Main definitions of William I in English

: William I1William I2

William I1

proper noun

  • (1143–1214), grandson of David I, king of Scotland 1165–1214; known as William the Lion. He attempted to reassert Scottish independence but was forced to pay homage to Henry II of England after being captured by him in 1174.

Pronunciation:

William I

/wɪljəmðəˈfɜːst/

Main definitions of William I in English

: William I1William I2

William I2

proper noun

  • (1533–84), prince of the House of Orange, first stadtholder (chief magistrate) of the United Provinces of the Netherlands 1572–84; known as William the Silent. He led a revolt against Spain from 1568 and was assassinated by a Spanish agent.

Pronunciation:

William I

/wɪljəmðəˈfɜːst/