Born Princess Wilhelmine in Potsdam, Prussia (modern-day Germany), she assumed the title of Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands following her marriage to King william I of the Netherlands. She ruled from 1815 until her death in 1837.
Her 1791 arranged marriage to her cousin william was a very happy union, despite the fact that, in the early years of their marriage, the royals were forced into exile in England, Prussia, and Poland.
A patron of the arts and an amateur Artist, she was made an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
She and Queen Juliana, born over a century apart, were both members of Dutch royalty.