Count William Lewis of Nassau-Siegen, nephew and son-in-law of William the Silent, was chosen stadtholder, and through all the vicissitudes of the 17th and 18th centuries the stadtholdership was held by one of his descendants.
Finally, by the revolution of 1748, William of Nassau-Siegen, stadtholder of Friesland (who, by default of heirs male of the elder line, had become William IV., prince of Orange), was made hereditary stadtholder of all the provinces.
Veegens, Leven van Jaan Maurits, Graaf van Nassau-Siegen (Haarlem, 1840).
SIEGEN, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Westphalia, situated 63 m.
The town contains two palaces of the former princes of Nassau-Siegen, a technical and a mining school.