Louisa Henrietta of Orange (1627–1667)

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Louisa Henrietta of Orange (1627–1667)

Electress of Brandenburg. Name variations: Louise Orange-Nassau; Louise Henriette of Nassau-Orange; Louise Henriette of Orange; (Ger.) Luise Henriette. Born in 1627; died in 1667; daughter of Frederick Henry, prince of Orange (r. 1625–1647), and Amelia of Solms (1602–1675); married Frederick William (1620–1688), the Great Elector of Brandenburg (r. 1640–1688), on December 7, 1646; children: Frederick III (1657–1713), elector of Brandenburg (r. 1688–1701), later Frederick I, king of Prussia (r. 1701–1713).