William III of England

1650 - 1702

Photo of William III of England

Icon of person William III of England

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 7,977,183 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). William III of England is the 401st most popular politician (up from 487th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 25th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of William III of Englands by language


Among politicians, William III of England ranks 401 out of 15,710Before him are Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Theodoric the Great, Galerius, Leopold I of Belgium, Miklós Horthy, and Orhan. After him are Radovan Karadžić, Moctezuma II, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Rüstem Pasha, Charles I of England, and Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


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

Others Born in 1650

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1702

Go to all Rankings

In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, William III of England ranks 20 out of 1,209Before him are Pope Adrian VI (1459), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Abel Tasman (1603), and M. C. Escher (1898). After him are Willem Barentsz (1550), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands