William II of the Netherlands

1792 - 1849

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William II (Willem Frederik George Lodewijk, anglicized as William Frederick George Louis; 6 December 1792 – 17 March 1849) was King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg. William II was the son of William I and Wilhelmine of Prussia. When his father, who up to that time ruled as sovereign prince, proclaimed himself king in 1815, he became Prince of Orange as heir apparent of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William II of the Netherlands has received more than 1,031,189 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). William II of the Netherlands is the 1,166th most popular politician (up from 1,184th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 40th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Dutch Politician.

William II of the Netherlands is most famous for his reign as king of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948. He was also the Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1849 to 1890, and King of the Belgians from 1831 to 1839.

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Among politicians, William II of the Netherlands ranks 1,166 out of 15,710Before him are Andrei Zhdanov, Cnut the Great, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, Martti Ahtisaari, Ptolemy V Epiphanes, and Takeda Shingen. After him are Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Justin II, Afonso V of Portugal, Asa of Judah, Eric XIV of Sweden, and Camille Desmoulins.

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Among people born in 1792, William II of the Netherlands ranks 7Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Pope Pius IX, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Nikolai Lobachevsky, John Herschel, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis. After him are Karl Ernst von Baer, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Johan August Arfwedson, and William, Duke of Nassau. Among people deceased in 1849, William II of the Netherlands ranks 8Before him are Edgar Allan Poe, James K. Polk, Hokusai, Johann Strauss I, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, and Anne Brontë. After him are Sándor Petőfi, France Prešeren, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Heonjong of Joseon, and Juliette Récamier.

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Among people born in Netherlands, William II of the Netherlands ranks 39 out of 1,209Before him are Michiel de Ruyter (1607), André Rieu (1949), Jan Steen (1626), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Theo van Gogh (1857), and Willebrord Snellius (1580). After him are Ronald Koeman (1963), Peter Debye (1884), Theo van Doesburg (1883), Thomas Bernhard (1931), Max Euwe (1901), and Johan de Witt (1625).

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