William I
I. biographical name 1533-1584 the Silent prince of Orange & founder of the Dutch Republic II. biographical name 1797-1888 Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig king of Prussia (1861-88) German emperor (1871-88)

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  • William I — may refer to:Kings* William I of England (c. 1028–1087) known as William the Conqueror * William I of Sicily (died 1166) * William I of Scotland (died 1214) * William I of the Netherlands (1772–1843) * William I, German Emperor (1797–1888) *… …   Wikipedia

  • William I — →↑William the Conqueror …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • William I — 1. ( the Conqueror ) 1027 87, duke of Normandy 1035 87; king of England 1066 87 (son of Robert I, duke of Normandy). 2. Also, Willem I. (William I of Orange) ( the Silent ) 1533 84, Dutch leader, statesman, and revolutionary leader born in… …   Universalium

  • William I — (1772 1843)    The first king of the Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg (1815 1840), William I was the son of Prince William V of Orange, the last stadtholder of the Netherlands. He commanded the Dutch army during the French Revolutionary… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • William I — noun duke of Normandy who led the Norman invasion of England and became the first Norman to be King of England; he defeated Harold II at the battle of Hastings in 1066 and introduced many Norman customs into England (1027 1087) • Syn: ↑William… …   Useful english dictionary

  • William I — (1772–1843)    King of the Netherlands and oldest son of the last stadtholder from the house of Orange Nassau; general in the Prussian Army. In 1802, William obtained control over Fulda and Corvey in Germany as an indemnity for the loss of his… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • William I —    King of Sicily (q.v.) from 1154 1166. In 1156 he defeated the forces that Manuel I Komnenos (q.v.) sent the previous year to reconquer southern Italy (q.v.). The peace settlement of 1158 required Manuel I s recognition of William I as king …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • William I — William the First, king of England from October 14th, 1066, until September 9th, 1087 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • WILLIAM I —    emperor of Germany, born at Berlin, second son of Frederick William III. of Prussia, and brother of Frederick William IV., his predecessor on the Prussian throne; was bred from boyhood to military life, having received his first commission at… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • William I — /ˈwɪljəm/ (say wilyuhm) noun (William the Conqueror), Duke of Normandy, 1027–87; king of England 1066–87, first king of England of Norman line …   Australian English dictionary

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