Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange

  • frederick henry
    frederik hendrik by michiel jansz van mierevelt.jpg
    portrait by michiel janszoon van mierevel
    prince of orange
    in office
    1625–1647
    preceded bymaurice
    succeeded bywilliam ii
    stadtholder of holland, zeeland, utrecht, guelders, and overijssel
    in office
    1625–1647
    preceded bymaurice, prince of orange
    succeeded bywilliam ii, prince of orange
    personal details
    born(1584-01-29)29 january 1584
    delft, dutch republic
    died14 march 1647(1647-03-14) (aged 63)
    the hague, dutch republic
    resting placenieuwe kerk, delft, netherlands
    52°00′44″n 4°21′39″e / 52°00′44″n 4°21′39″e / 52.0123; 4.3609
    spouse(s)amalia of solms-braunfels
    childrenwilliam ii, prince of orange
    louise henriette, duchess of prussia
    henriette amalia of nassau
    elisabeth of nassau
    isabella charlotte of nassau
    albertine agnes of nassau
    henriette catherine, princess of anhalt-dessau
    henry louis of nassau
    maria, countess palatine of simmern-kaiserslautern
    parentswilliam the silent
    louise de coligny

    frederick henry (dutch: frederik hendrik; 29 january 1584 – 14 march 1647) was the sovereign prince of orange and stadtholder of holland, zeeland, utrecht, guelders, overijssel in the dutch republic from 1625 until his death in 1647. the last seven years of his life he also was the stadtholder of groningen (1640-1647).

    as the leading soldier in the dutch wars against spain, his main achievement was the successful siege of 's-hertogenbosch in 1629. it was the main spanish base and a well-fortified city protected by an experienced spanish garrison and by formidable water defenses. his strategy was the successful neutralization of the threat of inundation of the area around 's-hertogenbosch and his capture of the spanish storehouse at wesel.[1]

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Frederick Henry
Frederik Hendrik by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt.jpg
Prince of Orange
In office
1625–1647
Preceded byMaurice
Succeeded byWilliam II
Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel
In office
1625–1647
Preceded byMaurice, Prince of Orange
Succeeded byWilliam II, Prince of Orange
Personal details
Born(1584-01-29)29 January 1584
Delft, Dutch Republic
Died14 March 1647(1647-03-14) (aged 63)
The Hague, Dutch Republic
Resting placeNieuwe Kerk, Delft, Netherlands
52°00′44″N 4°21′39″E / 52°00′44″N 4°21′39″E / 52.0123; 4.3609
Spouse(s)Amalia of Solms-Braunfels
ChildrenWilliam II, Prince of Orange
Louise Henriette, Duchess of Prussia
Henriette Amalia of Nassau
Elisabeth of Nassau
Isabella Charlotte of Nassau
Albertine Agnes of Nassau
Henriette Catherine, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau
Henry Louis of Nassau
Maria, Countess Palatine of Simmern-Kaiserslautern
ParentsWilliam the Silent
Louise de Coligny

Frederick Henry (Dutch: Frederik Hendrik; 29 January 1584 – 14 March 1647) was the sovereign prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1625 until his death in 1647. The last seven years of his life he also was the stadtholder of Groningen (1640-1647).

As the leading soldier in the Dutch wars against Spain, his main achievement was the successful Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1629. It was the main Spanish base and a well-fortified city protected by an experienced Spanish garrison and by formidable water defenses. His strategy was the successful neutralization of the threat of inundation of the area around 's-Hertogenbosch and his capture of the Spanish storehouse at Wesel.[1]