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Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel

An exclusive look inside the Nassau crypt in Leeuwarden

A newspaper in Leeuwarden was recently granted unprecedented access to the crypt at the Jacobijnerchurch in Leeuwarden. I wrote about this church two years ago and it is the burial place of: Anna of Nassau (Breda, 5 November 1563 – Franeker, 13 June 1588), daughter of William of Orange and Anna of Saxony Elisabeth of Nassau-Dietz (Leeuwarden, 25 Juli 1614 – Leeuwarden, 18 September 1614), daughter of Ernst Casimir of Nassau-Dietz en Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Elisabeth [read more]

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Albertine Agnes of Nassau

Tomb of the Frisian Nassau Women

As you may remember I went to Leeuwarden a while back and visited the Jacobijner Church where the family tomb of the Frisian Nassau’s is. Unfortunately, at the time, there was a service going on so I couldn’t go inside. However, the opening of the Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel year actually took place inside this [read more]

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Anne Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Opening of the Marie Louise Year & Two Exhibtions

On 9 April I attended the opening of the Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel year in Leeuwarden. Marie Louise died on 9 April 1765 and this year is the 250th anniversary of her death. She was regent twice, first for her son who was born two months after his father’s death and second for her grandson [read more]