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1772, Aug 241843, Dec 12
a Prince of Orange and the first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. After the National Convention of the French First Republic had declared war on the stadtholder of the Dutch Republic in February 1793, William was appointed commander-in-chief of the veldleger (mobile army) of the States Army (his father remained the nominal head of the armed forces).
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10/01/1791-Dutch prince William I of the Netherlands marries his niece, princess Friederike Luise Wilhelmine of Prussia
08/01/1814-Belgium King William I of the Netherlands accept blame in Southern defeat 
03/16/1815- William I of the Netherlands proclaimed king, including Belgium 
09/21/1815-King William I of the Netherlands takes oath in Brussels 
09/29/1815-King William I of the Netherlands forms the Order of the Netherlands Lion
10/26/1822-King William I of the Netherlands obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language 
06/16/1823-King William I of the Netherlands opens shipyard at Rotterdam-Antwerp 
08/14/1825-Dutch King William I of the Netherlands throws foreign students out 
08/17/1827-Dutch King William I of the Netherlands and Pope Leo XII sign concord 
01/08/1830-Dutch King William I of the Netherlands fires him displeasing parliament members [ed who?] 
10/05/1830-King William I of the Netherlands mobilizes Dutch army 
10/07/1840- William I of the Netherlands resigns as king of the Netherlands
02/17/1841-Dutch ex-king William I of the Netherlands marries Henriette d'Oultremont de Wegimont
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