thenetherlands/0214031264.html   (1360 words)

  
 International Tamil Conference 1974 - Matrimonial Alliances between Tamilnad & the Sinhalese Royal Family
It was due to a series of such diplomatic marriage alliances that in the eighteenth century, a youth from Madurai peacefully ascended the throne of Kandy and was unanimously hailed by the chiefs and people as the ruler of Ceylon.
The Dutch who were masters of the maritime districts of Ceylon, held the principal ports and controlled the seas round the island.
It is therefore tempting to conclude that it was the marumakkathayam law which influenced the accession of the son of Pitti Nayakkar to the throne of Kandy as Sri Vijaya Rajasinha.
www.tamilnation.org /conferences/cnfJA74/lorna.htm   (2990 words)

  
 Dutch monarchy - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The first king of the constitutional monarchy of the Netherlands, Willem I, was a descendant of Willem the Old and his son William of Orange, also known as William the Silent, who from 1568 on had led the Dutch in their eighty-year struggle for independence from Spain.
When Wilhelmina came to the throne in 1890 at age 10 (her mother, Queen Emma, second wife of the then deceased William III, acted as regent until Wilhelmina reached the age of 18) -- Luxembourg, also a former member of the erstwhile German Confederation, seceded almost immediately.
Initial disappointment of many Dutch people because of her quick withdrawal to London faded when she proved to be of great mental support to the people and the resistance in her occupied country.
www.free-definition.com /Dutch-monarchy.html   (974 words)

  
 European Royal History: The Coburgs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the end, the Dutch were repelled, Leopold’s popularity among his subjects grew stronger, and a queen was brought from Paris.
His most lasting legacy was to inherit his son Leopold II with a throne strong enough to withstand the scandalous life of the second King of the Belgians.
By the time William IV inherited the throne from his brother King George IV in 1830, little Princess Victoria of Kent was the established heiress to the greatest throne of Europe.
www.eurohistory.com /coburgs.htm   (4054 words)

  
 CNN.com - Prince gives up throne for love - Oct. 10, 2003
Dutch royals have a history of facing opposition to their planned marriages.
The prince who is second in line to the Dutch throne has given up his right of succession after failing to win government approval to wed his fiancee.
Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said he could not support the marriage between Prince Johan Friso and a woman alleged to have had a relationship with a gangster.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/10/10/dutch.royals/index.html   (532 words)

  
 Indonesia - The Dutch on Java, 1619-1755
The key to Dutch commercial success in Indonesia was the security of its base of operations at Batavia.
In 1684 the crown prince of Banten, involved in a revolt against his own father, asked for Dutch aid and in return was obliged to make concessions that essentially spelled the end of the kingdom's independence.
The war dragged on until 1755, when the Treaty of Giyanti was ratified, recognizing Pakubuwona III (reigned 1749-55) as ruler of Surakarta and Mangkubumi (who took the title of sultan and the name Hamengkubuwono) as ruler of Yogyakarta.
countrystudies.us /indonesia/8.htm   (568 words)

  
 EuroSavant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maxima Zorreguieta is the wife of the heir to the Dutch throne, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the House of Orange, whom she married in full pomp and splendor in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on the resonant date of February 2, 2002 (02.02.02).
This enables the Dutch to engage in the sport of arguing just how close father-in-law Zorreguieta should be allowed to the royal family.
Máxima gave birth on Sunday, 7 December 2003, to Princess Catharina-Amalia - second-in-line to the Dutch throne behind her father, the Crown Prince.
www.eurosavant.com /Files/maxima.html   (224 words)

  
 The Netherlands : In Depth : History | Frommers.com
Needless to say, Dutch support for the new United States of America (Holland was the first to recognize the fledgling country's nationhood and extended three substantial loans to the new government) did little to heal the breach with the British.
By the time William V -- with his mixed Dutch-Anglo background -- ascended the Dutch throne, anti-British sentiment was so strong that in 1795 he was exiled to England and a new Batavian Republic was set up, aligning itself with France.
During the war the Dutch operated one of the most effective underground movements in Europe, which became an important factor in the liberation in 1945.
www.frommers.com /destinations/thenetherlands/0214020044.html   (3301 words)

  
 Royal Dutch Wedding
Dutch Crown Prince, Willem-Alexander, married Argentine, Maxima Zorreguieta, in a regal ceremony in Amsterdam that drew royalty and nobility from around the world.
The 34-year-old Prince of Orange (the royal color) and heir to the Dutch throne married Maxima Zorreguieta, 30.
The big news of the day was the royal Dutch wedding of the Prince of Orange and his Argentine bride in Amsterdam.
www.biblenews1.com /history2/20020202.htm   (1205 words)

  
 CNN.com - Crowds cheer Dutch royal newlyweds - February 2, 2002
An estimated 80,000 well-wishers cheered and waved Dutch flags as the couple arrived at the Beurs van Berlage, the disused trading exchange, where the civil ceremony took place.
Dutch royals have married Germans and Russians but never fellow nationals over the past two centuries.
Dutch royals have often courted controversy with their consorts.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/02/02/holland.marriage   (987 words)

  
 Welcome to the website of the Netherlands Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The girl will be third in line to the Dutch throne after her father and her sister Catharina-Amalia, born on December 7, 2003.
The couple have not yet decided on a name for the baby who was born in the early afternoon at the Bronovo hospital in The Hague weighing almost 3.5 kg.
Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende congratulated the couple, saying the birth was a great gift in the year that Queen Beatrix is celebrating 25 years on the throne.
www.netherlandsembassy.bg /viewpage.php?path=348&sLanguage=1   (238 words)

  
 Asiatour.com / Thailand / the country and its people / history / Ayutthaya
Furthermore, palace revolts and usurpations of the throne become a fairly normal feature for the remaining centuries of the Ayutthaya period in Thai history.
The Dutch interfere, advising Pattani to ask for forgiveness from King Prasattong for her rebellious acts.
Be that as it may, King Narai ascended the throne of Siam and reigned for 32 years, until 1688.
www.asiatour.com /thailand/e-01land/et-lan71.htm   (8038 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Dutch prince renounces throne
Dutch Prince Johan Friso has effectively renounced his right of succession to the throne, after the government refused to support his forthcoming marriage.
Under Dutch law, royals who aspire to the throne must receive permission from the government and parliament to marry as the cabinet will bear responsibility for their actions.
Crown Prince Willem Alexander, first in line to the throne to succeed Queen Beatrix, sparked a storm when he proposed to an Argentine whose father served in the military junta.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3181514.stm   (382 words)

  
 goDutch.com :: Fourteen second-generation 'Oranje's' make their individual marks
Prince Constantijn is the youngest of the Queen's sons and goes by the nickname 'Tijn'.
She is the fourth in line for succession to the throne and as such, Margriet often represents Queen Beatrix at official or semi-official events.
In 1964, Queen Beatrix' one-year younger sister Princess Irene converted to Roman Catholicism, to marry Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon, one of the pretenders to the Spanish throne.
www.godutch.com /windmill/newsItem.asp?id=211   (1184 words)

  
 Articles - Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, (Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand van Oranje-Nassau), Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer of Amsberg (born April 27, 1967), is the Crown Prince of the Netherlands and styled HRH the Prince of Orange.
The eldest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Prince Claus von Amsberg, he is the first male heir-apparent to the Dutch throne since Prince Alexander, son of William III, died in 1884.
As part of his Royal duties, he holds commissions in the Dutch Army, Navy and Air Force and was a patron of the Dutch Olympic Games Committee until 1998 when he was made a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).On behalf of the Crown, the Prince carries out various representative duties.
www.lastring.com /articles/Prince_Willem-Alexander_of_the_Netherlands   (655 words)

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