Alexander, Prince of Orange
|Birthname||Willem Alexander Carel Hendrik Frederik|
|born on||25 August 1851 at 03:45 (= 03:45 AM )|
|Place||The Hague, Netherlands, 52n06, 4e18|
|Timezone||LMT m4e18 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||01°18' 06°11 Asc. 17°35'|
Dutch royalty, styled Prince of Orange as heir apparent to his father King Willem III of the Netherlands from 11 June 1879 until his death.
For a span of 116 years, from the birth of Alexander (1851) until the birth of the present king Willem-Alexander (1967), no male heirs were born into the Dutch Royal House.
Prince Alexander was the third child of Willem III and Queen Sophie. Unlike his brother Willem, the crown prince, he was disciplined, intellectual and well-read. After Prince Willem's death on 11 June 1879, he became heir apparent to the Dutch throne and as such the Prince of Orange.
Alexander never married. He held the position of heir apparent until his own death, at age 32, on 21 June 1884 in The Hague from typhus.
- child->parent relationship with Sophie, Queen Consort of the Netherlands (born 17 June 1818)
- child->parent relationship with Willem III, King of the Netherlands (born 19 February 1817)
- sibling relationship with Maurits, Prince of Orange-Nassau (born 15 September 1843)
- sibling relationship with Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands (born 31 August 1880). Notes: Half-siblings
- sibling relationship with Willem, Prince of Orange (born 4 September 1840)
Sy Scholfield forwarded news reports:
From "Provinciale Overĳsselsche en Zwolsche courant," 29 August 1851, p. 1: "ZWOLLE, den 28 Augustus. Maandag ochtend werd de bevolking der residentie verblijd door de heugelijke tijding, dat H. M. de Koningin in den afgeloopen nacht verlost was van een zoon. Volgens het, Dingsdag ochtend te 9 ure, omtrent deze heugelijke gebeurtenis opgemaakte bulletin, onderteekend door de heeren Dr. Vinkhuyzen en J. G. Vorstman, heeft de bevalling des ochtends, kwart over 4 ure, ontijdig, doch voorspoedig plaats gehad. Tot 9 ure had H. M. nog weinig gerust, waardoor Hoogstdezelve zwak en zeer vermoeid was."
(Translation: Zwolle, 28 August. On Monday morning [25th] the people were gladdened by the happy tidings that H. M. the Queen had been delivered overnight of a son. On Tuesday morning [26th] at 9 o'clock, this happy event was reported in a bulletin, signed by Messrs Dr. Vinkhuyzen and J. G. Vorstman, that the birth occurred in the morning at a quarter [past/before?] four o'clock. Until 9 o'clock H. M. had rested, because she was weak and very tired).
From: "Dagblad van 's Gravenhage," 25 August 1851, p. 1: "H. M. onze Geëerbiedigde Koningin is heden, in den vroegen morgen, ten 3¾ ure, zeer voorspoedig, van eenen PRINS bevallen." (H. M. the Queen, early this morning, at 3:45 o'clock was delivered of a PRINCE).
- Traits : Personality : Disciplined
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Typhus)
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
- Family : Parenting : Kids none
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orange-Nassau)