1792, Dec 61849, Mar 17
King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg. William II was the son of William I and Wilhelmine of Prussia. When his father, who up to that time ruled as sovereign prince, proclaimed himself king in 1815, he became Prince of Orange as heir apparent of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. With the abdication of his father on 7 October 1840, William II became king. During his reign, the Netherlands became a parliamentary democracy with the new constitution of 1848.
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02/21/1816-Russian grand-duchess Anna Pavlovna marries the Prince of Orange -- the future Dutch King William II of the Netherlands
01/20/1840-Dutch King William II of the Netherlands is crowned 
12/29/1841-King of the Netherlands/Grand Duke of Luxembourg William II of the Netherlands installs the Order of the Oak Crown
09/10/1845-King William II of the Netherlands opens Amsterdam Stock exchange 
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