William II, Prince of Orange

1626 - 1650

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William II (Dutch: Willem II van Oranje-Nassau; 27 May 1626 – 6 November 1650) was sovereign Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, Overijssel and Groningen in the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 14 March 1647 until his death three years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William II, Prince of Orange has received more than 940,077 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). William II, Prince of Orange is the 1,603rd most popular politician (up from 1,635th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 57th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Dutch Politician.

William II, Prince of Orange, is most famous for being the son of William I, Prince of Orange, and for being the father of William III, King of England.

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Among politicians, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 1,603 out of 19,576Before him are Elsa Einstein, Lazar Kaganovich, Baasha of Israel, Mentuhotep II, David Duke, and Juho Kusti Paasikivi. After him are Hans Fritzsche, Paul Biya, Albert II, Duke of Austria, Constantius III, Louis the Child, and Hostilian.

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Among people born in 1626, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 5Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden, Sabbatai Zevi, Jan Steen, and Richard Cromwell. After him are Francesco Redi, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, Giovanni Legrenzi, Louis Couperin, Bada Shanren, and John Aubrey. Among people deceased in 1650, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 3Before him are René Descartes, and Dorgon. After him are Tukaram, Christoph Scheiner, Matthäus Merian, Bernhardus Varenius, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Cristóvão Ferreira, Catalina de Erauso, Hanzade Sultan, and Jean Rotrou.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 56 out of 1,646Before him are Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Rem Koolhaas (1944), Frits Zernike (1888), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Theo van Doesburg (1883), and Michiel de Ruyter (1607). After him are Sylvia Kristel (1952), Paul J. Crutzen (1933), Han van Meegeren (1889), Frederick de Houtman (1571), Jan Tinbergen (1903), and Pieter de Hooch (1629).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 8Before him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), William I of the Netherlands (1772), William III of England (1650), and William II of the Netherlands (1792). After him are Johan de Witt (1625), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), Dries van Agt (1931), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), and Geert Wilders (1963).