Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (1909-2004)

Princess Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess van Oranje-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg was born at 6:50 in the morning at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague on April 30, 1909. The little princess was named after her ancestor Countess Juliana zu Stolberg (1506-1580), mother of Prince Willem of Orange. Juliana was the only […]

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Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926-2002)

Claus Georg Wilhelm Otto Friedrich Gert von Amsberg was born in Dötzingen, Germany, on 6 September 1926 as only son and second child of Claus von Amsberg (1890-1953) and Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen (1902-1996). He had six sisters: Sigrid (1925), Rixa (1927), Margit (1930-1988), Barbara (1930), Theda (1939) and Christina (1945). He grew up […]

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King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan (1935-1999)

Having suffered from non-Hodgkins lymphoma since 1992, King Hussein of Jordan lost his fight against it in the morning of Sunday February 7, 1999, at the King Hussein Medical Centre in Amman. After having gone through therapies for months at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, hope faded away when symptoms came back not […]

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