Wilhelmina, Queen of HollandWilhelmina
Queen of Holland
1880 – 1962 A.D.

Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, only daughter of William III and his second wife, Emma. Upon the death of her father in 1890 she became queen; but the country remained under the able regency of Queen Emma until 1898, when Wilhelmina completed her eighteenth year and became Queen regnant. Her coronation took place in Amsterdam amid great rejoicing, and the charming personality and strength of character of the young queen have made her very popular with her people.

In 1901 she was married to Duke Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and a daughter and heir presumptive, Juliana, was born at the Hague in April, 1909.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.