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Orange (Oranje), the royal house ruling in the Netherlands. The following members of the house of Orange had previously been stadholders of Holland and Zeeland in the Netherlands: William I, 1572-1584, Maurice, 1584-1625, Frederick Henry, 1625-1647, William II, 1647-1650, and William III, 1672-1702, while a side branch of the house of Orange ruled in Friesland. William IV, 1747-1751 and William V, 1766-1795 were stadholders of all the Netherlands provinces. All of them, but particularly William I, Maurice, and William III, were favorable to the Mennonites.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Orange, House of." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 3 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Orange,_House_of&oldid=76690.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Orange, House of. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Orange,_House_of&oldid=76690.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 72. All rights reserved.


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