Suzanna van Baerle
|Suzanna van Baerle|
Double portrait of Suzanna and Constantijn Huygens, by Jacob van Campen
8 March 1599|
10 May 1637 (aged 38)|
|Children||5, including Constantijn, Christiaan, and Lodewijk|
Baerle was born in Amsterdam as the daughter of the wealthy merchant Jan van Baerle (d.1605) and Jacomina Hoon (d.1617) whose early deaths left her a wealthy heiress at a young age. She had many suitors but chose to marry Huygens who fell in love with her in 1626. They married 6 April 1627 and had five children, Constantijn Huygens, Jr., Christiaan Huygens, Lodewijk Huygens, Philips Huygens (1633–1657) and Suzanna Huygens (1637–1725). She died soon after the birth of her youngest child, probably from complications related to the birth. Constantijn Huygens did not remarry.