Willem, Prince of Orange

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Willem, Prince of Orange Gender: M
Willem Nicolaas Alexander Frederik Karel Hendrik
born on 4 September 1840 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Den Haag, Netherlands, 52n05, 4e19
Timezone LMT m4e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°57' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°54 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°17'

Prince of Orange Willem


Dutch prince, heir apparent to the Dutch throne as the eldest son of King Willem III from 17 March 1849 until his death.

After the failed plans for a marriage between Prince Willem and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, the second daughter of Queen Victoria, the prince fell in love with the 19-year-old Countess Mathilde van Limburg-Stirum in 1873. The relationship between the prince and his parents became very problematic, as his parents refused Willem's wish to accept Mathilde as his bride in 1874.

Heavily disillusioned with his situation in the Netherlands, Prince Willem went into exile in Paris, where he threw himself into a life of sex, drinking and gambling. He shared life with Henriette Hauser (also Hausser), his Parisian mistress, a "boulevard theatre" actress. The duc de Gramont-Caderousse, a fellow hedonist, gave him the nickname "Prince Lemon" ["le prince Citron" in French]; the nickname became popular among the regulars in the recently created boulevards and the Parisian newspapers when they reported about his debauched lifestyle.

Prince Willem died on 11 June 1879 at the age of 38 in his apartment in the Rue Auber, near the Paris Opera from a combination of typhus, liver complaints and total exhaustion.

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  • Death by Disease 11 June 1879 (Typhus, liver complaints and total exhaustion, age 38)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites his mother's record quoted in "Sophie: biografie van Sophie van Würtemberg (1818-1877) op basis van brieven en dagboeken" by Dianne Hamer (Uitgeverij, 2011), p. 98: "Voor de bevalling vertrok ze naar Den Haag waar zij haar zoontje ter wereld bracht: 'Ik ging eind augustus terug naar de stad en ik beviel op 4 september 1840 om 12 uur's middags van een mooie en sterkejongen die bijna doodging, toen hij ter wereld kwam.'"

Translation: Before the delivery she moved to The Hague, where she gave birth to her son: 'In late August I returned to the city and I gave birth on 4 September 1840 at 12 noon to a beautiful and strong boy who almost died when he came into the world.'

Scholfield also found a news report giving 12:30pm: "Bayreuther Zeitung," 11 Sep. 1840, p. 869: "Mittags 12½ Uhr."


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse - other addictions (Sex addict)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gambler
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Misfit (Rejected his family)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Orange-Nassau)