Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel was born 7 February 1688 in Kassel to Karl von Hessen-Kassel (1654-1730) and Amalia von Kurland (1653-1711) and died 9 April 1765 in Leeuwarden of unspecified causes. She married Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711) 1709 . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, Latvia, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Russia, the Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Italy, Bohemia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, England, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire.

Maria Louise was regent (for her son) of Friesland and Groningen, and regent (for her grandson) of the Netherlands. She is the most recent common ancestor of today's European monarchs.


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

  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. Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765)

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