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. In what became known as the "Glorious Revolution", on 5 November 1688, William invaded England in an action that ...
10/11/2021 · William III, stadholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1672–1702) and king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–1702), reigning jointly with Queen Mary II (until her death in 1694). He directed the European opposition to Louis XIV and, in Britain, secured the triumph of Protestantism.
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 (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.