Person:William II of the Netherlands (1)

William II of the Netherlands
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Name William II of the Netherlands
Alt Name Willem Frederik Georg Lodewijk van Oranje-Nassau
Gender Male
Birth[1] 6 DEC 1792 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Christening? 28 DEC 1792 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Military? 16 Jun 1815 Wallonne, Belgium Combatant of Quatre Bras
Military? 18 Jun 1815 Waterloo, Brabant, Belgium Combatant of Waterloo
Marriage 21 FEB 1816 St. Petersburgto Anna Pavlovna of Russia
Death[1] 17 Mar 1849 Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsKoninklijk Paleis
Burial? 4 APR 1849 Delft, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsNieuwe Kerk
  • koning der Nederlanden 1840-1849
  • groothertog van Luxemburg 1840-1849
  • hertog van Limburg 1840-1849

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William II (Willem Frederik George Lodewijk, anglicized as William Frederick George Louis; 6 December 1792 – 17 March 1849) was King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg.

William II was the son of William I and Wilhelmine of Prussia. When his father proclaimed himself king in 1815, he became Prince of Orange and heir apparent of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With the abdication of his father on 7 October 1840, William II became king. During his reign, the Netherlands became a parliamentary democracy with the new constitution of 1848.

William II was married to Anna Pavlovna of Russia. They had four sons and one daughter. William II died on 17 March 1849 and was succeeded by his son William III.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nederland's Adelsboek, Vol. 96, p. LIII, 2011.
  2.   Willem II 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.
  3.   For more information, see the NL Wikipedia article Willem II der Nederlanden.