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William I

noun
1.
("the Conqueror") 1027โ€“87, duke of Normandy 1035โ€“87; king of England 1066โ€“87 (son of Robert I, duke of Normandy).
2.
Also, Willem I. (William I of Orange"the Silent") 1533โ€“84, Dutch leader, statesman, and revolutionary leader born in Germany: prince of Orange 1544โ€“84; count of Nassau 1559โ€“84; 1st stadholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1578โ€“84.
3.
Also, Wilhelm I. (Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig) 1797โ€“1888, King of Prussia 1861โ€“88; emperor of Germany 1871โ€“88 (brother of Frederick William IV).
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William I

noun
1.
known as William the Conqueror. ?1027โ€“1087, duke of Normandy (1035โ€“87) and king of England (1066โ€“87). He claimed to have been promised the English crown by Edward the Confessor, after whose death he disputed the succession of Harold II, invading England in 1066 and defeating Harold at Hastings. The conquest of England resulted in the introduction to England of many Norman customs, esp feudalism. In 1085 he ordered the Domesday Book to be compiled
2.
known as William the Bad. 1120โ€“66, Norman king of Sicily (1154โ€“66)
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known as William the Silent. 1533โ€“84, prince of Orange and count of Nassau: led the revolt of the Netherlands against Spain (1568โ€“76) and became first stadholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1579โ€“84); assassinated
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1772โ€“1843, king of the Netherlands (1815โ€“40): abdicated in favour of his son William II
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German name Wilhelm I. 1797โ€“1888, king of Prussia (1861โ€“88) and first emperor of Germany (1871โ€“88)
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