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William III (14 November 1650 8 March 1702) was a sovereign Prince of Orange by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From 1689 he reigned as William III over England and Ireland, and as William II over Scotland. He is informally known in Northern Ireland and Scotland as "King Billy". A member of the House of Orange-Nassau, William won the English, Scottish and Irish crowns following the Glorious Revolution, in which his uncle and father-in-law James II was deposed. In England, Scotland and Ireland, William ruled jointly with his wife, Mary II, until her death on 28 December 1694.
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Jul 05 2009 21:14 GMT PaP67
princely indeed !
Jul 06 2009 03:32 GMT cdc PRO
great capture and presentation
Jul 06 2009 05:15 GMT sini
Great shot!:)
Jul 06 2009 08:25 GMT rock
wonderful pic and description!

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