Princess of Orange

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Princess of Orange is the title used by the female heirs to the Dutch throne, and for the spouses of the male heirs prior to 2002. The present Princess of Orange, Catharina-Amalia, is the first suo jure holder since Marie (1393–1417), who co-reigned with her husband John (1393–1418). From 1171 to 1815 the title was also used by women married to the Sovereign Princes of Orange during their reigns, and then by wives of heirs apparent to the Dutch throne. On 30 April 2013, after the accession of her father, Willem-Alexander, to the Dutch throne, Catharina-Amalia became Princess of Orange and heiress apparent to the throne.[1][2]

Princesses of Orange[edit]

House of Baux[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Blason Raymond IV des Baux.svg Tibors de Sarenom Guilhem 1130 after 5 June 1156 1171
husband's accession
1181
husband's death
after 13 August 1198 Bertrand I
Ermengarde de Mévouillon Mévouillon 1130 after 5 June 1156 1181
husband's accession
21 March 1203
divorce
 ? William I
Alix Unknown  ? after 1203 1218, before 30 July
husband's death
1219?
Aix-en-Pévèle (59) Nord-France.svg Malberjone of Aix Aix  ? 17 June 1239  ?  ? Raymond I
Blason comte Geneve ancien.svg Eleonore of Geneva Geneva  ? 1273 1282
husband's accession
1314
husband's death
 ? Bertrand II
Blason Famille de La Tour du Pin-La Tour de Vinay.svg Anne de Viennois Viennois-de la Tour-du-Pin  ? before 31 January 1318 1340
husband's death
after 27 November 1357 Raymond II
Constance of Trian Trian  ?  ? 1340
husband's death
before 1358 Raymond III
Blason ville fr La Roche-sur-Foron (Haute-Savoie).svg Jeanne of Geneva Geneva  ? 12 April 1358 before 15 February 1389

House of Châlon-Arlay[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Blason Baux-Orange.svg Marie of Baux
suo jure
Raymond III
(Baux)
- 11 April 1386 10 February 1393 October 1417 John I
Montfaucon.gif Joanna of Montfaucon Henri of Montbéliard, Lady of Montfaucon
(Montfaucon)
- April 1418 October 1417
husband's accession
14 May 1445 Louis I
Armoiries Armagnac-Rodez.svg Eléonore of Armagnac John IV, Count of Armagnac
(Armagnac)
1423 26 September 1446 6/11 December 1456
Blason Gamaches.svg Blanche of Gamaches Guillaume, Lord of Gamaches
(Gamaches)
- - 3 December 1463
husband's death
23 May 1479
Blason Richard d'Etampes.svg Catherine of Brittany Richard, Count of Étampes
(Montfort)
1428 19 August 1438 3 December 1463
husband's accession
27 September 1475
husband's death
before 22 Abril 1476 William II
Blason duche fr Bourbon (moderne).svg Joanna of Bourbon Charles I, Duke of Bourbon
(Bourbon)
1442 21 October 1467 27 September 1475
husband's accession
1493 John II
Armoiries Luxembourg-Ligny.png Philiberta of Luxembourg Antoine de Luxembourg, Count of Ligny
(Luxemburg-Ligny)
- January 1494 15 April 1502
husband's death
May 1539

House of Nassau[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Anna of Lorraine (1522-1568), by Jan van Scorel.jpg Anna of Lorraine Antoine, Duke of Lorraine
(Lorraine)
25 July 1522 22 August 1540 15 July 1544
husband's death
15 May 1568 René

House of Orange-Nassau[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Anna von Egmond.jpg Anna van Egmont Maximiliaan van Egmond
(Egmond)
March 1533 6 July 1551 24 March 1558 William I
Avsachsen.jpg Anna of Saxony Maurice, Elector of Saxony
(Wettin)
23 December 1544 25 August 1561 22 March 1571
marriage annulled
18 December 1577
Charlottebourbon.jpg Charlotte of Bourbon Louis, Duke of Montpensier
(Bourbon-Montpensier)
1546/7 24 June 1575 5 May 1582
Louisecoligny.jpg Louise de Coligny Gaspard II de Coligny
(Coligny)
23 September 1555 24 April 1583 10 July 1584
husband's death
13 November 1620
Eleonorevanbourbonconde.jpg Eleonora of Bourbon-Condé Henri I, Prince of Condé
(Bourbon-Condé)
30 April 1587 23 November 1606 20 February 1618
husband's death
20 January 1619 Philip William
Amalia van Solms (Gerard van Honthorst, 1650).jpg Amalia of Solms-Braunfels John Albert I, Count of Solms-Braunfels
(Solms-Braunfels)
31 August 1602 4 April 1625 23 April 1625
husband's accession
14 March 1647
husband's death
8 September 1675 Frederick Henry
Prinses Henriette Maria Stuart.jpg Mary Henrietta of England Charles I of England
(Stuart)
4 November 1631 2 May 1641 14 March 1647
husband's accession
6 November 1650
husband's death
4 December 1660 William II
1662 Mary II.jpg Mary of England James II of England
(Stuart)
30 April 1662 4 November 1677 28 December 1694 William III

As personal and courtesy title[edit]

House of Orange-Nassau[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Marijke Meu.jpg Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
(Hesse-Kassel)
7 February 1688 26 April 1709 14 July 1711
husband's death
9 April 1765 John William Friso
PrinsesAnnavanHannover.jpg Anne of Great Britain and Hanover George II of Great Britain
(Hanover)
2 November 1709 25 March 1734 22 October 1751
husband's death
12 January 1759 William IV
Johann Friedrich August Tischbein - Frederika Sophia Wilhelmina.jpg Wilhelmina of Prussia Prince Augustus William of Prussia
(Hohenzollern)
7 August 1751 4 October 1767 9 April 1806
husband's death
9 June 1820 William V
Wilhelmina van Pruisen.jpg Wilhelmine of Prussia Frederick William II of Prussia
(Hohenzollern)
18 November 1774 1 October 1791 9 April 1806
husband's accession
16 March 1815
became queen
12 October 1837 William VI
Pimen Orlov Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna 2.jpg Anna Pavlovna of Russia Paul I of Russia
(Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov)
18 January 1795 21 February 1816 7 October 1840
became queen
1 March 1865 William VII
Koningin Sophie portret (1818-1877).jpg Sophie of Württemberg William I of Württemberg
(Württemberg)
17 June 1818 18 June 1839 7 October 1840
husband's accession
7 March 1849
became queen
3 June 1877 William VIII
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange.jpg Catharina-Amalia
suo jure
Willem-Alexander
(Orange-Nassau)
7 December 2003 - 30 April 2013 Incumbent - -

Source[edit]

  1. ^ "Prins van Oranje wordt Koning Willem-Alexander" (in Dutch). Website of the Royal House. January 28, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Princess of Orange". Website of the Royal House. Retrieved August 17, 2013.