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 Luise Henriette of Orange-Nassau

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Luise Henriette of Orange-Nassau

Birth
Den Haag Centrum, Den Haag Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death 18 Jun 1667 (aged 39)
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Burial Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Memorial ID 8762807 View Source
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German Royalty. Daughter of Frederik Hendrik of the Netherlands, granddaughter of Louise de Coligny. She was married to Elector Friedrich Wilhelm on December 7, 1646 in The Hague. She didn't like him and even refused to shake his hand at their first meeting. In 1649 she visited the village of Bötzow for the first time and loved it. The village was later given to her as a present and was renamed in her honour to Oranienburg. She built a castle there and it became her favorite place to stay. Over the years the love between the couple flourish and the marriage became very happy. She developed great influence on her husband. They traveled all over the country and rebuilt it after the destructions of the thirty years war. She founded schools and orphanages. In her gardens grew the first potatoes of the country. The pair had 6 children. Their oldest son became the first Prussian King.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 16 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8762807
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8762807/luise-henriette-of_orange-nassau : accessed ), memorial page for Luise Henriette of Orange-Nassau (7 Dec 1627–18 Jun 1667), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8762807, citing Berliner Dom, Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .