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The 16 Children of William of Orange

William of Orange

Sixteenth-century Dutch nobleman William of Orange (also known as William the Silent) was the primary leader of the Dutch Revolt (1566-1648).

William had a total of 16 children with five different women (four wives, one mistress). All 16 received traditional first names, but four of his daughters were given location-inspired middle names — symbols of the political alliances between William and “the lands for which he fought.”

Here are the names of all 16:

  1. Maria (born in 1553)
  2. Philip William, (b. 1554)
  3. Maria (b. 1556)
  4. Justinus (b. 1559)
  5. Anna (b. 1562)
  6. Anna (b. 1563)
  7. Maurice August Philip (b. 1564)
  8. Maurice (b. 1567)
  9. Emilia (b. 1569)
  10. Louise Juliana (b. 1576)
  11. Elisabeth (b. 1577)
  12. Catharina Belgica (b. 1578)
  13. Charlotte Flandrina (b. 1579)
  14. Charlotte Brabantina (b. 1580)
  15. Emilia Antwerpiana (b. 1581)
  16. Frederick Henry (b. 1584)

Each of the regions/locations honored with a name responded by “bestow[ing] pensions upon the children”:

This inspired other parents with connections to the House of Orange-Nassau to adopt similar naming practices. For instance, Ernst Casimir I — the Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe — named his daughter Elisabeth Friso (b. 1620). And Henri Charles de Le Trémoille — a direct descendant of William of Orange via Charlotte Brabantina — named his son Charles Belgique Hollande (b. 1655).

Sources:

  • Broomhall, Susan and Jacqueline Van Gent. Gender, Power and Identity in the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • Steen, Jasper van der. Memory Wars in the Low Countries, 1566-1700. Leiden: Brill, 2015.
  • William the Silent – Wikipedia

The 24 Children of Johann VI

John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg
Johann VI

Dutch nobleman Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (1536-1606) — one of the younger siblings of William of Orange — had a total of 24 children by three different wives. Here are their names, grouped by mother…

With first wife Elisabeth, 13 children:

  • Wilhelm Ludwig (b. 1560)
  • Johann (b. 1561)
  • Georg (b. 1562)
  • Elisabeth (b. 1564)
  • Juliana (b. 1565)
  • Filips (b. 1566)
  • Marie (b. 1568)
  • Anna Sibylla (b. 1569)
  • Mathilde (b. 1570)
  • Albert (b. 1572)
  • Ernst Casimir (b. 1573)
  • Lodewijk Gunther (b. 1575)
  • stillborn (b. 1579)

With second wife Kunigunde, 4 children:

  • stillborn (b. 1581)
  • Maria Amalia (b. 1582)
  • Kunigunde (b. 1583)
  • stillborn (b. 1585)

With third wife Johannetta, 7 children:

  • Georg Ludwig (b. 1588)
  • Johann Ludwig (b. 1590)
  • Johannetta Elisabeth (b. 1593)
  • Anna (b. 1594)
  • Magdalena (b. 1595)
  • Anna Amalia (b. 1599)
  • Juliana (b. 1602)

Which of the names above do you like the most?

Sources: Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Johann VI. von Nassau-Dillenburg (1535-1606)

Quirky Names of British WWI Officers

I was researching something WWI-related the other day and got the chance to look over lists of British WWI officers (e.g. generals, admirals). Wow, what names! Some examples:

  • Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston
  • Beauchamp Duff
  • Berkeley George Andrew Moynihan
  • Borlase Elward Wyndham Childs (went by Wyndham)
  • Casimir Cartwright van Straubenzee
  • Dalrymple Arbuthnot (went by “Dal”)
  • Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee (went by Doveton)
  • Hedworth Meux (born Lambton–interesting story)
  • Henry de Beauvoir De Lisle (went by Beauvoir)
  • Hew Dalrymple Fanshawe
  • Hurdis Secundus Lalande Ravenshaw
  • Ormonde de l’Épée Winter (went by “O”)
  • Torquhil George Matheson
  • Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss
  • Sackville Hamilton Carden
  • Trevylyan Dacres Willes Napier
  • Willoughby Garnons Gwatkin

All of these men were born in the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s.