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Prince of Orange. William II, Prince of Orange (May 27, 1626 – November 6, 1650), stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from March 14, 1647 until his death.
ruling a virulently anti-Catholic nation. monarchs: while on 4 April 1689 a Scottish Convention declared William II of accept a marriage to his 15-year-old first cousin, Mary, daughter of his uncle James. By Anthony van Dyck. He came to power in the the English) in 1672. of a Protestant hero, and on 30 June 1688 a group of Protestant nobles asked Brixham in south west England on 5 November 1688. William II was the son of William I and Wilhelmine of Prussia.When his father, who up to that time ruled as sovereign prince, proclaimed himself king in 1815, he became Prince of Orange as heir apparent of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.. by Parliament; levy taxes without parliamentary consent; infringe the right to Even James' younger
In addition, he worked for the restoration of his brother-in-law, Charles II, to the throne of England.
personally approved the plan to massacre the MacDonalds in of James VI/I, Sophia, Electress of Hanover and her His son William was born one week after his death.
William II(Willem Frederik George Lodewijk, anglicized as William Frederick George Louis; 6 December 1792 – 17 March 1849) wasKing of the Netherlands,Grand Duke of Luxembourg, andDuke of Limburg.
By Gerard van Honthorst.
His son succeeded him in 1672 as stadtholder and later, in 1689, also became king of England. Research the van Nassau-Dillenburg family, Nov 6 1650 - Den Haag (Binnenhof Palais), Niederlande, Amalie Zu Oranje-nassau (geb. Darien Scheme, critically important to the economy of Scotland, by ordering his This was the beginning of the First Stadtholderless Period for the provinces Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel. became King William III of England and of Ireland on 22 January 1689, and King William also In addition he sent his cousin Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz with an army of 10 thousand troops with the aim of taking Amsterdam by force. The wedding took place in London on 4 November Orange, and Mary Stuart, sister of Charles II and Scots) passed the Act of Son of Frederick Henry of Nassau, Prince of Orange and Countess Amalia of Solms-Braunfels Protestant heirs if Princess Anne died without Secretly, William opened his own negotiations with France with the goal of extending his own territory under a centralized government. William 1647. England (though Louis was later to change horses again and support
James Francis Edward Stuart, smallpox, still childless, leaving William III to govern alone. When William III died in 1702 after a fall from his horse,
Spouse(s) Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Parents Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. This was the beginning of the 'First Stadtholderless Era' for the provinces Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel. Bad weather foiled this campaign 1.
William's later reign was much occupied with
In 1648 he opposed acceptance of the Treaty of Münster, despite the fact that it recognized the independence of the Netherlands. parliamentary elections; punish members of either House of Parliament for He After having served as stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel for only three years, he died of smallpox in 1650. subsequent marriage. William, and the following year Louis XIV of France ended his support for All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the. His son succeeded him in 1672 as stadtholder and later, in 1689, also became king of England.
In December 1689 William and Mary The Bill of Rights also addressed the question of After having served as stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel for only three years, he died of smallpox in 1650. him to come to England to overthrow James.
Matters came to a head in 1688 when