News orange county news rule of law: judge william law is retiring after 28 years on the bench courtesy of william law circuit judge william law is retiring. William was born in the hague in the netherlands he was an only child and never knew his father william ii who died of smallpox before his birth his mother was mary eldest daughter of charles i of england william was appointed stadtholder (chief magistrate) and captain-general of the dutch forces . Mary ii, born in 1662, was the daughter of james ii and anne hyde she was married to william of orange as a matter of charles ii's foreign policy she and william had no children mary died of smallpox in 1694 william iii (william of orange), born in 1650, was the son of william, prince of orange .  parliament chose wisely in placing william and mary upon the throne mary was a stuart, was still young and handsome, and was popular because of her good heart and pleasing manners william iii, on the other hand, was a foreigner, and had a distant manner, which held people off at arm's .
William iii (dutch: willem iii) was a sovereign prince of orange by birth from 1672 he governed as stadtholder william iii of orange (dutch: willem iii van oranje) over holland, zeeland, utrecht, guelders, and overijssel of the dutch republic. William of orange (1650–1702) and his wife mary ii (1662–1694), daughter of james ii, became king and queen of england in 1689 they were both protestants the pair had been invited to come from the netherlands, where william was the official head of state, to rescue england from the catholic rule of james ii. The dutch prince william of orange seized the throne of england with very little bloodshed tyranny of the king's arbitrary rule william had married mary, james .
William and mary facts king william iii (william of orange ) was dutch and married to james ii protestant daughter mary after james ii's son was born to his catholic wife and it was obvious the child would be raised catholic, english lords sent for william of orange to deliver england from the tyranny of james ii. Monarchy rules: a look at james ii had inherited his father’s titles of prince of orange and stadtholder of the dutch republic bringing to an end her joint rule with william her . William iii of orange was born at the hague on 4th november, 1650 he was the posthumous son of william ii of orange and of mary stuart, princess royal the eldest daughter of charles i and henrietta maria of france his grieving mother had given birth to him in a chamber draped with black mourning . William the silent: father of the netherlands introduction william of orange is to the citizens of the netherlands what george washington is to americans. Orange became the enemy of louis' expansionist policies and when he ousted his uncle/father-in-law james ii and became william iii of england he was the leader of the allied forces opposing louis .
William iii of orange was now william iii of england and ireland, and william ii of scotland the new monarchs could not rule with the same direct power as their predecessors. Over three hundred years ago two contenders for the english throne fought their way around ireland king james ii and king william of orange they fought the battle of the boyne which the orange marches of the 12th of july celebrate. Anthony claydon looks at the reign of william iii the dutch turned back to the orange family william was appointed both to the stadhouderships and to the command of the federal army .
Following britain’s bloodless glorious revolution, mary, the daughter of the deposed king, and william of orange, her husband, are proclaimed joint sovereigns of great britain under britain’s . Parliament asked william of orange, who was married to james' daughter mary, to take the throne she was a protestant william iii 1688 - 1702 and queen mary ii 1688 - 1694. William iii became king of great britain after the 1688 revolution william, along with his wife mary ii, was crowned on february 13 th 1689 after parliament had decreed that james ii had abdicated the throne and that william should succeed him.
The orange sash of the prussian order of the black eagle was in honour of the dutch dynasty of william the silent, since the order's founder, frederick i of prussia's mother, louise henrietta of nassau, was the granddaughter of william the silent. William i (of orange) emerged as the leader of the latter group, supported by the union of utrecht (january 23, 1579), and rallied the numerous provinces that opposed a return to spanish rule after a series of sieges, however, farnese made himself master of many.
It can be argued that mary ii would not agree to this unless her husband, william iii, was made co-regent, or that it was william that parliament wanted as the male ruler, not mary as a female one, but they went with both because having mary on the throne as well legitimized the rule of william. Maurice of nassau, prince of orange (dutch language: maurits van oranje ) (14 november 1567, dillenburg – 23 april 1625) was sovereign prince of orange from 1618, on the death of his eldest half brother, philip william, prince of orange, (1554–1618). William of orange or william iii was a sovereign prince of orange of the house of orange nassau by birth from 1672 he governed as stadtholder william iii of orange over holland, zeeland, utrecht, gelderland, and overijssel of the dutch republic. William i, prince of orange, also widely known as william the silent (dutch: willem de zwijger), or simply william of orange (dutch: willem van oranje), was the main leader of the dutch revolt against the spanish that set off the eighty years' war a.