Alexander, Prince of Orange

Prince of Orange
A drawing by F.A. Tilly of more than hundred years old
Full name
Willem Alexander Karel Hendrik Frederik
Father William III
Mother Sophie of Württemberg
Born 25 August 1851(1851-08-25)
The Hague, Netherlands
Died 21 June 1884 (aged 32)
The Hague, Netherlands
Burial Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, Netherlands

Willem Alexander Charles Henry Frederick, Prince of Orange (Dutch: Willem Alexander Karel Hendrik Frederik, Prins van Oranje, Prins der Nederlanden, Prins van Oranje-Nassau), (25 August 1851 – 21 June 1884), was heir apparent to his father King William III of the Netherlands from 11 June 1879 until his death.


Prince Alexander of the Netherlands was born in The Hague on 25 August 1851. He was the third child of King William III and Queen Sophie. After the death of his brother Prince William on 11 June 1879, he became heir apparent to the Dutch throne and as such the Prince of Orange. Alexander died on 21 June 1884 in The Hague from typhus. He was buried in the new royal burial vault in the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft on 17 July 1884. After his death his half-sister, the future Queen Wilhelmina, became heiress presumptive to the Dutch throne. The next male heir to the Dutch throne was born in after 116 years in 1967 - Willem Alexander

Titles and styles


Alexander, Prince of Orange
Born: 25 August 1851 Died: 21 June 1884
Dutch royalty
Preceded by
William, Prince of Orange
Prince of Orange
Title next held by
Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
Heir to the Dutch throne
as heir apparent
Succeeded by
Princess Wilhelmina
later became Queen Wilhelmina

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