William I of the Netherlands

1772 - 1843

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William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange, the King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. He was the son of the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, who went into exile to London in 1795 because of the Batavian Revolution. As compensation for the loss of all his father's possessions in the Low Countries, an agreement was concluded between France and Prussia in which William was appointed ruler of the newly created Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda in 1803; this was however short-lived and in 1806 he was deposed by Napoleon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William I of the Netherlands has received more than 1,217,924 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). William I of the Netherlands is the 764th most popular politician (down from 763rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 30th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Politician.

William I of the Netherlands is most famous for being the first king of the Netherlands. He was also the head of the House of Orange-Nassau.

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Among politicians, William I of the Netherlands ranks 764 out of 15,577Before him are Taejong of Joseon, Conrad III of Germany, Andrew Jackson, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, John I of France, and Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Geta, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, Alexandra of Denmark, Antiochus III the Great, Vasili IV of Russia, and Merovech.

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Among people born in 1772, William I of the Netherlands ranks 4Before him are David Ricardo, Novalis, and Charles Fourier. After him are Friedrich Schlegel, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Ram Mohan Roy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Nachman of Breslov, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien. Among people deceased in 1843, William I of the Netherlands ranks 2Before him is Friedrich Hölderlin. After him are Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Samuel Hahnemann, Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Joseph Lanner, Marie Anne Lenormand, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Sequoyah, Peter Wittgenstein, and Charles Macintosh.

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Among people born in Netherlands, William I of the Netherlands ranks 29 out of 1,427Before him are Willem Barentsz (1550), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), and Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165). After him are Rutger Hauer (1944), Peter Debye (1884), Johan Huizinga (1872), Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jan Steen (1626), and Rinus Michels (1928).

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