Front: Queen Juliana (1909-2004), Queen of the Netherlands 1948-1980
Queen Juliana was born Juliana Emma Louise Wilhelmina van Oranje-Nassau, daughter of
Prince Hendrik and Queen Wilhelmina. The princess received her secondary education
from private tutors. She enrolled at the University of Leiden where she attended
lectures in sociology, jurisprudence, economics and history of religion.
The princess married Prince Bernhard of Germany on January 7, 1937. They have
4 daughters. The princess and her daughters made their home in Ottawa, Canada while
Prince Bernhard, Queen Wilhelmina and members of the exiled Dutch government
remained in London during WWII.
Princess Juliana became Queen in 1948 upon the abdication of her mother Queen
Wilhelmina. She too abdicated her throne on her 71st birthday in 1980.
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