Orange, House of
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.
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