William II of the Netherlands

King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1840 to 1849


William II of the Netherlands (Willem Frederik George Lodewijk van Oranje-Nassau; 6 December 17927 March/17 March 1849) was King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg from 7 October 1840 until his death.

William II
Portrait by Nicolaas Pieneman, c. 1849
Reign7 October 1840 – 17 March 1849
Inauguration28 November 1840
PredecessorWilliam I
SuccessorWilliam III
Born(1792-12-06)6 December 1792
Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Dutch Republic
Died17 March 1849(1849-03-17) (aged 56)
Tilburg, Netherlands
Spouse
(m. 1816)
Issue
HouseOrange-Nassau
FatherWilliam I of the Netherlands
MotherWilhelmine of Prussia
ReligionDutch Reformed Church
SignatureWilliam II's signature
Military service
Battles/wars

He was the father of William III of the Netherlands and grandfather of Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.