Person:Willem I der Nederlanden (1)

Willem I der Nederlanden,
m. 4 Oct 1767
  1. Louise of Orange-Nassau1770 - 1819
  2. Willem I der Nederlanden1772 - 1843
  3. Frederick of Orange-Nassau1774 - 1799
m. 1 Oct 1791
  1. Willem II der Nederlanden1792 - 1849
  2. Frederik van Oranje-Nassau1797 - 1881
  3. Pauline van Oranje-Nassau1800 - 1806
  4. Marianne van Oranje-Nassau1810 - 1883
Facts and Events
Name Willem I der Nederlanden,
Alt Name Willem Frederik van Oranje-Nassau
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Aug 1772 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsHuis ten Bosch, House of Orange-Nassau
Christening? 17 Sep 1772 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage 1 Oct 1791 Berlin, Brandenburg, Preußen, GermanyKoninklijk Slot
to Wilhelmine of Prussia
Marriage to Henrietta d'Oultremont
Title (nobility)? From 1815 to 1840 Koning
Death[1] 12 Dec 1843 Berlin, Brandenburg, Preußen, GermanyPaleis Unter den Linden
Burial? 2 Jan 1844 Delft, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsNieuwe Kerk
Reference Number? Q2079957?

Official functions and titel

  • erfelijk soeverein vorst der Verenigde Nederlanden 1813-1815
  • koning der Nederlanden 1815-1840
  • prins van Oranje-Nassau
  • hertog van Luxemburg 1815
  • groothertog van Luxemburg 1815-1840
  • Vorst van Fulda 1802-1806
  • Graaf van Corvey, Weingarten en Dortmund 1802-1806
  • hertog van Limburg 1839-1840

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange, the King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

He was the son of the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, who went into exile to London in 1795 because of the Batavian Revolution. As compensation for the loss of all his father's possessions in the Low Countries, an agreement was concluded between France and Prussia in which William was appointed ruler of the newly created Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda in 1803; this was however short-lived and in 1806 he was deposed by Napoleon. With the death of his father in 1806, he became Prince of Orange and ruler of the Principality of Orange-Nassau, which he also lost the same year after the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire and subsequent creation of the Confederation of the Rhine at the behest of Napoleon. In 1813, when Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Leipzig, the Orange-Nassau territories were returned to William and he was asked as well to become the Sovereign Prince of the United Netherlands. He proclaimed himself King of the Netherlands on 16 March 1815. In that year, William I concluded a treaty with King Frederick William III in which he ceded the Principality of Orange-Nassau to Prussia in exchange for becoming the new Grand Duke of Luxembourg. In 1839, he furthermore became the Duke of Limburg as a result of the Treaty of London. After his abdication in 1840, he styled himself King William Frederick, Count of Nassau.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nederland's Adelsboek
    Vol. 96, p. LI, 2011.
  2.   Willem I 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 I der Nederlanden.