Charlotte de Bourbon, prinses van Oranje

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Charlotte (de Bourbon-Montpensier)

Also Known As: "Charlotte de Montpensier"
Birthdate:
Death: Died in Antwerp, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Cause of death: allegedly died from exhaustion while trying to nurse her husband after an assassination attempt
Place of Burial: Onze Lieuve Vrouw, Antwerp, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Louis II de Bourbon, duc de Montpensier and Jacqueline de Longwy, Comtesse de Bar Sur Seine
Wife of Willem van Oranje
Mother of Louise Juliana Van Nassau, Pfalzgräfin und Kurfürstin von der Pfalz; Elisabeth van Nassau; Catharina Belgica van Nassau, Gräfin zu Hanau-Munzenberg; Charlotta Flandrina Van Nassau, Abbess of Poitiers; Charlotte Brabantine van Nassau and 1 other
Sister of François, duc de Bourbon-Montpensier

Occupation: Princess Consort of Orange, Fürstin von Oranien, Gräfin von Nassau-Dillenburg (1575 - 1582)
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About Charlotte de Bourbon, prinses van Oranje

Charlotte of Bourbon

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Charlotte of Bourbon, Princess of Orange (1546/1547 - Antwerp, 5 May 1582), was the fourth daughter of Louis III de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier and Jacqueline de Longwy, Countess of Bar-sur-Seine (died 28 August 1561). She was the third wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange, the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish.

Her paternal grandparents were Louis of Bourbon, Prince of La Roche-sur-Yon and Louise de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier. Her maternal grandparents were John IV de Longwy, Baron of Pagny, and Jeanne of Angouleme, illegitimate half-sister of King Francis I of France.

At two weeks old her mother, influential in the court of Catherine de' Medici, placed her in the royal convent of Jouarre, near Meaux, to be raised as a nun. The young Charlotte shocked both her family and the royal court by escaping the convent in 1572, announcing her conversion to Calvinism and fleeing to the Palatinate, well beyond her parents' reach [1].

On 24 June 1575 Charlotte married the Protestant William, Prince of Orange, and had six daughters, including Louise Juliana of Nassau, from whom descended the House of Hanover.

Charlotte allegedly died from exhaustion while trying to nurse her husband after an assassination attempt in 1582.[citation needed]Following her death, William married on 24 April 1583, his fourth and last wife, Louise de Coligny, by whom he had a son Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange.

[edit]References

^ Charmarie Blaisdell, ‘Religion, Gender, and Class: Nuns and Authority in Early Modern France’, in Michael Wolfe (ed.), Changing Identities in Early Modern France (London, 1997), pp.147-168, p155 -------------------- Charlotte of Bourbon, Princess of Orange (1546/1547 - Antwerp, 5 May 1582), was the fourth daughter of Louis III de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier and Jacqueline de Longwy, Countess of Bar-sur-Seine (died 28 August 1561). She was the third wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange, the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish.

Her paternal grandparents were Louis of Bourbon, Prince of La Roche-sur-Yon and Louise de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier. Her maternal grandparents were John IV de Longwy, Baron of Pagny, and Jeanne of Angouleme, illegitimate half-sister of King Francis I of France.

At two weeks old her mother, influential in the court of Catherine de'Medici, placed her in the royal convent of Jouarre, near Meaux, to be raised as a nun. The young Charlotte shocked both her family and the royal court by escaping the convent in 1572, announcing her conversion to Calvinism and fleeing to the Palatinate, well beyond her parents' reach.

On 24 June 1575 Charlotte married the Protestant William, Prince of Orange, and had six daughters, including Louise Juliana of Nassau, from whom descended the House of Hanover.

Charlotte allegedly died from exhaustion while trying to nurse her husband after an assassination attempt in 1582.Following her death, William married on 24 April 1583, his fourth and last wife, Louise de Coligny, by whom he had a son Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange.

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Charlotte de Bourbon, prinses van Oranje's Timeline

1546
1546
1575
1575
Age 29
1576
March 31, 1576
Age 30
Delft, Zuid-Holland, Nederlande
1577
April 26, 1577
Age 31
Middelburg,Zeeland,Netherlands
1578
July 31, 1578
Age 32
Antwerpen, Brabant, Deutschland(HRR)
1579
August 18, 1579
Age 33
Anvers, Anvers, Belgium
1580
September 17, 1580
Age 34
Anvers,Anvers,Belgium
1581
December 9, 1581
Age 35
Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium
1582
May 5, 1582
Age 36
Antwerp, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
May 9, 1582
Age 36
Antwerp, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium