William the Silent Birthday, Date of Birth

William the Silent

William I, Prince of Orange (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also known as William the Silent or William the Taciturn (translated from Dutch: Willem de Zwijger), or more commonly known as William of Orange (Dutch: Willem van Oranje), was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and is thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands. Within the Netherlands, he is also known as Father of the Fatherland (Dutch: Vader des Vaderlands).

A wealthy nobleman, William originally served the Habsburgs as a member of the court of Margaret of Parma, governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Unhappy with the centralisation of political power away from the local estates and with the Spanish persecution of Dutch Protestants, William joined the Dutch uprising and turned against his former masters. The most influential and politically capable of the rebels, he led the Dutch to several successes in the fight against the Spanish. Declared an outlaw by the Spanish king in 1580, he was assassinated by Balthasar Gérard (also written as "Gerardts") in Delft in 1584.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, April 24, 1533
Place of Birth
Dillenburg
Age
488
Star Sign

The April 24, 1533 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 123 day of the year. President of the United States was N/A.

If you were born on this day, you are 488 years old. Your last birthday was on the Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 0 days ago. Your next birthday is on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in 364 days. You have lived for 178,239 days, or about 4,277,755 hours, or about 256,665,317 minutes, or about seconds.

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4th of May 1533 News

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