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William III of England

1650 - 1702

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William III (William Henry; Dutch: Willem Hendrik; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702), also widely known as William of Orange, was the sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from the 1670s, and King of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702. As King of Scotland, he is known as William II. He is sometimes informally known as "King Billy" in Ireland and Scotland. His victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is commemorated by Unionists, who display orange colours in his honour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William III of England has received more than 9,720,660 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). William III of England is the 439th most popular politician (down from 401st in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 20th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Politician.

William III of England is most famous for his victory over the French at the Battle of the Boyne.

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Among politicians, William III of England ranks 439 out of 15,577Before him are Menes, Menkaure, Horemheb, Moon Jae-in, James II of England, and António Guterres. After him are Louis VII of France, Ali Khamenei, Feodor I of Russia, Clara Zetkin, Emperor Gaozu of Han, and George I of Great Britain.

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Among people born in 1650, William III of England ranks 1After him are John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Thomas Savery, Ahmad Khani, Jean Bart, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Vincenzo Coronelli, Frederick Casimir Kettler, Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark, Joachim Neander, Nell Gwyn, and Robert de Visée. Among people deceased in 1702, William III of England ranks 1After him are Philippe, Chevalier de Lorraine, Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Jean Bart, Olaus Rudbeck, Zeb-un-Nissa, Amcazade Köprülü Hüseyin Pasha, and Georg Eberhard Rumphius.

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Among people born in Netherlands, William III of England ranks 19 out of 1,427Before him are Mata Hari (1876), Abel Tasman (1603), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), and M. C. Escher (1898). After him are Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Willem Barentsz (1550), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), and Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880).

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