Information about Queen Juliana of the Netherlands

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (30 April 1909 - 20 March 2004)

Juliana (Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina) was Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 until her abdication in 1980.

Juliana was the only child of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry. From birth she was heir presumptive to the Dutch throne. She was educated privately. In 1937, she married Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld with whom she had four children: Beatrix, Irene, Margriet, and Christina.

She reigned for nearly 32 years. Her reign saw the decolonization of Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and Suriname and their independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Upon her death at the age of 94, she was the longest-lived former reigning monarch in the world.

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Queen Juliana Flag of Netherlands East Indies Netherlands East Indies 4 September 1948 27 December 1949
Queen Juliana Flag of Suriname, Netherlands Suriname, Netherlands 4 September 1948 25 November 1975
Queen Juliana Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 4 September 1948 30 April 1980
Queen Juliana Flag of Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles 15 December 1954 30 April 1980
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