Home General Data History Culture Politics Map Encyclopedia About Links
Biographies Phenomena s s s s s s s


Kronenburg has been a constitutional monarchy since the 1883 constitution was approved. Until 1981 however, the king or queen actively chaired the government sessions, and it was only in that year that the king's political powers were reduced to their current range and that the office of prime minister was created. Although the king is still part of the executive at least officially, he has few political tasks, which are defined very detailedly. The family descends from king William I Frederick of Nassau-Dietz, who was the first king of Kronenburg, but it switched houses when queen Marianne married prince Ernest of Habsburg-Lorraine, who became a protestant. Kronenburg and (parts of) the Netherlands were reigned by the family in personal union until 1834, when king Willem IV was forced to abdicate in Kronenburg in favour of his third son August Lodewijk, who took the name Alexander I; it was Willem IV's third son who succeeded in Kronenburg, as his first eventually became king William II of the Netherlands, and his second, prince Frederick, refused the throne of Kronenburg.

Kings and queens of Kronenburg

1649 - 1664
1664 - 1696
1696 - 1711
1711 - 1751
1751 - 1806
1806 - 1834
1834 - 1875
1875 - 1879
1879 - 1953
1953 - 1963
1963 - 1963
1963 - 1991
1991 - 2010
2010 - 2010

Willem I Frederik
Hendrik I Casimir
Jan I Willem Friso
Willem II
Willem III
Willem IV
Alexander I
Alexander II Friso
Willem V Hendrik
Jan II
Alexander III Ernst
Alexander IV Lodewijk
Ernst I Frederik
= William Frederick, prince of Nassau-Dietz
= Henry Casimir, prince of Nassau-Dietz
= John William Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau
= William IV, prince of Orange-Nassau
= William V, prince of Orange-Nassau
= William I, king of the Netherlands, grand duke of Luxembourg

first king to visit Kronenburg

forced to abdicate

abdicated after illness