Dutch Republic

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Republic of the Seven United Netherlands
Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden
1588–1795[1]
Motto
Concordia res parvae crescunt[2]
"Unity makes strength"
Anthem
Het Wilhelmus
"The William"
Location of the Dutch Republic in 1789
Capital Amsterdam
Languages Dutch, Zeelandic, West Flemish, Dutch Low Saxon, West Frisian
Religion Dutch Reformed
Government Confederative republic
Stadtholder
 •  1581–1584 William I (first)
 •  1751–1795 William V (last)
Grand Pensionary
 •  1581–1585 Paulus Buys (first)
 •  1787–1795 Laurens van de Spiegel (last)
Legislature States General
 •  State council Council of State
Historical era Early modern
 •  Union of Utrecht 23 January 1579
 •  Act of Abjuration 26 July 1581
 •  Peace of Münster 30 January 1648
 •  Batavian Revolution 19 January 1795
Population
 •  1795 est. 1,880,500[3] 
Currency Guilder
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Habsburg Netherlands
Batavian Republic
Today part of

The Dutch Republic — officially known as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, the Republic of the United Netherlands, or the Republic of the Seven United Provinces — was a republic in Europe. It was a confederacy of provinces,from 1581 to 1795. It came before the Batavian Republic, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the modern Netherlands (now a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Alternative names include the United Provinces, Federated Belgic Provinces, and Belgic Federation.

Although it was called a republic, its Stadtholders became a heredity dynasty.

References[change | change source]

  1. https://npofocus.nl/artikel/7607/waarom-was-nederland-een-republiek
  2. In full concordia res parvae crescunt, discordia maximae dilabuntur. Hubert de Vries, Wapens van de Nederlanden. De historische ontwikkeling van de heraldische symbolen van Nederland, België, hun provincies en Luxemburg. Uitgeverij Jan Mets, Amsterdam, 1995, pp. 31–32.
  3. Demographics of the Netherlands, Jan Lahmeyer. Retrieved on 10 February 2014.

Coordinates: 52°04′48″N 4°18′00″E / 52.08000°N 4.30000°E / 52.08000; 4.30000