Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard

Born: Jan 31, 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Queen

1938 - Born on January 31st in Soestdijk, Netherlands. The queen of The Netherlands.

1948 - When Juliana ascended the throne, Princess Beatrix received the title of heiress presumptive.

1950 - Princess Beatrix entered the Incrementum, part of Baarnsch Lyceum.
1956-1961 - She attended the State University of Leiden, studying mainly social sciences, law, and history.

1965 - Her betrothal to a German diplomat, Claus George Willem Otto Frederik Geert von Amsberg, caused a national furor because of his past membership in the Hitler Youth and the German army, even though he had been cleared by an Allied court.

1966 - On March 10th, she married Claus George Willem Otto Frederik Geert von Amsberg, and the hostility apparently dimmed with the births of Willem-Alexander, Johan-Frisco, and Constantijn, the first male heirs in the House of Orange since.

1980 - Queen Juliana abdicated, and Beatrix ascended the throne on April 30th.

2005 - Received a rare honorary doctorate from Leiden University.

         - On 19th and 30th of April she celebrated the 25th anniversary of her reign.
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