Tag: Stadtholder

25 years Stichting Nassau en Friesland
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25 years Stichting Nassau en Friesland

The Stichting Nassau en Friesland (Nassau and Friesland Foundation) has been organizing activities in the Dutch province of Friesland already for 25 years. Together with partners like the Fries Museum, Fryske Akademy and Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden they also publish. Yearly at least two lectures, three city walks and concerts are being organized, and in special […]

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Willem Lodewijk Year 2020
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Willem Lodewijk Year 2020

2020 was going to be the Year of Willem Lodewijk. 400 years after his death Count Willem Lodewijk of Nassau-Dillenburg was to be commemorated in the city of Leeuwarden all year long. This man, who during his lifetime always lived in the shadow of his more famous cousins Maurits and Frederik Hendrik, Princes of Orange […]

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An Unusual Royalty Related Statue in The Hague
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An Unusual Royalty Related Statue in The Hague

Last week Kathleen Van Lierop from Belgium on her blog posted “A new, quirky royal statue” in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Not royal you’d say unless you read the whole story and it turns out the two skeletons are actually two countesses from the Middle Ages returning to their city after 800 years. I thought the statue […]

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Maria Louise Year 2015 (2) Here Bearn Bilker, Jannewietske de Vries, Fred Crone, surrounded by the Friso brothers (owners of the building).
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Maria Louise Year 2015 (2)

How to open a year to commemorate one of the grandest women in Frisian history? As written earlier 2015 is the The Year of Maria Louise. The official opening of the year on 9 April 2015 took place exactly 250 years after her death in 1765. Maria Louise Princess of Orange and of Nassau, born […]

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