1650 – William III of Orange was born at The Hague on 4th November. He was the posthumous son of William II of Orange and of Mary Stuart, the eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria of France. His grieving mother had given birth to him in a chamber draped with black mourning. 1689 ..
1859 – Frederick William Albert Victor, born on the 27th of January in Potsdam, EC Germany. The eldest son of Frederick III and Victoria (the daughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria), and grandson of Emperor William I. 1888 – 1918 – He was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia ruling both the German Empire ..
1880 – Wilhelmina or Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria born on the 31st of August in The Hague, Netherlands. The daughter of King William III and his second wife, Emma of Waldeck-Pyrmont, Wilhelmina became queen on her father’s death under her mother’s regency. 1890 – 1948 – Queen of The Netherlands, who, through her radio broadcasts ..
1782 – Thomas Wilde, 1st Baron Truro, born on the 7th of July in London. He was Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, was the second son of Thomas Wilde, an attorney. 1805 – Educated at St Paul’s School and was admitted an attorney. 1817 – He subsequently entered the Inner Temple and was called to ..
1027 – Born in Falaise, France. William I, King of England, commonly called William the Conqueror, was the illegitimate son of Robert, surnamed Le Diable, Duke of Normandy. He introduced the jury system. 1035 – Succeeded to the Dukedom on the death of his father. He became the Duke of Normandy. – He ..
1593 – Born on April 13th in London. 1607 – Wentworth was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge and became a law student at the Inner Temple. 1611 – He married Lady Margaret Clifford, daughter of the Earl of Cumberland on October. – Was knighted by King James I in December. 1614 – ..
1769 – He was born this year in Dublin.He is most famous for, together with Blücher, defeating Napoleon at Waterloo. 1814 – The titles of Duke of Wellington and Marquess Douro were bestowed upon Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington, on May 11 of this year. 1815 – The Dukes of Wellington also ..
907 – Wenceslaus was born near Prague, in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia). Bohemian duke and saint. 920 – He gained the throne at the age of thirteen. 935 – On September 28th, as Wenceslaus was going to Mass, Boleslas attacked him with a sword. The brothers struggled, but three other rebels rushed up and killed the king. ..
1361 – Born on February 26th in Nürnberg. A German king and, as Wenceslas IV, king of Bohemia, whose weak and tempestuous, though eventful, reign was continually plagued by wars and princely rivalries that he was unable to control, plunging his territories into a state of virtual anarchy until he was stripped of his powers ..
Roman general. Emperor of Rome 69 ..