The following is a family tree for the
Princes of Orange, a line which culminated in the Dutch monarchy with the accession of Prince William VI to the newly created throne of the Netherlands in 1815. Dates given are those of birth and death; for Princes of Orange (shown in bold), the intermediate date is the date of accession to the Princedom. By virtue of his marriage to Mary II of England, Prince William III, himself a grandson of Charles I of England, became King of England 1689–1702 (jointly with Mary II until her death in 1694) following the overthrow of his uncle and father-in-law James II of England in the Glorious Revolution. The family lineage is of note as John William Friso is the most recent common ancestor of all the current monarchs of Europe.
This summary genealogical tree shows how the current Royal house of Orange-Nassau is related:
A summary family tree of the House of Orange-Nassau from the joining of the house of Nassau-Breda/Dillenburg and the  House of Châlon-Arlay-Orange to the end of the Dutch Republic is shown below. The family spawned many famous statesmen and generals, including two of the acknowledged "first captains of their age", Maurice of Nassau and the Marshal de Turenne.
John V Count of Nassau-Dietz, 1455–1516, Stadholder of Gelderland John IV Prince of Orange, 1475–1502
William the Rich Count of Nassau-Dillenburg 1487- 1559 Henry III Count of Nassau-Breda 1483–1538 Claudia of Châlon 1498–1521 Philibert of Châlon, Prince of Orange, 1502–1530
William I "the Silent" 1533–1584, Prince of Orange 1544, Stadholder of Holland, Zealand & Utrecht, assassinated by Spanish agent Louis 1538–1574 died in battle against Spain Adolf 1540–1568, died in battle against Spain Henry 1550–1574 died in battle against Spain John VI "the Elder" 1535–1606, Stadholder of Gelderland René of Châlon 1519–1544, Prince of Orange,1521
Philip William 1554–1618, Prince of Orange, 1584 Maurice 1567–1625, Prince of Orange,1618, Stadholder of Holland, Zealand, Utrecht, etc. Frederick Henry 1584–1647, Prince of Orange, 1625, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, & etc. Louise Juliana 1576–1644 married Frederick IV Elector Palatine from whom the British royal family descends Elisabeth 1577–1642 married Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon illeg. Justinus van Nassau (1559–1631) Admiral & General, Gov of Breda 1601–1625 William Louis "Us Heit", Count of Nassau-Dillenburg 1560–1620, Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe Ernst Casimir, Count of Nassau-Dietz 1573–1632, Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe John VII "the Middle", Count of Nassau-Siegen, 1561–1623
illeg William of Nassau (1601–1627), lord of de Lek illeg Louis of Nassau, Lord of De Lek and Beverweerd (1602– 1665) Frederick V, Elector Palatine, 1610 & King of Bohemia 1619–21 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne & Marshal-General of France 1611–1675
Charles I, King of England 1625–1649
William II 1626–1650,Prince of Orange & Stadholder of Holland, Zealand, etc, 1647 Mary,Princess Royal James II Louise Henriette (1627–1667) married Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg descendants were Kings of Prussia and later German Emperors illeg. Frederick Nassau de Zuylestein (1608–1672) general of the army, descendants were the Earls of Rochford in England Albertine Agnes(1634– 1696) William Frederick,1613–1664 Count later Prince of Nassau-Dietz,Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe Henry Casimir I Count of Nassau-Dietz,1612–1640,Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe John Maurice "the Brazilian", Prince of Nassau-Siegen,1604–1679,gov. of Dutch Brazil, Field Marshal of the Dutch Army
William III 1650–1702,Prince of Orange 1650, Stadholder of Holland, Zealand, etc, 1672, King of England, 1689 Mary II of England ceded claims to the lands of Orange to France in 1713, but kept right to use the title in its German form: currently Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia, "Prinz von Oranien" Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz,1657–1696,Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe
John William Friso 1687–1711, appointed heir by William III, Prince of Orange, 1702, Stadholder of Friesland 1696
Anne, Princess Royal of England William IV 1711–1751, Prince of Orange, Stadholder of Holland, Zealand, etc. 1747
Wilhelmina of Prussia William V 1748–1806, Prince of Orange,1751 Stadholder of Holland, Zealand, etc. 1751–1795 Carolina 1743–1787 Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, 1735–1788
Princess Louise of Orange-Nassau, 1770– 1819 married Karl, Hereditary Prince of Braunschweig(-Wolfenbuttel), son of Princess Augusta of Great Britain Prince Frederick of Orange-Nassau, 1774–1799 an Austrian General, no issue William VI, Fürst of Nassau-Orange-Fulda 1803–1806, Fürst of Nassau-Orange, Prince of Orange 1806 later William I, King of the Netherlands 1815 Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, 1768–1816
Royal Family of the Netherlands, see next table below William, Duke of Nassau, 1792–1839
Adolphe 1817–1905, Duke of Nassau 1839–1866,Grand Duke of Luxembourg, 1890–1905
Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg
William I, 1772–1843, King of the Netherlands, 1815–1840 Wilhelmina of Prussia
William II, 1792–1849, King of the Netherlands, 1840 Anna Pavlovna of Russia Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, 1797–1881   Princess Pauline of Orange-Nassau, 1800–1806 Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, 1810–1883  married Prince Albert of Prussia (1809–1872)
Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont William III, 1817–1890, King of the Netherlands, 1849 Sophia of Württemberg Prince Alexander of the Netherlands, 1818–1848 Prince Henry of the Netherlands, "the Navigator" 1820–1879 Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, 1824–1897 married Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Princess Louise of the Netherlands,1828–1871 married Charles XV of Sweden Princess Marie of the Netherlands, 1841–1910 married William, Prince of Wied one son was William, Prince of Albania
Wilhelmina, 1880–1962, Queen of the Netherlands, 1890–1948 To 1907 after 1907 Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1876–1934, Prince of the Netherlands William, Prince of Orange 1840–1879 Prince Maurice of the Netherlands1843–1850 Alexander, Prince of Orange, 1851–1884
Juliana 1909–2004, Queen of the Netherlands, 1948–1980 Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Prince of the Netherlands 1911–2004
Beatrix,1938–, Queen of the Netherlands,1980–2013 Claus van Amsberg,1926–2002, Prince of the Netherlands Princess Irene of the Netherlands, 1939, m.(1964–1981) Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma, 4 children not eligible for throne Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, 1943– Pieter van Vollenhoven Princess Christina of the Netherlands,1947, m. Jorge Pérez y Guillermo (m. 1975; div. 1996), 3 children not eligible for throne
William-Alexander of the Netherlands,1967– , Prince of Orange & Heir Apparent, 1980 King of the Netherlands, 2013– Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau 1968–2013 m.(2004) Mabel Wisse Smit without permission, his children are not eligible for the throne and he was no longer a Prince of the Netherlands after his marriage Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, 1969– Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands 4 sons, 2 of whom were eligible for the throne until Beatrix abdicated in 2013
Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands,2003– Princess of Orange & heiress apparent, 2013– Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, 2005– Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, 2007– Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau, 2002– Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, 2004– Countess Leonore of Orange-Nassau, 2006–
The following image is a family tree of the Monarchs of the Netherlands. Dates given are those of birth and death; for Monarchs of the Netherlands (shown in bold), the intermediate dates are dates of accession to the throne and (where applicable) abdication.
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References [ edit ]
"Official Website of the Dutch Royal House". Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (RVD), The Hague, the Netherlands . Retrieved . 2013-04-30
Rietstap, Johannes Baptist (1875). Handboek der Wapenkunde. the Netherlands: Theod. Bom. p. 348. Prins FREDERIK: Het koninklijke wapen, in 't shcildhoofd gebroken door een rooden barensteel, de middelste hanger beladen met een regtopstaanden goud pijl.
Junius, J.H. (1894). Heraldiek. the Netherlands: Frederik Muller. p. 151. ...de tweede oon voert het koninklijk wapen gebroken door een barensteel van drie stukken met een zilveren pijl.
Junius, J.H. (1894). Heraldiek. the Netherlands: Frederik Muller. p. 151. ...is het wapen afgebeeld van de oudste dochter van den Koning der Nederlanden. De barensteel is van keel en beladen met een gouden koningskroon.