Person:William the Silent (1)

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m. 8 Jul 1551
  1. Maria of Nassau1553 - abt 1555
  2. Philip William , Prince of Orange1554 - 1618
  3. Maria of Nassau1556 - 1616
m. 24 Aug 1561
  1. Countess Anna of Nassau1563 - 1588
  2. Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange1567 - 1625
  3. Countess Emilia of Nassau1569 - 1629
m. 12 Apr 1583
  1. Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange1584 - 1647
  • HWillem van Oranje1533 - 1584
  • W.  Eva Elincx (add)
  1. Justinus van Nassau1559 - 1631
Facts and Events
Name Willem van Oranje
Alt Name Willem I de Zwijger , van Nassau Dillenburg
Alt Name William the Silent
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Apr 1533 Dillenburg, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen, Hessen, Germany
Marriage 8 Jul 1551 Buren, Gelderland, Netherlandsto Anna van Egmond, gravin van Buren en Leerdam
Marriage 24 Aug 1561 Leipzig, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germanyto Anna of Saxony
Marriage 12 Jul 1575 Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlandsto Charlotte de Bourbon
Marriage 12 Apr 1583 Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgiumto Louise de Coligny
Death[1] 10 Jul 1584 Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Occupation? Stadhouder
Other? House of Orange-Nassau


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William I, Prince of Orange (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also widely known as William the Silent, or more commonly known as William of Orange, was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and is thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands.

A wealthy nobleman, William originally served the Habsburgs as a member of the court of Margaret of Parma, governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Unhappy with the centralisation of political power away from the local estates and with the Spanish persecution of Dutch Protestants, William joined the Dutch uprising and turned against his former masters. The most influential and politically capable of the rebels, he led the Dutch to several successes in the fight against the Spanish. Declared an outlaw by the Spanish king in 1580, he was assassinated by Balthasar Gérard (also written as "Gerardts") in Delft four years later (1584).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 William the Silent, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Willem I von Nassau-Dillenburg, Prince of Orange, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.