Batavian Republic 1795-1806
While fighting the
War of the First Coalition,
the French invaded the United Provinces of the Netherlands
In January 1795, Dutch
William V of Orange was
On May 16, 1795, the French renamed it
(Dutch: Bataafse Republiek)
and kept it, of course, as a close ally and subsequently
drained the Dutch financially to a spectacular degree.
changed the name from Batavian Republic to
On July 5, 1806, Napoleon proclaimed
the Kingdom of Holland and his brother
the King of Holland, thus
ending the Batavian Republic / Commonwealth.
Governments of the Netherlands.
And here is the Batavian Republic on a
Europe after the Peace of Basel (1795)
Campo Formio (1797)