William III of Orange
1650 - 1702
King of England
William III of Orange was governor of the Netherlands when an unexpected birth of an heir to the English throne (James III) brought about the threat of a permanent Catholic dynasty for England.

Whigs and Tories summoned William to the throne ('For the Protestant faith and a free parliament'). The Glorious Revolution (1688) followed, and William III became King of England.

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