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Claus Van Amsberg
Birth: Sep. 6, 1926
Hitzacker
Lüchow-Dannenberger Landkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Oct. 6, 2002
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Dutch Royalty. He was born on the estate of his mother's family in Hitzacker, Dötzingen, in Lower Saxony. He was the only son of Claus von Amsberg and Frau Gosta von Amsberg, Freiin von dem Bussche Haddenhausen. The prince had six sisters. On 28 June 1965, the engagement was announced of Claus von Amsberg and Princess Beatrix, heiress to the Dutch throne. On November 10, 1965, the Lower House of the States General passed a bill introduced by the government consenting to the marriage. The bill was passed by the Upper House on December 8, 1965. The civil marriage ceremony was conducted by Gijsbert van Hall, the Burgomaster of Amsterdam, on March 10, 1966. The marriage was blessed during a service in the Westerkerk, which was conducted by Rev. H.J. Kater, with a sermon by Rev. J.H. Sillevis Smitt. On this occasion, Claus von Amsberg received the title of Prince of the Netherlands and the designation Jonkheer van Amsberg. On 30 April 1980, at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Queen Juliana abdicated in favour of her daughter Princess Beatrix, who became Queen of the Netherlands. Three sons were born to Prince Claus and Princess Beatrix: Prince Willem-Alexander in 1967, Prince Johan Friso in 1968 and Prince Constantijn in 1969. His Royal Highness Prince Claus of the Netherlands passed away at the AMC university hospital in Amsterdam in October 2002. (bio by: Daantje van Delft) 
 
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  Johan Bernhard Christiaan David Friso (1968 - 2013)*
 
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Burial:
Nieuwe Kerk (New Church)
Delft
Delft Municipality
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Plot: Oranje-Nassau Family Tomb
 
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Originally Created by: Daantje van Delft
Record added: May 10, 2003
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