Famous Dutch Emperors & Kings

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King Willem-Alexander
(King of the Netherlands )
King Willem-Alexander
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Birthdate: April 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
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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William III of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands (1849-1890))
William III of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: February 19, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgium
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.

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William I of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands (1815-1840))
William I of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: August 24, 1772
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
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. 

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William II of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands (1840-1849))
William II of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: December 6, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
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.

William V, Prince of Orange
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Birthdate: March 8, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: April 9, 1806

William V, Prince of Orange served as the last stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1751 to 1795. He also ruled the Principality of Orange-Nassau from 1751 until his death on 9 April 1806. 

Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
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Birthdate: June 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jena, Germany
Died: December 1, 2004

Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld was a German-born nobleman who achieved popularity after marrying Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. The couple had four children including Beatrix who served as the Queen of the Netherlands between 1980 and 2013. Bernhard is also remembered for his work as a combat pilot during World War II. He also helped establish the World Wildlife Fund.

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Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
(monarch, writer, composer)
Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: 1165
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nijmegen
Died: September 28, 1197

Henry VI of the Hohenstaufen dynasty was the Holy Roman Emperor in the 12th century. He was also the king of Germany and of Sicily, the latter through his marriage to Constance I. He failed in his attempt to make the crown of the Holy Roman Emperor a hereditary monarchy.

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Robert I, Duke of Parma
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Birthdate: July 9, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 16, 1907
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John William Friso
(Prince of Orange (1702 - 1711))
John William Friso
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Birthdate: August 14, 1687
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dessau, Germany
Died: July 14, 1711

John William Friso, the Prince of Orange, succeeded William III of Orange as the stadtholder of the provinces of Friesland and Groningen in the Dutch Republic and remained so until his death. Friso along with his wife, Marie Louise, is noted as the most recent common ancestors of all the currently reigning European monarchs.

William II of Holland
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Birthdate: 1227
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Died: January 28, 1256
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William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
(Count of Nassau-Dillenburg)
William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
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Birthdate: April 10, 1487
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dillenburg, Germany
Died: October 6, 1559
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Floris V, Count of Holland
(Count of Holland and Zeeland)
Floris V, Count of Holland
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Birthdate: June 24, 1254
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Died: June 27, 1296