Prince Henry of the Netherlands (1876-1934) of the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands called “Prins Hendrik”.

  • Profession: Prince of The Netherlands.
  • Relation to Mahler: Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 1920.
  • Correspondence with Mahler:
  • Born: 19-04-1876 Schwerin, Germany.
  • Died: 03-07-1934 The Hague, Kneuterdijk palace, the Netherlands. Aged 58.
  • Buried: 11-07-1934 Delft, New church, the Netherlands,

Patron of the committee Gustav Mahler Festival Amsterdam 1920.

Prince Henry, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Heinrich Wladimir Albrecht Ernst), later Prince Henry of the Netherlands, was prince consort of the Netherlands as the husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. He was the longest serving consort of the Netherlands.

Heinrich Wladimir Albrecht Ernst of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was born on 19 April 1876 in Schwerin. He was the youngest son of Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and his third wife, Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.

He was created Prince of the Netherlands on 6 February 1901, and married Queen Wilhelmina on 7 February 1901, in The Hague. Although the queen was devoted to her spouse at the time of their marriage, it proved in the long run to be an unhappy one that did little more than meet its obligation by producing an heir. They had one child, Juliana, in whose favor her mother abdicated on 4 September 1948.

He was the 279th Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword in Portugal and the 1,157th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Spain in 1924. He died, at the age of 58, on 3 July 1934 in The Hague, Netherlands.

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