william iii, byname william of orange, also called william henry, prince of orange, dutch willem hendrik, prins van oranje, (born november 14 [november 4, old style], 1650, the hague, netherlands—died march 19 [march 8], 1702, london, england), stadholder of the united provinces of the netherlands as william iii (1672–1702) and king of england, …
From 1689 he reigned as William III over England and Ireland, and is known as King William II of Scotland. After 1706, he governed as Stadtholder in Artois, Hainault, Flanders, Luxemburg, Calais, Cambrai and Walloon-Flanders.
William was the only child of William II, Prince of Orange, and Mary, Princess Royal, the daughter of Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland. His father died a week before his birth, making William III the Prince of Orange from birth.
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.
Residences, Art and History Events and Ceremonies Platinum Jubilee Working for us 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.
William III (baptized William Henry) was born on November 4, 1650 in Binnenhof Palace, The Hague, Netherlands. On January 21, 1651, he was christened at the Grote Kerk in Haarlem. William was the only child of stadtholder William II, Prince of Orange, and Mary, Princess Royal. Eight days before he was born, his father died of smallpox.