William II of the Netherlands

William II of the Netherlands

Birth
Den Haag Centrum, Den Haag Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death 17 Mar 1849 (aged 56)
Tilburg, Tilburg Municipality, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Burial Delft, Delft Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Plot Vault of the Dutch Royal Family
Memorial ID 10296 · View Source
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Netherlands Monarch, British Army General. He reigned as King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Duke of Limburg from his cornonation on October 7, 1840 until his death on March 17, 1849. His family had fled to Great Britain in 1795 when French and German forces invaded his nation. He grew up in England, joined the British Army and served as aide-de-camp to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular Wars against French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. He eventually rose to full-rank General and Corp commander in the Allied forces against Napoleon, and commanded a corps during the June 1815 Battle of Waterloo. When his father, King William I, abdicated the Netherlands throne in October 1840, William II succeeded him. His relatively short reign was marked by the turmoil of the populist revolutions that spread through Europe, and his ruling in a more progressive and liberal agenda in response to the revolutions.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10296
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William II of the Netherlands (6 Dec 1792–17 Mar 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10296, citing Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), Delft, Delft Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands ; Maintained by Find A Grave .