William III of the Netherlands

King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817–1890)

William III of the Netherlands (Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk, anglicised: William Alexander Paul Frederick Louis of Orange-Nassau; 19 February 1817 – 23 November 1890) was from 1849 King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg until his death. He was married to Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont. He was the father of Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and the grandfather of Juliana of the Netherlands. He is also the great-grandfather of Beatrix of the Netherlands, who is the mother of the current king of The Netherlands, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

William III
Photograph by Maria Hille, c. 1887
King of the Netherlands
Reign17 March 1849 – 23 November 1890
Inauguration12 May 1849
PredecessorWilliam II
SuccessorWilhelmina
Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Reign17 March 1849 – 23 November 1890
PredecessorWilliam II
SuccessorAdolphe
Duke of Limburg
Reign17 March 1849 – 23 August 1866
PredecessorWilliam II
Born(1817-02-19)19 February 1817
Palace of the Nation, Brussels, United Kingdom of the Netherlands
Died23 November 1890(1890-11-23) (aged 73)
Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Burial4 December 1890
Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, Netherlands
Spouse
Issue
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Full name
Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk
HouseOrange-Nassau
FatherWilliam II of the Netherlands
MotherAnna Pavlovna of Russia
ReligionDutch Reformed Church

Other websites

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  • Edmundson, George (1911). "William III., King of the Netherlands" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 28 (11th ed.). p. 670.
  •   Media related to William III of the Netherlands at Wikimedia Commons
William III of the Netherlands
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 19 February 1817 Died: 23 November 1890
Regnal titles
Preceded by
William II
King of the Netherlands
1849–1890
Succeeded by
Wilhelmina
Grand Duke of Luxembourg
1849–1890
Succeeded by
Adolphe
Duke of Limburg
1849–1866
Abolition
Dutch royalty
Preceded by
William
later became King William II
Prince of Orange
1840–1849
Succeeded by
William