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William III of England
William III of England
Birth 4th Fogmonth 1650
Death 8th Miremonth 1702
Wife Mary II of England
Kingship

- (First of Orange) 4 Fogmonth 1650 - 8 Miremonth 1702

- (Steadholder of Holland, Sealand, Utrecht, Guelders and Overjissel) 4 Meadowmonth 1672 - 8 Miremonth 1702

- (King of England, Scotland and Ireland) 1689 - 8 Miremonth 1702 (with Mary II as fellow-allthing)

Erverike Orange-Nassau
Forecomer William II (in the Netherlandish Ledewealth)
James II (in England, Scotland and Ireland)
Afterfollower John William Friso (in the Netherlandish Ledewealth)
Anne (in England, Scotland and Ireland

William III (Netherlandish: Willem; 4 Fogmonth 1650 - 8 Miremonth 1702), also broadly known as William of Orange, was selfstanding First of Orange from birth, Steadholder of Holland, Sealand, Utrecht, Guelders and Overjissel in the Netherlandish Ledewealth from the 1670s and King of England, Ireland and Scotland from 1689 until his death. As King of Scotland, he is known as William II. He is sometimes unreevely known as King Billy in Scotland and Northern Ireland, where his win at the Clash of the Boyne in 1690 is still minded by Foroningers and Ulster-stalwarts.

William was the only child of William II, First of Orange, who died a week before his birth, and Mary, Firstine of Orange, the daughter of King Carl I of England. In 1677, during the kingship of his eme King Carl II of England, he married his mether Mary, the fifteen-year-old daughter of the King's brother James, Heretog of Everwick. A Gainsayer, he leapt in with sundry wyes against the mighty Lewis XIV of Frankric, in a block with Gainsayer and Broad-Church mights in Eveland. Many Gainsayers hailed him as a heleth of their belief. In 1685, his Broad-Church eme and swairfather became King of England, Scotland and Ireland. James's kingship was unfolkly with the Gainsayer morehood in Briten, who feared the edquckening of Broad-Churchdom. Backed up by a band of lawmootish and ghostly leaders who held sway, William overran England in what is known as the Bloodless Overthrowing. On 5th Fogmonth 1688, he landed at the south-western English port of Brixham. Shortly afterwards, James was overthrown.

William's mark as a strong Gainsayer let him and his wife to take might. Throughout the early years of his kingship, he was busy in the outlands in the Nine Years' Wye (1688-97). Mary died on 28th Yulemonth 1694. In 1696, the James-Stalwarts flunked at plotting to kill William and get his swairfather back to the kingseat. William's lack of children and the death in 1700 of his swairsister Anne's last living child First William, Heretog of Gloucester threatened Gainsayer afterfollowing. The plight was stayed by getting far-flung kinsmen, the Gainsayer Highoverers, in line. Upon his death in 1702, the King was followed in Briten by Anne and as sterling First of Orange by his fether, John William Friso.

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