William the Silent


William of Orange, also known as William the Silent, was the main leader of the revolt of the Netherlands again Spain. Born in 1533 in Dillenburg, Germany he became Prince of Orange in 1544. He was stadtholder from 1572 till his assasination in 1584 in Delft by Balthasar Gerardts. His son Maurits succeeded him.



Gerard Houckgeest
The ambulatory of the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, with the tomb of William the Silent
c. 1651

Gerard Houckgeest
Interior of the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, with the tomb of William the Silent
c. 1651-52

Barthold van Bassen
Interior of an imaginary church with the tomb of William the Silent
1620

Gerard Houckgeest
The Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, with the tomb of William the Silent
1650

Emanuel de Witte
View of the tomb of William the Silent in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
1656


Emanuel de Witte
The Nieuwe Kerk in Delft with the tomb of William the Silent
c. 1655

Gerard Houckgeest
The Nieuwe Kerk in Delft with the tomb of William the Silent
1651

Emanuel de Witte
View of William the Silent's tomb in the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
1653

Adriaen Thomasz. Key
Portrait of William the Silent
c. 1580/84

Adriaen Thomasz. Key
William the Silent


Workshop of Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
Portrait of Willem I, Called William the Silent
c. 1632

After Emanuel de Witte
The Nieuwe Kerk in Delft with the Tomb of Willem the Silent
c. 1650/51

After Gerard Houckgeest
Interior of the new church in Delft with the tomb of William the Silent

After Emanuel de Witte
The interior of the New Church at Delft with the tomb of William the Silent

Isaac Isaacsz.
Equestrian Portrait of William of Orange
1647?


Adriaen Thomasz. Key
Portrait of William the Silent

DaniŽl van den Queborn
Portrait of William the Silent
c. 1598

Hendrick Goltzius
Portrait of William of Orange
c. 1581

Jan Hendriksz. Verstraelen
Maurits, Prince of Orange, Lying in State
1625