Willem III der Nederlanden
Facts and Events
||Willem III der Nederlanden
||Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk van Oranje-Nassau
||William III of the Netherlands
||19 Feb 1817
||Brussel, Brabant, BelgiumPaleis van de prins van Oranje in de straat van de Raad van Brabant
||31 Mar 1817
||Brussel, Brabant, Belgium
||18 Jun 1839
||Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germanyto Sophie of Württemberg
||7 JAN 1879
||Arolsen, Waldeck, Germanyto Emma van Waldeck en Pyrmont
||23 Nov 1890
||Apeldoorn, Gelderland, NetherlandsPaleis 't Loo
||4 Dec 1890
||Delft, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsNieuwe Kerk
Official Functions / Titles
- koning der Nederlanden 1849-1890
- prins van Oranje Nassau
- groothertog van Luxemburg 1849-1890
- hertog van Limburg 1849-1866
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
William III (Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk, anglicised: William Alexander Paul Frederick Louis; 19 February 1817 – 23 November 1890) was King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1849 until his death in 1890. He was also the Duke of Limburg from 1849 until the abolition of the duchy in 1866.
William was the son of King William II and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. On the abdication of his grandfather William I in 1840, he became the Prince of Orange. On the death of his father in 1849, he succeeded as King of the Netherlands.
William married his cousin Sophie of Württemberg in 1839 and they had three sons, William, Maurice, and Alexander, all of whom predeceased him. After Sophie's death in 1877 he married Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont in 1879 and they had one daughter Wilhelmina, who succeeded William to the Dutch throne.
- ↑ Nederland's Adelsboek, Vol. 96, p. LV, 2011.
- ↑ Overlijden, in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands. Burgerlijke Stand, Akte 377, 1890.
- Willem III von Nassau, King of the Netherlands, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
- For more information, see the NL Wikipedia article Willem III der Nederlanden.