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William II, Prince of Orange

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William II
William II, Prince of Orange (1651)
by Gerard van Honthorst
Prince of Orange
Reign14 March 1647 – 6 November 1650
PredecessorFrederick Henry
SuccessorWilliam III
Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel
Reign14 March 1647 – 6 November 1650
PredecessorFrederick Henry
SuccessorWilliam III
Stadtholder of Groningen
Reign14 March 1647 – 6 November 1650
PredecessorFrederick Henry
SuccessorWilliam Frederick
Born(1626-05-27)27 May 1626
The Hague, Dutch Republic
Died6 November 1650(1650-11-06) (aged 24)
The Hague, Dutch Republic
Burial8 March 1651
Spouse[1]
IssueWilliam III
HouseOrange-Nassau
FatherFrederick Henry, Prince of Orange
MotherAmalia of Solms-Braunfels
ReligionCalvinism

William II (27 May 1626 – 6 November 1650) was sovereign Prince of Orange and Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, Overijssel and Groningen in the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 14 March 1647 until his death three years later.[1] His only child, William III, reigned as King of England, Ireland, and Scotland.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "William II (prince of Orange), Encyclopedia Britannica". www.britannica.com. 2022-05-23. Retrieved 2022-08-16.