1748, Mar 81806, Apr 9
the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic. He went into exile to London in 1795. He was the reigning Prince of Nassau-Orange until his death in 1806. In that capacity he was succeeded by his son William. William V assumed the position of stadtholder (chief executive) and Captain-General of the Dutch States Army in 1766. On 4 October 1767 in Berlin, Prince William married Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia, the daughter of Augustus William of Prussia, niece of Frederick the Great and a cousin of George III. He became an art collector and in 1774 his Galerij Prins Willem V was opened to the public.
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04/25/1747-Prince William V appointed viceroy of Zeeland 
05/16/1747-Prince William V sworn in as admiral-general of Netherlands 
06/05/1752-William V, Prince of Orange becomes the 568th Knight of the Order of the Garter  
03/08/1766-William V (18) becomes governor of the United Provinces 
10/04/1767-William V, Prince of Orange, marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina
09/20/1787-Prince William V returns to the Hague 
01/09/1793-Dutch Prince William V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery 
01/18/1795-Governor/viceroy William V flees Scheveningen to England 
02/07/1795-Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies 
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