Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crown Prince Alexander Day !

Prince Alexander

Willem Alexander (25 August 1851 – 21 June 1884), Prince of Orange, was heir apparent to his father King William III of the Netherlands from 11 June 1879 until his death. He was the third child of King William III and Queen Sophie. 

He became the crown prince after the death of his brother William in 1879. He wasn't in good health, which deteriorated after the death of his dear loved mother (in 1877) and brother (in 1879). He lived the live of a hermit in his house near the parliament in The Hague, where he ignored his father the king and the king's new wife Emma. In contrast with his father he was interested in politics so he would have been a good king probably...

Alexander died from typhus in 1884. His burial was delayed for several weeks since his father refused to interrupt his vacation in Germany. He died childless and unmarried at the age of 32.

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  1. Wow, I've never found an English blog post about this prince before. I thought I was the only one.

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