William III was the sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic, and King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 to 1702. He ruled Britain and Ireland alongside his wife Mary II, and is known as William II. He fought against the Catholic French and his Catholic uncle James II, and was supported by Protestant allies.
William III was the stadholder of the Netherlands and the king of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 to 1702, when he died. He ruled with his wife Mary II and directed the European opposition to Louis XIV and the Protestant triumph in Britain.
William III of England (also William II of Scotland, r. 1689-1702) became king of England, Scotland, and Ireland after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Protestant William, Prince of Orange, was invited to rule jointly with his wife Mary II of England (1689-1694), daughter of the deposed James II of England (1685-1688), who was Catholic.
William III - Dutch Stadholder, Glorious Revolution, Protestantism: In November 1677 William had married his cousin Mary, daughter of James, duke of York (later King James II of England). William himself stood fourth in the English succession, and this marriage with the heiress presumptive gave him added importance in England, though during ...
William III and II (4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was King of England and Ireland from 13 February 1689 (as William III) and he was king of Scotland from 11 April 1689 (as William II). He remained king until his death on 8 March 1702. William was born in the Netherlands as Prince William Henry of Orange. His mother was Mary Stuart.
William III was a Dutch-born king who saved Britain and Ireland from French hegemony in the 17th century. He fought against Louis XIV of France in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, and allied with Spain and Austria to form a European confederacy against France. He also ruled as a Protestant monarch who favoured the Stuart succession and the Protestant cause.
A history of William III (of Orange), married to Mary II. William became King of England, ruling jointly with his wife, in the 'Glorious Revolution' and led his...
William III (r. 1689-1702) and Mary II (r. 1689-1694) In 1689 Parliament declared that James had abdicated by deserting his kingdom. William (reigned 1689-1702) and Mary (reigned 1689-94) were offered the throne as joint monarchs. They accepted a Declaration of Rights (later a Bill), drawn up by a Convention of Parliament, which limited the ...
William III, Dutch Willem Hendrik, (born Nov. 14, 1650, The Hague, United Provinces of the Netherlands—died March 19, 1702, London, Eng.), Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1672–1702) and king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–1702).