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Fifth Anglo-Dutch War
In 1806, Patriot Herman Willem Daendels, took, with the support of the Estate General, the office of Stadtholder, after the death of Stadtholder William V of Orange-Nassau and the end of the Fifth Anglo-Dutch War. The remaining members of the House of Orange-Nassau fled to their lands in the Holy Roman Empire. Daendels then proclaimed the formation of the Batavian Republic.
See main article: Netherlands War
Sixth Anglo-Dutch War & the Sino-Dutch War
See main article: Republic Wars
The House of Orange-Nausau, which held the Stadtholder position de facto as hereditary, aranged a coup, and, with support of Prussian forces, took back the office in 1825, following the arrest of Hendrik Jan Beel. Sick of the Estate General changing the position back to an hereditary authoritarian Monarchy, in 1838, after the end of the European revolutions that occurred that year, the office was changed into a Constutional Monarchy.
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