Today in History - February 10th. 1637- Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau

Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau was born on February 10th. 1637 in
The Hague (The Netherlands).


Henriette Catherine of Nassau
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Her parents were Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and 
Amalia of Solms-Braunfels.

 

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, his wife and their youngest three daughters
Henriette Catherine is the child on the right side
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The original painting is located in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

On September 9th. 1659, Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau married a
German royal: John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau.


John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
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Although the marriage was arranged it was a love match. The couple had 10
children. Henriette and John George had a great influence over the German 
court on the field of agriculture, construction of ports, architecture and painting.

It is speculated that Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands, eldest
daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima recieved the name
Catharina after Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau.

Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau died on November 3rd. 1708.