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  William of Orange
William was the third by that name in the notable line of Dutch rulers which began with William the Silent.
On the 19th of October, William went on board, and the Dutch fleet, consisting of fifty-two men-of-war, twenty-five frigates, as many fire-ships, with four hundred victuallers, and other vessels for the transportation of 3,660 horse, and 10,692 foot, put to sea from the flats near the Brielle, with a wind at south-west by south.
Even given the fact that in William's days the relation between church and state was so close that one could hardly avoid resorting to the sword in defense of the faith, the fact remains that the cause of the gospel is not advanced by human might and power.
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  William III of England - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
William III was appointed to the Dutch post of Stadtholder on 28 June 1672, and remained in office until he died.
William III of England or William III of Orange, the son of William II, Prince of Orange and Mary Stuart, was born in The Hague.
William III felt insecure about his position; though only his wife was formally eligible to assume the throne, he wished to reign as King in his own right, rather than as a mere consort.
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 William III and Mary II (   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
William III and Mary II Mary II, was born in 1662, and was the daughter of James II and Anne Hyde.
William III (William of Orange), born in 1650, was the son of William, Prince of Orange, and Mary Stuart (daughter of Charles I).
William maintained a long-lasting affair with Elizabeth Villiers, one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting, which prompted Mary to be completely devoted and subservient to her husband.
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 History of the Monarchy > The Stuarts > Mary II and William III
William's foreign policy was dominated by the priority to contain French expansionism.
Although Louis was forced to recognise William as King under the Treaty of Ryswick (1697), William's policy of intervention in Europe was costly in terms of finance and his popularity.
William's Dutch advisers were resented, and in 1699 his Dutch Blue Guards were forced to leave the country.
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 House of Orange-Nassau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Hendrik III of Nassau-Breda was appointed stadtholder of Holland Zeeland and Utrecht by Charles of Ghent in the beginning of the 16th Henry was succeded by René of Châlon-Orange 1538 who was as his full name Prince of Orange.
William of Orange was befriended by Charles and his son Philip.
John William Friso drowned in 1711 in the Hollands Diep near Moerdijk and left a postume son William IV He was proclaimed stadtholder of Gelderland Overijssel Drenthe and Utrecht in 1722.
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 William III, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
William, however, took an English army to the Spanish Netherlands in 1691 and was constantly involved in campaigning until the conclusion of peace by the Treaty of Ryswick (1697).
William and the Whigs were also responsible for the Toleration Act (1689), which lifted some of the disabilities imposed on Protestant nonconformists, and for allowing the Licensing Act to lapse (1695), a great step toward freedom of the press.
William sought to maintain royal prerogatives but was unable to prevent passage of the Triennial Act (1694), which required a new Parliament every three years, and the Act of Settlement (1701), which imposed the first statutory limitation on royal control of foreign policy.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for William,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
William I or William the Conqueror, 1027?-1087, king of England (1066-87).
William the Silent or William of Orange (William I, prince of Orange), 1533-84, Dutch statesman, principal founder of Dutch independence.
William III 1650-1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689-1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
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 Orange Order
The name comes from William III of Britain (Willem II of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange), and is kept because his victory over the Jacobites is considered to have laid the foundation for the evolution of Constitutional Democracy in the British Isles.
In the 1990s the Orange Order has frequently caused confrontations as members have attempted to celebrate the date of the Battle of the Boyne (on the 12th July by the old Julian Calender - although in today's calender the 1st July is the correct date) by marching through mainly Catholic neighbourhoods.
The Orange Order played an important role in the history of Canada where it was established in 1830.
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 King William III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
His father William II Prince of Orange died on October 27th in the year 1650 and his mother was Mary Stuart, daughter of Charles I. William was brought up in the Protestant Faith and he spoke English, French, Dutch, German, Latin and Spanish.
In 1683, Louis XIV invaded and looted the Province of Orange and persecuted the Protestants.
James and William and their armies were to remain at an equal distance from London and both men were to attend the next session of Parliament.
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 William III of Orange, King of England - Timeline Index
Willem III, Prince of Orange, also known as King William III of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was a Prince of the House of Orange-Nassau and Dutch Stadtholder and (jointly with his wife Mary II until her death) King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (February 13, 1689 - March 8, 1702).
William 1 of Orange (Willem van Oranje), also known as William the Silent (Willem de Zwijger), was the leader of the Dutch war of independence from Spanish rule, known as...
William of Orange was leader of the Dutch, then in the early stages of a war with the French: the War of the Grand Alliance.
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 The House of Orange
Johann V (1455-1516), Count of Nassau, lord of Dillenburg, Siegen, Vianden and Dietz and Breda, Stadtholder of Guelders and Zutphen 1504-1505, son of Johann IV von Nassau-Dillenburg in Vianden and Dietz (1448-1475), grandson of Engelbert I, married 1482 Elisabeth of Hesse (1466-1523).
The young William III was to young to succeed his grand-father as Stadtholder, and, when grown-up, he went to Great-Britain with the permission of the States of Holland and became the famous King William III of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1689.
William I of Orange's grand-grandson, William III of Orange, remained childless.
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 English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - William III and Mary.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
William III of Orange was born at The Hague on 4th November, 1650.
He was the posthumous son of William II of Orange and of Mary Stuart, the eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France.
William III and Mary II formally promised to rule according to law and to be guided by Parliament.
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 William III of England Summary
William III (1650-1702), Prince of Orange, reigned as king of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 to 1702.
William fostered the Toleration Act of 1689 and the establishment of the Bank of England to fund the war debt in 1694.
William of Orange, the son of William II, Prince of Orange and Mary Stuart, was born in The Hague.
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 BBC - History - William III (of Orange) (1650-1702)
William was born on 4 November 1650 in The Hague, Netherlands.
In 1672, Louis XVI of France invaded the country and William was invited to be 'Stadtholder' of the Netherlands and its military commander.
William managed to hold the Grand Alliance together and in 1697, under the terms of the Treaty of Ryswick, Louis XIV surrendered much of the territory he had won by conquest and recognised William as England's king.
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 William III, Stadholder-King - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - National Museum for Art and History
William III of Orange was the son of William II, born shortly after his father's death.
Stadholderless Period (1650-1672)A series of bitter conflicts with Stadholder William II led the province of Holland to oppose the appointment of a successor after the latter's death in 1650.
The invading armies were repelled, due in part to William's military and diplomatic victories.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> William III, Prince of Orange, King of England
William was born at the Hague in 1650, the posthumous son of William II, who died a few days before he was born, and Mary Stuart, daughter of the late King Charles I of England, who had been deposed by English Parliamentarians.
William was thus an important figure in European politics from the day of his birth, since he not only inherited his Dutch titles, but was fourth in line to inherit the British throne should it be restored.
William III acceded to the British throne when the English ousted James II in the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688.
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 Who was Prince William III of Orange?
The story of King William III of Orange is one of religious differences, political maneuverings and of family conflict.
William was born November 1650, 2 weeks after his father, King William II of the Netherlands had died.
In 1683 Louis XIV of France once again seemed to be directly attacking William when the French king invaded the Province of Orange in France (a province ‘held’ for many years by the Dutch monarchs and thus derived the name ‘William of Orange’).
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 William III of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William of Orange, the son of William II, Prince of Orange and Mary Stuart, was born in The Hague, The Netherlands.
William II held the office of Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel.
William was especially close to his fellow Dutch countrymen and made little headway into his new dominions as a monarch, always something of an outsider to his British subjects.
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 William of Orange & the borders of Nord/Pas-de-Calais   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
William of Orange and the borders of Nord/Pas-de-Calais
Dutch prince William of Orange (1650-1702) spent his life fighting French king Louis XIV's plans to capture most of the crumbling Spanish empire in the Netherlands.
But William died in 1702, and the "War of the Spanish Succession" ended in 1713 with the French withdrawing to more-or-less the present borders, and Austria taking over what was left, apart from the Dutch republic.
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 William III of Orange (Pepys' Diary)
William III who was born in 1650 was the son of Mary, the eldest daughter of Charles I, and William II, the Stadtholder, who died shortly before his birth.
William’s fortunes changed in 1672 when De Witt, along with his brother were killed by a mob in The Hague for Dutch humiliation and practical annihilation at the hands of the French and English during the Second Dutch War of Charles II.
William never felt save on his throne and in 1696,Sir John Fenwick, was condemned to death by Bill of Attainder, although there was no evidence to indicate that he had plotted against the King’s life.
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 William of Orange - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
William of Orange see William the Silent ; William II, prince of Orange; William III, king of England.
Orange County Great Park Corporation Appoints Lieutenant Colonel William G. Kogerman USMC (ret.) to Serve on Great Park Board.
THE LEGEND OF QUEEN BILLY; Historian denies claims William of Orange was gay.(News)
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 Royal Genealogies Part 18
William accepted the Declaration of Rights passed by the Convention Parliament, which met on Jan. 22, 1689, and on February 13, William and Mary were proclaimed joint sovereigns of England.
In February 1702 William was riding at Hampton Court when his horse stumbled on a mole hill and threw him, breaking his collar bone.
NOTES: Frederick William's greatest accomplishment was in the internal development of Prussia.
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 William III, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland — FactMonster.com
William III, 1650–1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
William III, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Bibliography - Bibliography A standard source for William's time is the history of Gilbert Burnet.
William III, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Early Life - Early Life He was born at The Hague after his father's death, when the office of stadtholder was...
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 Royalty.nu - Royal History - The Stuarts - Queen Mary II and King William III
William and Mary became the new monarchs of the United Kingdom, reigning jointly.
Redefining William III: The Impact of the King-Stadholder in International Context edited by Esther Mijers and David Onnekink.
William III, The Stadholder-King: A Political Biography by Wouter Troost, translated by J. Grayson.
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