William II, Prince of Orange

1626 - 1650

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William II (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 620,631 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). William II, Prince of Orange is the 1,500th most popular politician (up from 1,659th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 64th in 2019) and the 9th 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 1,500 out of 15,710Before him are Giulio Andreotti, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Hafizullah Amin, Lee Teng-hui, René of Anjou, and Ahmet Necdet Sezer. After him are Tabaré Vázquez, Agathocles of Syracuse, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, Tvrtko I of Bosnia, Phryne, and Romanos III Argyros.

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Among people born in 1626, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 5Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden, Sabbatai Zevi, Richard Cromwell, and Jan Steen. 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 2Before him is René Descartes. After him are Dorgon, Tukaram, Matthäus Merian, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Christoph Scheiner, Catalina de Erauso, Bernhardus Varenius, Jean Rotrou, and Claude Favre de Vaugelas.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 59 out of 1,209Before him are Frank Rijkaard (1962), Guus Hiddink (1946), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Gerrit Rietveld (1888), Simon van der Meer (1925), and Jan Oort (1900). After him are Jan Tinbergen (1903), Geert Hofstede (1928), Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Sophia of Hanover (1630), and Christiaan Eijkman (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, William II, Prince of Orange ranks 9Before him are Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), William I of the Netherlands (1772), William II of the Netherlands (1792), and Johan de Witt (1625). After him are William V, Prince of Orange (1748), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), Marinus van der Lubbe (1909), William II of Holland (1228), and Mark Rutte (1967).