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  Stadtholder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stadtholders could be appointed for the whole or parts of their territory by the local rulers of the independent provinces in the Low Countries, e.g.
Stadtholders continued to be appointed to represent him and his son and successor in Spain and the Low Countries (the split-off Austrian branch of Habsburg was to produce the next Emperors), King Philip II.
In 1747, the office of stadtholder was made hereditary, with the stadtholder of Friesland becoming stadtholder for the entire -thus 'crowned'- Republic (which in effect became a monarchy under the House of Orange-Nassau).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stadtholder   (1026 words)

The office of stadtholder is a proconsulatus, and the High German equivalent is St att halter, a delegate.
The younger line became stadtholders of the other states after the extinction of the elder, and were the ancestors of the present royal family of the Netherlands.
Though the stadtholders of the house of Orange-Nassau were of princely rank and intermarried with the royal families of Europe, they were not sovereign princes.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/ST/STADTHOLDER.htm   (333 words)

 The House of Orange
Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht 1559, Brabant 1577, Frisia 1580.
Henry Casimir I (1612-1640), Stadtholder of Frisia, Groningen and Drenthe 1631.
Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz (1613-1664), Stadtholder of Frisia 1640, Groningen and Drenthe 1650, heir.
www.geerts.com /holland/orange-house.htm   (5235 words)

 Prince of Orange - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because William III died without legitimate children, the principality was regarded as having been inherited by his closest cognatic relative, Frederick of Prussia, who ceded the principality (at least the lands, but not formally the title) to France in 1713 (France supported his claim, of course).
From that derivation of the title comes the tradition of later stadtholders of the Netherlands, and the present-day royal family of the Netherlands, also holding this title.
William the Silent, first Stadtholder of the United Provinces (better known as the Dutch Republic) was the most significant representative of the House of Orange within the Netherlands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/House_of_Orange   (1219 words)

 Netherlands - Simple English Wikipedia
Together those provinces were ruled by a stadtholder, but he did not have much power.
Stadtholder William V had to flee to England.
William I, the son of stadtholder William V, became king.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Netherlands   (1453 words)

 History Channel Search Results
(1584–1647), prince of Orange and stadtholder (chief executive and military commander) of the Dutch Republic (1625– 47), son of William I, The Silent, born in Delft.
He was given strict military training by his brother, Maurice of Nassau (1567–1625), whom he succeeded as stadtholder of five of the seven provinces of the United Provinces of the Netherlands in 1625.
As stadtholder he prosecuted the war against Spain, making alliances successively with Denmark, Sweden, and France.
www.historychannel.com /encyclopedia/article.jsp?link=FWNE.fw..fr079300.a   (229 words)

 William III (of England, Scotland, and Ireland) - MSN Encarta
William III (of England, Scotland, and Ireland), called William of Orange (1650-1702), King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1702), and stadtholder of the Netherlands (1672-1702), who helped form the Grand Alliance and led England in its so-called Glorious Revolution.
Born on November 14, 1650, in The Hague, Holland, William was the posthumous son of William II, prince of Orange and stadtholder of the Netherlands, and Mary, eldest daughter of the English King Charles I.
In 1672, after the invasion of the Netherlands by the French King Louis XIV, the leadership of Jan De Witt, grand pensionary of Holland, was repudiated, and William was elected stadtholder, captain-general, and admiral.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572363/William_III_(of_England_Scotland_and_Ireland).html   (541 words)

 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
WILLIAM III [William III] 1650-1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
He was born at The Hague after his father's death, when the office of stadtholder was suspended and power fell into the hands of Jan de Witt.
In 1672, however, a revolution was precipitated by Louis XIV's invasion of the Netherlands; De Witt was overthrown, and William was made stadtholder, captain general, and admiral for life.
www.encyclopedia.com /printable.aspx?id=1E1:will3eng   (648 words)

 Familie Pegels Family
Princess Wilhelmina, wife of the Stadtholder of the Netherlands, Prince William V, had been arrested and detained by the Gouda Free Corps at Goejanverwellesluis, near the town of Schoonhoven.
As the Patriots were not making any progress, and as the Stadtholder was unwilling to relinquish any of his powers, the Patriots had become more aggressive by forming paramilitary groups, called Free Corps.
By moving away from the Hague, the Center of government administration, the Stadtholder began to lose influence and the Princess tried to convince the Prince to move back to The Hague in the spring of 1787.
home.tiscali.nl /pegels/41/2118.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*   (2068 words)

 SF-Fandom - Three questions
When Gandalf spoke to Denethor about their tasks, he mentioned that he himself was a stadtholder (is this the correct term in English?) too.
Keromar will have to tell us whether "stadtholder" has the same shades of meaning, and is used the same ways as English-speakers use "steward"; perhaps that issue was indeed the source of his confusion.
Stadtholder is a good translation for the title of Steward in that it conveys the sense of the office, but it does not provide the linguistic parallel that Tolkien looked for.
www.sf-fandom.com /vbulletin/showthread.php?t=7109   (3796 words)

 ELS - ERD - Law By Country - United States Documents - Historic Documents
The executive magistrate of the union is the stadtholder, who is now an hereditary prince.
In his political capacity he has authority to settle disputes between the provinces, when other methods fail; to assist at the deliberations of the States-General, and at their particular conferences; to give audiences to foreign ambassadors, and to keep agents for his particular affairs at foreign courts.
This spring is the stadtholder." It is remarked by Sir William Temple, "that in the intermissions of the stadtholdership, Holland, by her riches and her authority, which drew the others into a sort of dependence, supplied the place."
www.law.emory.edu /FEDERAL/federalist/feder20.html   (1187 words)

 Holland and Republicans
Earlier Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, who was also a republican, was killed by order of Stadtholder Prince Maurice, the son of William I the Silent of Orange in 1619, also in The Hague.
The accession of Charles II to the English throne led to the rescinding of the Act of Seclusion; nevertheless de Witt steadily refused to allow the Prince of Orange to be appointed Stadtholder or captain general.
He agreed with the appointment of Willem-Friso (Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen) to Captain-General but stayed against the appointment of Willem Friso to Stadtholder of Holland.
www.geerts.com /holland/holland-repiblicans.htm   (3693 words)

 House of Orange-Nassau: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Several members of the house served during this war and after as governor or stadtholder (stadtholder: a stadtholder (dutch: stadhouder meaning "representative", a literal translation of the...
Maurits was created stadtholder (stadtholder: a stadtholder (dutch: stadhouder meaning "representative", a literal translation of the...
He was proclaimed stadtholder of Gelderland (Gelderland: more facts about this subject), Overijssel (Overijssel: overijssel is a province of the netherlands, located in the central eastern part of the...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/house_of_orange-nassau   (2752 words)

 Het Loo Palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The central part of the palace and the lateral pavillions show how the palace was inhabited by the House of Orange for three centuries starting with the King Stadtholder William III up to and including Queen Wilhelmina.
In November 1684 Prince William III of Orange, then Stadtholder of Gelderland, purchased Het Loo with the intentions of building a palatial hunting lodge somewhere on the property.
On April 5, 1685 the first contract was tendered and in September of the same year the stonework of the middle section (or corps de logis) of what came to be known as Het Loo was completed.
www.castlesontheweb.com /members/dutchcastles/hollandcastles/hetloo.htm   (414 words)

 Chp 3 - The Great Interruption
The Stadtholder, too, was curious, asked many questions, and had to be waited on deferentially with replies and explanations, which were still of necessity very vague.
Even the Stadtholder had, for the space of those few minutes, forgotten his cares and his responsibilities in order to think of her and to plead with her father for her freedom and her happiness.
The English physician, at a word from the Stadtholder, was ready to minister to the sick man, and Mynheer Beresteyn himself showed the young soldier and his burden up the stairs, while the crowd of wedding guests and of the prince's bodyguard made way for them to pass through the hall.
www.fortunecity.com /victorian/degas/561/fchp3.html   (7081 words)

 William V of Orange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
William V, stadtholder of The Netherlands (March 8, 1748 - April 9, 1806), also known as Willem V of Orange, was the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic.
Willem V assumed the position of stadtholder (chief executive and military commander) in 1766 after a long regency, first by his mother, and then by the German Duke of Brunswick, Willem oversaw a serious political decline of the Dutch Republic.
The last of the Dutch stadtholders, he died in exile at Brunswick, Germany.
www.findword.org /wi/william-v-of-orange.html   (617 words)

 Article 1, Section 7, Clauses 2 and 3: Records of the Federal Convention
In this Century, the Father of the present Stadtholder, having married a British Princess, did, by exciting another Insurrection, force from the Nation a Decree that the Stadtholdership should be thenceforth hereditary in his Family.
And now his Son, being suspected of having favourd England in the late War, and thereby lost the Confidence of the Nation, he is forming an internal Faction to support his Power, and reinstate his Favourite the Duke of Brunswick; and he holds up his Family Alliances with England and Prussia to terrify Opposition.
And this is the Source of all the present Disorders in Holland, which if the Stadtholder has Abilities equal to his Inclinations, will probably after a ruinous and bloody civil War, end in establishing an hereditary Monarchy in his Family.
press-pubs.uchicago.edu /founders/documents/a1_7_2-3s4.html   (7515 words)

 William III of England: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
William was appointed to the Dutch (Dutch: The West Germanic language of the Netherlands) post of Stadtholder (Stadtholder: a stadtholder (dutch: stadhouder meaning "representative", a literal translation of the...
Eight days before he was born, his father died from smallpox (smallpox: A highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars) ; thus, William became the Sovereign Prince of Orange at the moment of his birth.
William II held the office of Stadtholder (Stadtholder: a stadtholder (dutch: stadhouder meaning "representative", a literal translation of the...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/william_iii_of_england2   (4335 words)

 Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1: St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 329--31
A power similar to that of the king of England, and of the stadtholder of Holland, before the late revolution; yet qualified, by some important restrictions, which I believe were not to be found in either of those governments.
The stadtholder of Holland derived his power and influence in great measure from a similar authority.
A third and infinitely more important check, than either of the former, so long as elections continue as frequent, as at present, is, that no appropriation for the support of an army can be made for a longer term than two years, the period for which congress is chosen.
press-pubs.uchicago.edu /founders/documents/a2_2_1s9.html   (496 words)

 Paradox Interactive Forums - - ARCHIVE - State Court of Friesland
The Stadtholder resides in the capital in Drachten and deals with international affairs.
The capital is an independant part of the city and the only land directly held by the central authority, and is where the standing army of Friesland has its barracks.
He is from one of the most rich and influential families of Frisian state and was elected Stadtholder soon after the dictatorship of Willem Assenga fell and the rightful authority was restored.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=115103   (4906 words)

 William and Mary
All five provinces, however, suspended the office of Stadtholder upon William II's death.
In the same year, Jacobites made an attempt was made to restore James to the English throne by assassinating William III, but the plot failed.
At the age of fifteen, Princess Mary became betrothed to the Protestant Stadtholder and Prince of Orange, William III.
www.dymock.org /William_and_Mary.htm   (4762 words)

 William III of England - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
William III was appointed to the Dutch post of Stadtholder on 28 June 1672, and remained in office until he died.
William III continued to fight against the invaders from England and France, afterwards allying himself with Spain.
William was especially close to his fellow Dutch countrymen and made little headway into his new dominions as a monarch, somewhat always an outsider to his subjects.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/William_III_of_Orange   (3809 words)

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