Van Polanen Family

van Polanen
noble family
Country Netherlands
Founded 13th century
Founder Jan van Polanen
Dissolution 15th century
Ethnicity Dutch

The Van Polanen family are a noble family that played an important role in the Netherlands during the Middle ages.


The Polanen were an illegitimate branch of the van Wassenaer family. The Polanen branch played an important role, because through the marriage of Johanna van Polanen with Engelbert I of Nassau, the House of Nassau first gained territories in the Netherlands. The family takes it name from Kasteel Polanen, a castle situated in Monster en Loosduinen.

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