Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau

Countess Louise Juliana

Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau
Spouse(s) Frederick IV, Elector Palatine


Luise Juliane, Countess Palatine of Zweibrücken
Katharina Sofie
Frederick V, Elector Palatine
Elisabeth Charlotte, Electress of Brandenburg
Anna Eleonore
Louis William
Maurice Christian
Louis Philip, Count Palatine of Simmern-Kaiserslautern
Noble family Nassau
Father William the Silent
Mother Charlotte of Bourbon
Born (1576-03-31)31 March 1576
Died 15 March 1644(1644-03-15) (aged 67)

Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau (31 March 1576 in Delft – 15 March 1644 in Königsberg) was a countess consort and a regent of the Palatinate. 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 is 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, by whom she had eight children:

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


Countess Louise Juliana 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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