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Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau

Electress palatine
The basics
AKA Louise Juliana van Nassau
Date of birth Delft, South Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Date of death Mar 15, 1644 Königsberg, East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Spouse: Frederick IV, Elector Palatine
Children: Frederick V, Elector Palatine Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate Louis Philip, Count Palatine of Simmern-Kaiserslautern Louise Juliana of the Palatinate
Father: William the Silent
Sister(s): Countess Elisabeth of Nassau Countess Emilia Antwerpiana of Nassau Countess Emilia of Nassau Countess Catharina Belgica of Nassau Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau Countess Charlotte Brabantina of Nassau Countess Maria of Nassau Countess Anna of Nassau
Mother: Charlotte of Bourbon
Brother(s): Maurice of Nassau Prince of Orange Frederick Henry Prince of Orange Philip William Prince of Orange Justinus van Nassau
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Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau (31 March 1576 in Delft – 15 March 1644 in Königsberg) was a countess of the Palatinate by marriage to Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, and regent during the minority of her son from 1610 until 1611. She was the eldest daughter of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange and his third spouse Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpensier.


Louise Juliana as a girl

Louise Juliana was the first Dutch born member of the House of Orange-Nassau. After her father was murdered in 1584, she and some of her five sisters were raised by their stepmother Louise de Coligny.

On 23 June 1593, Louise Juliana married Frederick IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine.

After the death of her husband in 1610, she ruled in the name of her son Frederick V, known as "the Winter King."

Her regency was discontinued in 1611.


  • Luise Juliane of the Palatinate (Heidelberg, 16 July 1594 - Meisenheim, 28 April 1640); married in 1612 to Pfalzgraf John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken.
  • Katharina Sofie of the Palatinate (Heidelberg, 10 June 1595 - Köln an der Spree, 28 June 1626).
  • Frederick V, Elector Palatine (Jagdschloß Deinschwang, 16 August 1596 - Mainz, 29 November 1632).
  • Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (Neumarkt, 19 November 1597 - Crossen an der Oder, 26 April 1660); married in 1616 to Elector George William of Brandenburg.
  • Anna Eleonore of the Palatinate (Heidelberg, 4 January 1599 - Heidelberg, 10 October 1600).
  • Louis William of the Palatinate (Heidelberg, 5 August 1600 - Heidelberg, 10 October 1600).
  • Maurice Christian of the Palatinate (Heidelberg, 18 September 1601 - Heidelberg, 28 March 1605).
  • Louis Philip, Count Palatine of Simmern-Kaiserslautern (Heidelberg, 23 November 1602 - Krossen, 6 January 1655).


Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau
House of Nassau
Born: 31 March 1576 Died: 15 March 1644
Preceded by
Anne of East Frisia
Electress Palatine
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Stuart
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