1650, Nov 41689-17021702, Mar 8
sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672, and King of England (and Supreme Governor of the Church of England), Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 until his death. William's reputation as a strong Protestant enabled him to take the British crowns when many were fearful of a revival of Catholicism under James.
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 Timeline (47)
10/15/1654-Prince William III appointed viceroy of Overijssel 
10/01/1657-Treaty of Raalte: William III no longer viceroy of Overijssel
02/07/1668-Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of Francois Francœur's Ballet of Peace 
07/09/1672-William III of England inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand 
09/06/1672-William III's troops reconquer Naarden on France 
09/12/1673-Prince William III occupies Naarden 
11/12/1673-Siege of Bonn ends, Dutch troops under William III occupy the city
08/11/1674-First Battle of Seneffe ( vs Louis de Bourbon[2])
10/26/1674-Prince William III occupies Grave 
02/21/1675-Prince William III appointed viceroy of Gelderland 
03/02/1675-Prince William III installed as governor of Overijssel 
04/11/1677-Battle of Cassel, French troops beat Dutch Prince William III
11/04/1677-Prince William III of England marries his first-cousin, English princess Mary II
08/14/1678-The Battle of Saint-Denis begins - French repulse William III
06/30/1688-Whig-Lords questions prince William III on Protestantism 
10/01/1688-Prince William III accepts the invitation of the English crown to occupy 
11/11/1688-Prince William III's invasion fleet sails to England 
11/15/1688-Prince William III's army lands at Torbay England 
11/24/1688-General strategist John Churchill  meets William III 
12/04/1688-General strategist John Churchill joins with William III 
12/20/1688-Prince William III's troops pull into London 
01/22/1689-Prince William III calls English parliament together 
02/13/1689-Dutch prince William III and wife Mary II proclaimed joint sovereigns of Britain
02/14/1689-English parliament places Mary II/Prince William III on the throne 
03/14/1689-Scotland dismisses William III and Mary II as king and queen 
04/11/1689-William III and Mary II crowned as joint rulers of Britain
05/09/1689-English King William III declares war on France 
06/11/1690-English king William III departs for Ireland 
06/14/1690-King William III's army lands at Carrickfergus, Ireland
07/01/1690-Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland
07/1/1690-Battle of the Boyne -- William III of Orange beats Irish Jacobite forces under King James II
09/06/1690-King William III escapes back to England 
01/18/1691-English king William III travels to The Hague 
07/12/1691-Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
02/13/1692-MacDonald clan murdered on orders of King William III 
07/24/1692-French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein) 
05/12/1695-English king William III departs to Netherlands 
08/04/1695-French garrison of surrenders to William III 
09/01/1695-Dutch/English army under king William III occupies Names 
09/04/1695-French garrison of castle Names surrenders for William III 
10/10/1695-King William III escapes South Netherlands, back to England 
03/07/1696-English king William III departs Netherlands 
08/13/1696-State of Drenthe accredits William III as mayor 
05/24/1697-English king William III travels through northern Europe 
03/08/1702-James II's daughter, Queen Anne Stuart, becomes Queen of England upon the death of King William III
05/12/1849-William Alexander Paul Frederick Louis crowned king William III in Amsterdam
04/26/1853-Dutch King William III disbands second Chamber 
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 Mentions (17)
Amalia of Solms-Braunfels
...regency council during the minority of her grandson William III, Prince of Orange from 1650 until 1672. She was the...
John Bancks
...including works on the lives of Jesus, Oliver Cromwell and William III.
Richard Blackmore
...Revolution, and Prince Arthur was a celebration of William III.
Hans Bontemantel
...regenten dismissed on 10 September 1672 by stadthouder William III of Orange, at the same time as the dismissal of...
Gilbert Burnet, and was one of the few close friends in whom King William III confided.
John Cheere
...1732. Among his works were a gilt equestrian statue of William III in St James's Square, London, made in 1739, and...
Caius Gabriel Cibber
...Cibber. He was appointed "carver to the king's closet" by William III. Many of his works were, or are, on public...
Anthonie Heinsius
...Spanish Succession (1701–14). After the death of William III in 1702, Heinsius' hold on the States General diminished,...
Constantijn Huygens Jr.
...Besides he was an amateur draughtsman of landscapes. When William III of England became stadtholder in 1672 Constantijn...
Godfrey Kneller
...the Kit-Cat Club; and ten "beauties" of the court of William III, to match a similar series of ten beauties of the...
Kurt Christoph von Konigsmarck
...Bremen-Verden and commander of Stade. He served the stadthouder William III of Orange in Bodegraven during the Rampjaar....
Queen Mary II
     ***** no match in text
Maurits Post
...Zuilenstein. He became the architect for Stadtholder William III of Orange from 1672 until his own early death in...
Godfried Schalcken
...painted several portraits, of which the half-length of William III of England, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam,...
James Francis Edward Stuart
     ***** no match in text
Albertus van Beest
...following years he made with Prince Henry, brother of King William III, some long trips with the Navy to the Mediterranean...
William II of Orange
...child, also named William, would go on to reign as William III of England and Ireland, as well as William II in Scotland....
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 a Bohemian Talmudist (Talmudforscher). when the office of chief rabbi of Prague became vacant abo...
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