Famous Dutch Emperors & Kings

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 1 William III of England

William III of England
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: November 4, 1650
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 8, 1702
King William III of England, son of William II, Prince of Orange, was also known as William of Orange. A staunch Protestant, he is remembered for his joint rule with his wife, Queen Mary II, and for his exploits such as the Glorious Revolution and the Nine Years' War.

 2 King Willem-Alexander

King Willem-Alexander
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Famous As: King of the Netherlands
Birthdate: April 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Dutch
Willem-Alexander, son of Beatrix of the Netherlands and German-born diplomat Claus van Amsberg, took over as the king of the Netherlands after his mother’s abdication. He has served the Royal Netherlands Navy and been a member of the International Olympic Committee. His interests include sports and water management.
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 3 William II of the Netherlands

William II of the Netherlands
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: December 6, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 17, 1849

William II took over as the king of the Netherlands after his father William I’s abdication. His reign witnessed the transformation of his country into a parliamentary democracy through the constitution of 1848. With F.A. van Hall as the finance minister, he helped his country attain a surplus.

 4 William I of the Netherlands

William I of the Netherlands
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Famous As: First King of the Netherlands
Birthdate: August 24, 1772
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 12, 1843

William I of the Netherlands reigned as the king of the Netherlands from 1815 to 1840. Before declaring himself King of the Netherlands, William I had an influential career in the military. In 1790, he was made the Dutch States Army's general of infantry where he served under his father William V, who served as Captain-General. 

 5 William III of the Netherlands

William III of the Netherlands
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 19, 1817
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: November 23, 1890

William III of the Netherlands was the king of the Netherlands for four decades from 1849 to 1890. The son of King William II and Anna Pavlovna of Russia, he ascended to the throne after the death of his father. The king’s behavior was often erratic, and it is speculated he suffered from a mental disorder.

 6 Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld

Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
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Famous As: Prince consort
Birthdate: June 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 1, 2004

 7 William II, Prince of Orange

William II, Prince of Orange
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 27, 1626
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Dutch
Died: November 6, 1650
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 8 Maurice, Prince of Orange

Maurice, Prince of Orange
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 14, 1567
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch
Died: April 23, 1625