Koning Willem I - Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dreamhummie
N 52° 12.884 E 005° 57.746
31U E 702375 N 5789058
Quick Description: Bust of King Willem I located at Raadhuisplein in the center of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
Location: Gelderland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/11/2022 6:47:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM15J8G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
"William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange, the first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

After the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, he was inaugurated as "sovereign monarch" of the United Netherlands. On March 16, 1815, he proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and Duke of Luxembourg, after which he was inaugurated as King in Brussels on September 21, 1815. In the same year, at the Congress of Vienna, the European powers decided to promote the Duchy of Luxembourg to Grand Duchy and recognize William as the first Grand Duke, confirming the title of King. With this, the second monarchy of the Netherlands within Europe was formally recognized. The kingdom acted as a buffer to both France and the United Kingdom. After the abdication in 1840, William I called himself King William Frederick, Count of Nassau.

In Germany, William I was "Fürst" (sovereign) of the Principality of Nassau-Oranje-Fulda from 1803 to 1806. In 1806 and in the period 1813-1815, he was also prince of the Principality of Nassau-Oranje."
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"The bust is a work by the Apeldoorn artist Pieter Puype. It was placed in 1913, when the Netherlands celebrated the fact that it had been born independent again one hundred years earlier. Puype, who was born in Zeeland, placed images on the bluestone base below the bust, including images of Willem I landing in Scheveningen.

The monarch had a connection with Apeldoorn in several ways. He had the Nieuwe Kerk (now Grote Kerk) built, was responsible for the construction of the Apeldoorns Kanaal and abdicated at Paleis Het Loo in 1840."
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Monarch Ranking: King / Queen

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Willem I of the Netherlands.

Country or Empire of Influence: Prince of Orange, Prince of Nassau-Oranje-Fulda, Sovereign Prince of the Netherlands, Duke and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, King of the Netherlands, Duke of Limburg.

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