Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau

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Prince Friso
Spouse Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau (2004–2013; his death)
Issue
Countess Luana
Countess Zaria
Full name
Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David
House House of Orange-Nassau
Father Claus von Amsberg
Mother Beatrix of the Netherlands
Born 25 September 1968(1968-09-25)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died 12 August 2013(2013-08-12) (aged 44)
Huis ten Bosch, The Hague, Netherlands
Religion Protestant Church in the Netherlands

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg; 25 September 1968 – 12 August 2013) was a member of the Dutch Royal Family.

He was born on 25 September 1968[1] in the University Medical Center in Utrecht, Netherlands[2] to Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus. He was a younger brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Because of his marriage without an Act of Consent in 2004, he lost his membership of the Dutch Royal House and was no longer in the line of succession to the Dutch throne. He worked as chief financial officer for Urenco Group.

On 17 February 2012, Prince Friso was buried under an avalanche in Lech, Austria, while skiing off piste. He was taken to a hospital in Innsbruck where he was in critical but stable condition.[3]

According to his doctor, even though he was trapped for a relatively short time and hopes had originally been higher, subsequent neurological tests showed that after fifty minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in moderate hypothermia he suffered massive brain damage due to oxygen shortage. The prince was in a minimally conscious state and it was unclear whether he would ever regain full consciousness.[4][5][6] After nearly a year and a half in a coma, he died on 12 August 2013.[7]

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