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Henry Casimir II
Henry Casimir II by Lancelot Volders
Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen
Reign1664–1696
PredecessorWilliam Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
SuccessorJohn William Friso, Prince of Orange
Prince of Nassau-Dietz
Reign31 October 1664 – 25 March 1696
PredecessorWilliam Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
SuccessorJohn William Friso, Prince of Orange
Born(1657-01-18)18 January 1657
The Hague
Died25 March 1696(1696-03-25) (aged 39)
Leeuwarden
Burial
SpouseHenriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau
Issue
Detail
John William Friso, Prince of Orange
HouseOrange-Nassau
FatherWilliam Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz
MotherAlbertine Agnes of Nassau

Henry Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz (18 January 1657 – 25 March 1696) was Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen from 1664 till 1696.

Life

Henry Casimir II of Nassau-Dietz was born in The Hague, the eldest son of Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz and Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau, daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel. When his father, a member of the branch of Nassau-Dietz, died in 1664, he was made stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (under guardianship of his mother as he was then seven years old). In 1675, Friesland voted to make its stadtholdership hereditary in the house of Nassau-Dietz. Hendrik Casimir II was therefore the first Friesian stadtholder. In 1683, he married his cousin Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. Hendrik Casimir died in Leeuwarden, and was succeeded as stadtholder by his son Johan Willem Friso of Orange-Nassau.

Issue

Henry Casimir II

From his marriage, Henry Casimir II had the following children:

Ancestors

Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz House of NassauBorn: 18 January 1657 Died: 25 March 1696 Regnal titles Preceded byWilliam Frederick Prince of Nassau-Dietz 1664–1696 Succeeded byJohn William Friso Political offices Preceded byWilliam Frederick Stadholder of Friesland and Groningen 1664–1696 Succeeded byJohn William Friso