Willem Frederik Hendrik van Oranje

Willem Frederik Hendrik van Oranje

Birth
Baarn, Baarn Municipality, Utrecht, Netherlands
Death 13 Jan 1879 (aged 58)
Walferdange, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Burial Delft, Delft Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Memorial ID 42951984 · View Source
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Since 1833 he served in several ranks in the Royal Dutch Navy. In 1843 he was commander of a squadron in the Mediterranean and in 1852 he became lieutenant-admiral and commander-in-chief of the fleet. In 1849 his brother William had become King of the Netherlands and Grand-Duke of Luxemburg. In 1850 he appointed his younger brother Prince Hendrik Vice-Grand-Duke (a sort of governor)of Luxemburg. After the decease of his first wife Amalia in 1872, he married in 1878 in Potsdam Princess Maria of Prussia (1855-1888). This was mainly for dynastic reasons. The kings eldest son was a bachelor and also determined to stay so, his younger brother was both sickly and unwordly. However, his hope for a future heir to the throne was not fulfilled.

Thanks to Frank Soetermeer for the above biography.



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 10 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42951984
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willem Frederik Hendrik van Oranje (13 Jun 1820–13 Jan 1879), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42951984, citing Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), Delft, Delft Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .