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Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz

Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz

Stadholder of Friesland and Groningen
The basics
Occupations Politician
Countries Netherlands
Gender male
Birth January 18, 1657 (The Hague)
Death March 25, 1696 (Leeuwarden)
Mother: Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau
Father: William FrederickPrince of Nassau-Dietz
Spouse: Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau
Children: John William FrisoPrince of OrangeHenriette AlbertinePrincess of Nassau-DietzWillem George FrisoHereditary Prince of Nassau-DietzMaria AmaliaPrincess of Nassau-DietzSofia HedwigPrincess of Nassau-DietzIsabella Charlotte van Nassau-Dietz
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Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
The details

Henry Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz (The Hague, 18 January 1657 – Leeuwarden, 25 March 1696) was Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen from 1664 till 1696.


Henry Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz was the eldest son of Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz and Albertine Agnes of Nassau, daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel. When his father died in 1664, he was made stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (under guardianship of his mother as he was then seven years old). In 1675, Friesland voted to make its stadtholdership hereditary in the house of Nassau-Dietz. Hendrik Casimir II was therefore the first Friesian stadtholder. In 1683, he married his cousin Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. Hendrik Casimir was succeeded as stadtholder by his son Johan Willem Friso of Orange-Nassau.


Henry Casimir II

From his marriage, Henry Casimir II had the following children:

  • Willem George Friso (1685 - 1686), Hereditary Prince of Nassau-Dietz
  • Henriette Albertine (1686-1754), Princess of Nassau-Dietz
  • Johan Willem Friso (1687-1711), Stadholder in Friesland and Groningen
  • Maria Amalia (1689-1771) Princess of Nassau-Dietz
  • Sofia Hedwig (1690-1734), married in 1708 Duke Charles Leopold of Mecklenburg (1678-1747), son of Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow
  • Isabelle Charlotte (1692-1757), married in 1725 Prince Christian, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg (1688-1739), son of Henry, Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg
  • Johanna Agnes (1693-1765), Princess of Nassau-Dietz
  • Louise Leopoldina (1695-1758), Princess of Nassau-Dietz
  • Henriette Casimira (1696-1738), Princess of Nassau-Dietz


Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
House of Nassau
Born: 18 January 1657 Died: 25 March 1696
Regnal titles
Preceded by
William Frederick
Prince of Nassau-Dietz
Succeeded by
John William Friso
Political offices
Preceded by
William Frederick
Stadholder of Friesland and Groningen
Succeeded by
John William Friso

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