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William II of the Netherlands

1792 - 1849

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William II (Dutch: 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 1,408,324 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). William II of the Netherlands is the 1,127th most popular politician (up from 1,165th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 39th 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 1,127 out of 15,577Before him are Vidkun Quisling, Ilham Aliyev, Wang Mang, Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Idris of Libya, and Albert II of Germany. After him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Ahmed Ben Bella, Valentinian II, and Zaynab bint Jahsh.

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Among people born in 1792, William II of the Netherlands ranks 6Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Pope Pius IX, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, and Nikolai Lobachevsky. After him are John Herschel, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Karl Ernst von Baer, Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. Among people deceased in 1849, William II of the Netherlands ranks 7Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, James K. Polk, Hokusai, Johann Strauss I, and Muhammad Ali of Egypt. After him are Anne Brontë, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Heonjong of Joseon, and France Prešeren.

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Among people born in Netherlands, William II of the Netherlands ranks 37 out of 1,427Before him are Peter Debye (1884), Johan Huizinga (1872), Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jan Steen (1626), Rinus Michels (1928), and Michiel de Ruyter (1607). After him are Guus Hiddink (1946), Louis van Gaal (1951), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Marco van Basten (1964), and Thomas Bernhard (1931).

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