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Örjan Martinsson

The Netherlands

The Netherlands was the name of a much larger territory than the present kingdom during the 16th century. At that time it belonged to Spain but the northern provinces declared them selves independent 1581 while the southern provinces that are present day Belgium remained under Spanish rule. The official name of this new state was the United Netherlands and it was alternatively ruled by a hereditary stadtholder or under republican forms by a raads-pensioner.

United Netherlands
(Stadtholders * and Raads-pensioners)

(1572) -1584
1585-1625
1625-1647
1647-1650
1653-1672
Willem van Oranje
Maurits
Frederik Hendrik
Willem II
Johan de Witt
1672-1702
1672-1688
1689-1720
1720-1727
1727-1736
1737-1746

1747-1751
1751-1795
Willem III
Gaspar Fagel
Anthonie Heinsius
Isaac van Hoornbeek
Simon van Slingelandt
Anthonie van der Heim

Willem IV
Willem V

1795-1806

Batavian Republic

Kingdom of Holland
 
1806-1810

1810-1814

Lodewijk Napoleon

Part of France


Kingdom of the Netherlands
 
1814-1840 Willem I ()
1840-1849 Willem II
1849-1890 Willem III
1890-1948
1948-1980
1980-2013
2013-
Wilhelmina
Juliana
Beatrix
Willem-Alexander

* = All stadtholders were also counts of Nassau. These stadtholders were actually only stadtholders of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel. The other provinces (Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe) were ruled by a separate branch of the house of Nassau and their stadtholders are listed on the page with the regents of Frisia. The stadtholders of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht who served before the Dutch independence are listed together with the regents of Holland.

= England   = Scotland   = Luxemburg   = "Belgium"