Queen
Wilhelmina

Kathryn Davidson
Childhood
• Born Wilhmina Helena Pauline
Maria on August 31, 1880
• The only child of King William III of
the Netherlands ...
World War I
• The Netherlands remained
neutral during World War I
• Queen Wilhmina loved her
soldiers
• Visited troops wit...
World War II
• May 10, 1940, the Nazis
invaded the Netherlands
• The Queen and her family
evacuated on the HMS
Hereward to...
World War II
• Almost killed by bomb that took
the lives of several of her guards
and destroyed her country
home
• Called ...
Symbol of Hope for the
Dutch

• Loved by the people
• Many Dutch wore lockets with
her picture
• Orange flowers sprang up ...
After the War
• When the queen returned to the
Netherlands she said she would
rather burn her palace than live
were the Na...
Later Life
• Was very popular among world
leaders
• In 1948 she abdicated the throne to

Juliana
• Died at age 82 on Novem...
Biography
• "Queen Wilhelmina." English!nfo. N.p., n.d. Web. 16
Feb 2011.
<http://english.turkcebilgi.com/queenwilhelmina>...
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Wilhelmina Philadelphia

  1. 1. Queen Wilhelmina Kathryn Davidson
  2. 2. Childhood • Born Wilhmina Helena Pauline Maria on August 31, 1880 • The only child of King William III of the Netherlands and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont • Outlived the King’s three sons • Father died when she was ten, so her mother acted as regent • She was enthroned on November 6, 1898
  3. 3. World War I • The Netherlands remained neutral during World War I • Queen Wilhmina loved her soldiers • Visited troops without notice to see the truth, not a arranged show • Felt she was a queen on guard, guarding against attacks
  4. 4. World War II • May 10, 1940, the Nazis invaded the Netherlands • The Queen and her family evacuated on the HMS Hereward to Britain three days later • Wished to stay in the Netherlands to help with troops • Broadcasted weekly to Netherlands during the war
  5. 5. World War II • Almost killed by bomb that took the lives of several of her guards and destroyed her country home • Called Hitler “arch enemy of the world” • Health started failing her toward the end of the war so she ceded the throne to Juliana for a short period until she was well
  6. 6. Symbol of Hope for the Dutch • Loved by the people • Many Dutch wore lockets with her picture • Orange flowers sprang up in gardens (orange was the Dutch Royal color) • Celebration of the Queen’s birthday was forbidden • The town of Huizen sang one verse of the national anthem on Wilhelmina’s Birthday and had to pay a fine of 60,000 guilders to the Nazis
  7. 7. After the War • When the queen returned to the Netherlands she said she would rather burn her palace than live were the Nazi stayed but common sense triumphed • After the war ended she rode around on a bicycle to lift and motivate people’s sprits
  8. 8. Later Life • Was very popular among world leaders • In 1948 she abdicated the throne to Juliana • Died at age 82 on November 28, 1962 Wrote an autobiography titled “Lonely but not Alone” in 1960
  9. 9. Biography • "Queen Wilhelmina." English!nfo. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb 2011. <http://english.turkcebilgi.com/queenwilhelmina>. • Queen Wilhelmina." Find a Grave. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb 2011. <http://www.findagrave.com/cgibin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10298>. • "Queen Wilhelmina." Spartacus Educational. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb 2011. <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWwilhel mina.htm>. • "Wilhelmina of Netherland." New World Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb 2011. <http://www.%20newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/ Wilhelmina_of_the_Netherlands>.

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