Strijen castle

The lordships of Strijen and Putten were united in 1294 and stretched from Voorne to Breda, including the Groote Waard. The castle of Strijen in Oosterhout (to the right) was strategically situated on the border of the county of Holland and the duchy of Brabant. In 1320 the rich Willem van Duivenvoorde hired this castle from Beatrijs of Strijen. His nephew and heir, Jan II of Polanen, married Beatrijs' niece Oda of Hoorne. Oda's great granddaughter, Johanna of Polanen, married Engelbert of Nassau, a forefather of Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands. Jacob of Abcoude sold Putten and Strijen in 1456 to the Count of Holland.


                                              Willem I
                                               †>1242
                                           lord of Strijen 
                                                 |
                              +------------------+------------------------------+
                           Hugoman                                          Willem II
                           †>1290                                            †±1294
                              |                                         lord of Strijen
                              |                                                 |
                              |                                  +--------------+------------------------+
                           Willem                             Aleidis                                 Hadewich
                           †±1295                            1294-1316                                 †1313
                     lord of Zevenbergen                  lady of Strijen                              ×1300
                              |                                  ×                                    Raas VII
                              |                             Nicolaas III                         of Gavre-Liedekerke
                         ZEVENBERGEN                         1284-1311                                 †1307
                                                          lord of Putten                                 |
                                                                 |                                       |
                 +-------------------------------+---------------+-------------+                         |
             Beatrijs                         Aleidis                         Oda                       Raas
               †1354                           †1361                 of Putten and Strijen         of Liedekerke
     lady of Putten and Strijen      lady of Putten and Strijen           ±1295-1332                   †1342
 1×1311 Hugo of Zotteghem-Gent                   ×                           ×1305
               †1321                         Boudewijn                      Willem V
 2×1321 Guy of Flanders-Richbourg            of Praet                  of Hoorne-Gaasbeek
               †1345                          +>1357                      ±1295-1343
                                                                               |
           +---------------------+----------------------+----------------------+-------------------+  
        Johanna              Gerard II                 Oda                                       Agnes
       of Hoorne             of Hoorne              of Hoorne                                  of Hoorne  
         †1356                 †1345               ±1318-1353                                    +±1395     
           ×                                            ×                                 abbess of Rijnsburg 
     Gijsbrecht III                                  Jan II 
       of Abcoude                                 of Wassenaar
         †1376                                       +±1377 
           |                                     lord of Polanen             
           |                                            |                                  
           |                           +----------------+--------------+--------------------------+
         Sweder                     Jan III                         Beatrijs                     Guy
      of Gaasbeek                 ±1340-1394                         †1394                      †1418
         †1400                  lord of Polanen                        ×                        ×1395 
           ×                         ×1390                          Hendrik                     Sophie 
          Anna                     Margareta                    of Bergen-op-Zoom          of 's-Heerenberg 
     of Leiningen             of Salm-Ravenstein                     †1419                      †1412       
         †1400                    ±1370-1428                                                      |
           |                           |                                                          |
           |                           |                                                   'S-HEERENBERG 
         Jacob                      Johanna                              
         †1459                    of Polanen 
    sold Putten and                1392-1445                                                
    Strijen in 1456         lady of Breda and De Leck                                        
  1×1409 Jeanne                     ×1403 
       de Ligne                   Engelbert I                                                
  2× Margaretha                     of Nassau 
     of Cranendonk                ±1370-1422                                                  
           |            count of Nassau-Dietz and Vianden                                      
           |                           | 
           |                           |
        Antonie                     Johan IV                                                   
      of Abcoude                   1410-1475 
        +±1429                       ×1440                                                           
                                     Maria 
                                 of Heinsberg 
                                   1424-1502                                                          
                                       |                                                             
                                       | 
                                    Johan V 
                                   1455-1516 
                                     ×1482                                                           
                                   Elisabeth                                                        
                                   of Hesse 
                                   1466-1523                                                        
                                       | 
                                       |                                                            
               +-----------------------+-----------------------+                                   
          Hendrik III                                   Willem the rich 
           1483-1538                                       1487-1559                               
             2×1515                                          2×1531 
            Claudia                                         Juliana 
      of Chalon and Orange                          of Stolberg-Wenigerode                         
           1498-1521                                       1506-1580 
               |                                               |                                  
               |                                               |                                  
               |                              +----------------+-----------------------------+ 
             Renι                      Willem I the silent                           Johan VI the elder
           of Chalon                      1533-1584                                      1536-1606            
           1519-1544                 prince of Orange 1544                      count of Nassau-Dietz 1559
      prince of Orange 1538                   |                                              |
                                              |                                              |
                                              |                                              |
               +------------------------------+                                              |
            Maurits                     Frederick Henry                                Ernst Casimir
           1567-1625                      1584-1647                                   of Nassau-Dietz   
      prince of Orange 1584          prince of Orange 1625                               1573-1632
                                              |                                              |
                                              +--------------------+                         |
                 Mary Stuart      ×1641    Willem II        Albertine Agnes   ×1652   Willem Frederik
               of Great-Britain   |       of Orange            of Orange      |       of Nassau-Dietz
                  1631-1660       |       1626-1650            1634-1696      |          1613-1664
                                  |                                           |
     Mary II Stuart   ×1677   Willem III                              Hendrik Casimir II
    of Great-Britain          of Orange                                of Nassau-Dietz
        1662-1694             1650-1702                                   1657-1696
                      king of Great-Britain 1688                              |
                                                                              |
                                                                      Johan Willem Friso
                                                                       of Orange-Nassau
                                                                          1687-1711
                                                                              |
                                                           +------------------+
                                                           |
                                 Anne        ×1734     Willem IV
                           of Great-Britain  |     of Orange-Nassau
                             and Hannover    |         1711-1751
                              1709-1759      |
                                             |
                 +---------------------------+--------------+
             Willem V                                    Carolina      ×1760    Karl Christian
          of Orange-Nassau                           of Orange-Nassau  |      of Nassau-Weilburg
             1748-1806                                   1743-1787     |          1735-1788
                 |                                                     |
                 |                                                     |
             Willem I                                              LUXEMBOURG
             1772-1843                                             from 1890
 King of The Netherlands 1815-1840
                 |
                 |
             Willem II
             1792-1849
    King of The Netherlands 1840
                 |
                 |
             Willem III
             1817-1890
    King of The Netherlands 1849
                 |
                 |
             Wilhelmina
             1880-1962
 Queen of The Netherlands 1890-1948
                 |
                 |
              Juliana
             1909-
 Queen of The Netherlands 1948-1980
                 |
                 |
              Beatrix
             1938-
   Queen of The Netherlands 1980

      Legend

	×   married
	|   descended 
	†   died

Short Bibliography

De band tussen Oranje-Nassau en Nederland by A.L. Carstens, Manuel d'Histoire de Gιnιalogie et de chronologie by A.M.H.J. Stokvis, Europäische Stammtafeln by the Prince zu Isenburg, Het ontstaan van de Hoekse en Kabeljauwse twisten by dr. H.M. Brokken, Nassau en Oranje (in de Nederlandse geschiedenis) by dr. C.A. Tamse.

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