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William III

(William III of Orange) 1650–1702, stadholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1672–1702; king of England 1689–1702, joint ruler with his wife, Mary II.
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William III
known as William of Orange. 1650--1702, stadholder of the Netherlands (1672--1702) and king of Great Britain and Ireland (1689--1702). He was invited by opponents of James II to accept the British throne (1688) and ruled jointly with his wife Mary II (James' daughter) until her death in 1694

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