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Willem de Zwijger, Vader des Vaderlands van Oranje, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau, Count of Katzenelbogen, Vianden and Dietz, Baron of Breda, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht and Friesland, was born 24 April 1533 in Dillenburg, Hesse, Germany to Wilhelm von Nassau-Dillenburg (1487-1559) and Juliana zu Stolberg (1506-1580) and died 10 July 1584 in Delft, South Holland, Netherlands of unspecified causes. He married Anna van Egmont (1533-1558) 1 July 1551 JL in Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands. He married Anna von Sachsen (1544-1577) 1 August 1561 JL in Leipzig. He married Charlotte de Bourbon (1547-1582) 1 June 1575 JL in Leipzig. He married Louise de Coligny (1555-1620) 1 April 1583 in Antwerp. 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), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Belarus, Turkey, Lithuania.




Children


Offspring of Willem van Oranje and Anna van Egmont (1533-1558)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maria van Nassau (1553-1555) 22 November 1553 23 July 1555
Philips Willem van Oranje (1554-1618) 19 December 1554 Buren 20 February 1618 Brussels Eleonora de Bourbon-Condé (1587-1619)

Maria van Nassau (1556-1616) 7 February 1556 Breda, Netherlands 10 October 1616 Buren, Netherlands Philipp Ernst von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein (1550-1606)

Offspring of Willem van Oranje and Eva Elincx (c1535-c1590)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Justinus van Nassau (1559-1631) 1559 1631 Anna van Mérode (1567-1634)

Offspring of Willem van Oranje and Anna von Sachsen (1544-1577)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna van Nassau (1562-1562) 31 October 1562 23 November 1562
Anna van Nassau (1563-1588) 1563 Breda 1588 Franeker Wilhelm Ludwig von Nassau-Dillenburg (1560-1620)

Maurits van Oranje (1564-1566) 18 December 1564 8 December 1566
Maurits van Oranje (1567-1625) 14 November 1567 Dillenburg 23 April 1625 The Hague Margaretha van Mechelen (c1580-1662)
Anna van de Kelder
Cornelia Jacobs
Jobghen van Alphen
Ursula de Rijck
Deliana de Backer

Emilia van Nassau (1569-1629) 10 April 1569 16 March 1629 Manuel of Portugal (c1568-1638)

Offspring of Willem van Oranje and Charlotte de Bourbon (1547-1582)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Louise Juliana van Nassau (1576-1644) 31 March 1576 15 March 1644 Friedrich IV. von der Pfalz (1574-1610)

Elisabeth van Nassau (1577-1642) 26 April 1577 Middelburg 3 September 1642 Sedan Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne (1555-1623)

Catharina Belgica van Nassau (1578-1648) 3 July 1578 Antwerp 12 April 1648 The Hague Philipp Ludwig II. von Hanau-Münzenberg (1576-1612)

Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau (1579-1640) 18 August 1579 Antwerp 16 April 1640 St. Croix
Charlotte Brabantina van Nassau (1580-1631) 17 September 1580 Antwerp August 1631 Château-Renard Claude de La Trémoille (1566-1604)

Emilia Antwerpiana van Nassau (1581-1657) 9 December 1581 Antwerp 28 September 1657 Landsbert Friedrich Kasimir von Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Landsberg (1585-1645)

Offspring of Willem van Oranje and Louise de Coligny (1555-1620)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Frederik Hendrik van Oranje (1584-1647) 29 January 1584 Delft 15 March 1647 The Hague Margaretha Catharina Bruyns (?-?)
Amalia von Solms (1602-1675)


Common ancestors of Willem van Oranje (1533-1584) and Anna von Sachsen (1544-1577)

  1. Anna von Sachsen (1420-1462)
  2. Friedrich I. von Sachsen (1370-1428)
  3. Katharina von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (c1389-1442)
  4. Ludwig von Hessen (1402-1458)

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711)
  2. Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765)

Namesakes of Willem van Oranje (1533-1584)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Willem II van Oranje (1626-1650)The Hague, NetherlandsThe Hague, NetherlandsFrederik Hendrik van Oranje (1584-1647)Amalia zu Solms-Braunfels (1602-1675)Mary Henrietta Stuart (1631-1660)
Willem van Oranje (1533-1584)Dillenburg, Hesse, GermanyDelft, South Holland, NetherlandsWilhelm von Nassau-Dillenburg (1487-1559)Juliana zu Stolberg (1506-1580)Anna van Egmont (1533-1558)+Eva Elincx (c1535-c1590)+Anna von Sachsen (1544-1577)+Charlotte de Bourbon (1547-1582)+Louise de Coligny (1555-1620)
Willem III van Oranje (1650-1702)The Hague, NetherlandsKensington Palace, London, England, United KingdomWillem II van Oranje (1626-1650)Mary Henrietta Stuart (1631-1660)Mary Stuart (1662-1694)



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