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1711, Sep 11711-17511751, Oct 22
the first hereditary Stadtholder of all the United Provinces. He was born six weeks after the death of his father. William succeeded his father as Stadtholder of Friesland and also, under the regency of his mother until 1731, as Stadtholder of Groningen. In 1722 he was elected Stadtholder of Guelders.
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03/17/1722-William IV of Orange appointed mayor of Drente 
11/02/1722-William IV of Orange (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland 
09/16/1729-William IV of Orange installed as viceroy of Groningen 
10/12/1729-William IV of Orange installed as viceroy of Gelderland 
03/16/1730-William IV of Orange installed as viceroy of Drenthe 
09/03/1731-William IV of Orange installed as viceroy of Friesland 
03/24/1734-Netherlands' William IV of Orange marries princess Anne of Hanover 
12/13/1742-William IV of Orange tests his mother's potatoes 
05/04/1747-William IV of Orange appointed Hereditary Stattholder of the United Provinces (Netherlands)
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Bernardus Accama
...Friesland. He worked for and executed commissions for William IV of Orange. However much of his work was lost during the Revolution...
Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau
a Dutch regent. She was the daughter of William IV of Orange, Stadtholder of the Netherlands, and Anne, Princess Royal. She was regent...
Etta Palm d'Aelders
...Grovestins, a former equerry to the widow of Stadtholder William IV of Orange, who became her lover, and introduced her in...
Vincent La Chapelle
...Phillip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield, to William IV of Orange, to John V of Portugal then to Madame de Pompadour,...
Daniel Raap
...office, and the appointment of the Frisian stadtholder William IV of Orange, in all provinces to this dignity, that should...
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William IV of Orange1711, Sep 11711
 
17511751, Oct 22

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 an American merchant, planter, and politician. He was the son of Col. Edmund and Dorothy Flynt Qu...
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James De Lancey [1]1703, Nov 271725
 
17601760, Jul 30
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17801780, Nov 29
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17811781, Feb 23
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Thomas Gage [2]1718/19, Mar 101741
 
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17861803, Jun 24
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17901790, Apr 9
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17901790, Oct 19
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17901795, May 19
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