Person:Willem III der Nederlanden (1)

Willem III der Nederlanden
m. 21 Feb 1816
  1. Willem III der Nederlanden1817 - 1890
  2. Alexander van Oranje-Nassau1818 - 1848
  3. Hendrik van Oranje-Nassau1820 - 1879
  4. Ernest Casimir of the Netherlands1822 - 1822
  5. Sophie van Oranje-Nassau1824 - 1897
m. 18 Jun 1839
  1. Willem van Oranje-Nassau,1840 - 1879
  2. Maurits van Oranje-Nassau1843 - 1850
  3. Alexander van Oranje-Nassau _____,1851 - 1884
m. 7 Jan 1879
  1. Wilhelmina der Nederlanden1880 - 1962
Facts and Events
Name Willem III der Nederlanden
Alt Name Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk van Oranje-Nassau
Alt Name William III of the Netherlands
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 Feb 1817 Brussel, Brabant, BelgiumPaleis van de prins van Oranje in de straat van de Raad van Brabant
Christening? 31 Mar 1817 Brussel, Brabant, Belgium
Marriage 18 Jun 1839 Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germanyto Sophie of Württemberg
Title (nobility)? From 1849 to 1890 Koning
Marriage 7 Jan 1879 Arolsen, Waldeck, Germanyto Emma van Waldeck en Pyrmont
Death[2] 23 Nov 1890 Apeldoorn, Gelderland, NetherlandsPaleis 't Loo
Burial? 4 Dec 1890 Delft, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsNieuwe Kerk
Reference Number? Q125649?

Official Functions / Titles

  • koning der Nederlanden 1849-1890
  • prins van Oranje Nassau
  • groothertog van Luxemburg 1849-1890
  • hertog van Limburg 1849-1866

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William III (Dutch: Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk; English: 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. Meanwhile, being the last agnatic dynastic descendant of Otto I, Count of Nassau, the throne of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg passed to his patrilineal seventeenth cousin once removed (and matrilineal third cousin), Adolphe. , he is the last Dutch monarch to die whilst on the throne as all his successors have abdicated in favor of their children.

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  1. Nederland's Adelsboek
    Vol. 96, p. LV, 2011.
  2. Overlijden, in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands. Burgerlijke Stand
    Akte 377, 1890.
  3.   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.
  4.   For more information, see the NL Wikipedia article Willem III der Nederlanden.