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Anna of Saxony

Princesses of Orange – Anna of Saxony

After the death of Anna of Buren, William, Prince of Orange, remarried to Anna of Saxony. Anna was born on 23 December 1544 in Dresden, the daughter of Maurice, Elector of Saxony and Agnes of Hesse. She would be their only surviving child, and she was just nine years old when her father died. She [read more]

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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

The Prinsenhof and Nieuwe Kerk in Delft

The city of Delft only became a royal burial place when its traditional site, Breda, was under occupation at the time of William the Silent’s death. He was buried here, in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in a mausoleum. The Church is currently undergoing some construction. William the Silent’s Mausoleum The other royals are buried [read more]

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Anna of Saxony

Emilia of Nassau and the Castle of Wijchen

The first castle on this site in Wijchen was built in the 14th century. It first went through the ownership of several Lords from the region before it was bought by Emilia of Nassau in 1609 after a fight with her brother Maurice of Nassau concerning the inheritance from her father, William the Silent. Her [read more]