Louise de Coligny

Princesses of Orange – Louise de Coligny

Louise de Coligny was the fourth and final wife of William, Prince of Orange. Louise was born on 23 September 1555 at Castle Châtillon-sur-Long as the second child, and first daughter of Gaspard de Coligny and Charlotte de Laval. She had four brothers and a half-sister. She was only two years old when her father, [read more]

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Inside Noordeinde Palace

The history of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands begins with a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William of Orange, in 1595. It was her son who enlarged the house even more and it was then known as [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]