Grandfather of William of Orange

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Who was the Grandfather of William of Orange?.

William of Orange was a grandson of Charles I of England, and a nephew to Charles II of England.


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William was born on 4th November 1650, in the Hague, Netherlands, the only child of William II, Prince of Orange and his wife Mary, who was the eldest daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland.

William married Mary (daughter of the future King James II & VII) and who later became Mary II of England and Scotland.

A Dutchman by birth, part of the House of Orange, he would later reign as King of England, Scotland and Ireland until his death in 1702.

William was declared King by the Parliament of England on 13 February 1689, as William III of England, and by the Parliament of Scotland on 11 April 1689, as William II of Scotland.
William and Mary co-ruled until she died on 28 December 1694.
William continued to rule alone until his death on 8th March 1702.

William of Orange was an important Protestant figurehead in Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Orange order is named after him.


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From: www.britannica.com
Mary II, (born April 30, 1662, London—died Dec. 28, 1694, London), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–94) and wife of King William III. As the daughter of King James II, she made it possible for her Dutch husband to become co-ruler of England after he had overthrown James’s government.

William of Orange Parents:

Father: William II, Prince of Orange (son to Frederick Henry the sovereign Prince of Orange)
Mother: Mary, Princess Royal (eldest daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland)

William of Orange GrandParents:

Frederick Henry the sovereign Prince of Orange and
Amalia of Solms-Braunfels.
King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland and
Henrietta Maria of France.

 


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