William the Silent

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William I
Prince o Orange
William I, Prince of Orange by Adriaen Thomasz. Key Rijksmuseum Amsterdam SK-A-3148.jpg
William o Orange, Adriaen Thomasz Key, c.  1570–84
Prince o Orange
In office
1544–1584
Precedit bi René o Châlon
Succeedit bi Philip William, Prince o Orange
Stadtholder o Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland
Leader o the Dutch Revolt
In office
1559–1584
Stadtholder o Holland, Zeeland, an Utrecht
In office
1559 – 1567 (removed frae office efter flicht)
Monarch Philip II o Spain
Precedit bi Maximilian II o Burgundy
Succeedit bi Maximilien de Hénin-Liétard
Stadtholder o Holland, Zeeland, an Utrecht (reinstatit bi States General)
In office
1572 – 1584 (assassination)
Precedit bi Maximilien de Hénin-Liétard
Succeedit bi Holland & Zeeland: Maurice o Orange
Utrecht: Adolf van Nieuwenaar
Republican Stadtholder o Friesland
In office
1580 – 1584 (assassination)
Succeedit bi William Louis
Personal details
Born 24 Aprile 1533(1533-04-24)
Dillenburg, Nassau, Haly Roman Empire
Dee'd 10 Julie 1584(1584-07-10) (aged 51)
Delft, Holland, Haly Roman Empire
Spoose(s) Anna o Egmond (1551–58)
Anna o Saxony (1561–71)
Charlotte o Bourbon (1575–82)
Louise de Coligny (1583-84)
Bairns 16
Religion Lutheran (1533–44)
Catholic (1544–73)
Calvinist (1573–84)

William I, Prince o Orange (24 Aprile 1533 – 10 Julie 1584), an aa widely kent as William the Silent or William the Taciturn (translatit frae Dutch: Willem de Zwijger),[1][2] or mair commonly kent as William o Orange (Dutch: Willem van Oranje), wis the main leader o the Dutch revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Aichty Years' War an resultit in the formal unthirldom o the Unitit Provinces in 1648.

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  1. "Willian The Taciturn"L.Abelous, translated by J.P. Lacroix, Nelson&Phillips of NewYork, 1872. library of congress [1] catalogued with subject "William I, Prince of Orange (1534-1584)
  2. John Whitehead Historian, Oxford, Oriel College, weblog page about William I Once I was a clever boy