Born with the titles of Princess Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of the Netherlands, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and Princess of Orange-Nassau, she became Queen of the Netherlands in 1980 and reigned until 2013.
During a 2009 parade, she and her family members became the targets of an attack that killed seven bystanders.
Her mother, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, ruled from 1948 until 1980.
In her early adulthood, she studied law, economics, and sociology at Leiden University.
Her marriage to German-born diplomat Claus von Amsberg began in 1966 and resulted in three children: Princes Johan Friso and Constantijn and the future King Willem-Alexander.
- The meaning of the name Beatrix: Bringer Of Joy