Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of Friesland, Stadtholder of Groningen, was born 4 August 1687 in Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany to Hendrik Casimir II van Nassau-Dietz (1657-1696) and Henriëtte Amalia von Anhalt-Dessau (1666-1726) and died 14 July 1711 in Strijensas, Netherlands of drowning. He married Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765) 26 April 1709 . Notable ancestors include Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Bohemia, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, England, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire.

He is the most recent common ancestor of today's European monarchs.


Offspring of Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz and Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Amalia van Nassau-Dietz (1710-1777) 1 October 1710 Leeuwarden 18 September 1777 Durlach Friedrich von Baden-Durlach (1703-1732)

Willem IV van Oranje-Nassau (1711-1751) 1 September 1711 Leeuwarden 22 October 1751 The Hague Anne of England (1709-1759)

Common ancestors of Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711) and Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765)

  1. Magdalena von Waldeck (1558-1599)
  2. Moritz von Hessen-Kassel (1572-1632)
  3. Sabine von Württemberg (1549-1581)
  4. Wilhelm IV. von Hessen-Kassel (1532-1592)
  5. Willem van Oranje (1533-1584)

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711)

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