The Royal Collection: Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584-1647), Gerrit van Honthorst, 1631

The Royal Collection: Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584-1647), Gerrit van Honthorst, 1631

William of Orange, ancestor of today's Dutch royal family, waged war against Spain that concluded in unification of provinces of Netherlands and Holland. Look at his hands, you don't see such everyday! And he is widely known as the Silent. What's not to like about handsome, successful man in Outer World with rich Inner World, hmm? :)

William of Orange, ancestor of today's Dutch royal family, waged war against Spain that concluded in unification of provinces of Netherlands and Holland. Look at his hands, you don't see such everyday! And he is widely known as the Silent. What's not to like about handsome, successful man in Outer World with rich Inner World, hmm? :)

William II, Prince of Orange (eventually King of England) (1626-1650), and his wife Princess/Queen of England, Mary Stuart  (Mary II) (1631-1660), The two were cousins - he was 10 years older than she. Troubled by asthma, he was a small & sickly person all of his life. by Anthony van Dyck, 1641. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

William II, Prince of Orange (eventually King of England) (1626-1650), and his wife Princess/Queen of England, Mary Stuart (Mary II) (1631-1660), The two were cousins - he was 10 years older than she. Troubled by asthma, he was a small & sickly person all of his life. by Anthony van Dyck, 1641. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

William III King of England, Scotland and Ireland was born on this day 4th November, 1650 in Holland, On the day after his 38th birthday he landed at Torbay, Devon with an army of English and Dutch troops, and when Parliament declared the throne empty he was proclaimed king (William III (1650–1702), as Prince of Orange in Garter Robes)

William III King of England, Scotland and Ireland was born on this day 4th November, 1650 in Holland, On the day after his 38th birthday he landed at Torbay, Devon with an army of English and Dutch troops, and when Parliament declared the throne empty he was proclaimed king (William III (1650–1702), as Prince of Orange in Garter Robes)

Maurice of Nassau-Dillenburg, Prince of Orange, Stewart of the Netherlands, 1567-1625

Maurice of Nassau-Dillenburg, Prince of Orange, Stewart of the Netherlands, 1567-1625

1647 Willem II, Prince of Orange and Maria Stuart by Gerrit van Honthorst (Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Holland)

1647 Willem II, Prince of Orange and Maria Stuart by Gerrit van Honthorst (Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Holland)

William I, Prince of Orange by Adriaen Thomasz. Key Rijksmuseum Amsterdam SK-A-3148.jpg

William I, Prince of Orange by Adriaen Thomasz. Key Rijksmuseum Amsterdam SK-A-3148.jpg

William I, Prince of Orange (1533 - 1584). Prince of Orange from 1544 until his death in 1584. He is the founder of the Royal House of Orange-Nassau. He fought against the Spanish for independence for the Netherlands. He was assassinated in 1584. He married four times and had children from each marriage.

William I, Prince of Orange (1533 - 1584). Prince of Orange from 1544 until his death in 1584. He is the founder of the Royal House of Orange-Nassau. He fought against the Spanish for independence for the Netherlands. He was assassinated in 1584. He married four times and had children from each marriage.

Anne, The Princess Royal (1709 - 1759). Daughter of King George II and Queen Caroline. She married William IV, Prince of Orange and had three children.

Anne, The Princess Royal (1709 - 1759). Daughter of King George II and Queen Caroline. She married William IV, Prince of Orange and had three children.

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