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Willem van Oranje (1984–1984)

TV Mini-series | 438 min | Biography, Drama, History

As the Dutch title indicates, this series chronicles magnificently the life of William I "the Silent" of Orange, who grew up with his Lutheran family in the princely castle of a minor German countship of Nassau at Dillingen, till at eleven...See moreAs the Dutch title indicates, this series chronicles magnificently the life of William I "the Silent" of Orange, who grew up with his Lutheran family in the princely castle of a minor German countship of Nassau at Dillingen, till at eleven he inherited the vast riches of the prince of Orange (in southern France, with major possessions in the Low Countries), and was sent to the Holy Roman emperor Charles V's sister Margareth's gubernatorial court in Brussels to receive a Catholic education. He soon became a Habsburg confident and high councilor, a gifted diplomat and military officer. However when the persecution of the Protestants -and some other measures- arouses great resistance with the people and many nobles, it gets ever harder to remain loyal to the crown for the Lutheran at heart, who ends up leading the opposition once Charles' heir, king Philip II of Spain, ceases all negotiations and tries to impose his absolute rule by military force, which however only succeeds in splitting the Low Countries in a southern Catholic half under Habsburg control and a northern one, dominated by Calvinists, which ultimately becomes the 'crowned republic' of the Seventeen United Provices under William (and later his heirs, for centuries maintaining his title of Stadholder, theoretically Habsburg governor), painstakingly seeking a diplomatic course amidst the wars and religious civil wars throughout Europe. His personal life is also sketched, including several marriage alliances and a recognized son out of wedlock. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Updated Jan 12, 1984

Release date (First episode)
Jan 12, 1984 (Netherlands)

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64 cast members
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Jeroen Krabbé
Willem van Oranje Willem van Oranje   See fewer
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10
Willem Nijholt
Philips II / Prins Philips Philips II / Prins Philips   See fewer
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Alex Wilequet
Aerschot Aerschot   See fewer
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9
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8
Oswald Versyp
Berlaymont Berlaymont   See fewer
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8
Ellen Vogel
Juliana van Stolberg Juliana van Stolberg   See fewer
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7
Hans Dagelet
Lodewijk van Nassau-Dillenburg Lodewijk van Nassau-Dillenburg   See fewer
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7
Ramses Shaffy
Egmond Egmond   See fewer
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6
Siem Vroom
Granvelle Granvelle   See fewer
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6
Jacky Morel
Hoorne Hoorne   See fewer
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6
Linda van Dyck
Anna van Saksen Anna van Saksen   See fewer
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6
Frans Koppers
Brederode Brederode   See fewer
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5
Henk Rigters
Paulus Buys Paulus Buys   See fewer
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5
Bram van der Vlugt
Marnix van St. Aldegonde Marnix van St. Aldegonde   See fewer
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5
Nele van den Driessche
Charlotte de Bourbon Charlotte de Bourbon   See fewer
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4
Dora van der Groen
Margaretha van Parma / Martaretha van Parma Margaretha van Parma / Martaretha van Parma   See fewer
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4
Jules Hamel
Jan van Nassau-Dillenburg Jan van Nassau-Dillenburg   See fewer
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Marlies Disch
Prinses van Eboli Prinses van Eboli   See fewer
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Paul van Gorcum
Juan de Vargas Juan de Vargas   See fewer
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3
Ferd Hugas
Romero Romero   See fewer
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Steye van Brandenberg
Willem van Nassau-Dillenburg Willem van Nassau-Dillenburg   See fewer
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Tom van Beek
Grootinquisiteur Grootinquisiteur   See fewer
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Jan Teulings
August van Saksen August van Saksen   See fewer
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Paul Cammermans
Karel V Karel V   See fewer
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Emmy Leemans
Maria van Hongarije Maria van Hongarije   See fewer
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Lou Landré
Requesens Requesens   See fewer
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Cees Heyne
Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg   See fewer
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Ludo Busschots
Matthias van Oostenrijk Matthias van Oostenrijk   See fewer
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Valentijn Ouwens
Don Carlos Don Carlos   See fewer
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Saskia van Basten-Batenburg
Eva Clinckx Eva Clinckx   See fewer
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Johan Sirag
Dr. Foreest Dr. Foreest   See fewer
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Marc Leemans
Rechter Rechter   See fewer
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Sjoerd Pleijsier
Balthasar Gerards Balthasar Gerards   See fewer
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Karel Vingerhoets
Jean Jaurequy Jean Jaurequy   See fewer
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Michiel Kerbosch
Soldaat Lijfwacht Soldaat Lijfwacht   See fewer
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Derek de Lint
Hendrik II van Frankrijk Hendrik II van Frankrijk   See fewer
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Machteld Ramoudt
Louise de Coligny Louise de Coligny   See fewer
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Paul Deen
Hofmaarschalk Hofmaarschalk   See fewer
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René van Asten
Adolf van Nassau-Dillenburg Adolf van Nassau-Dillenburg   See fewer
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Liz Snoyink
Anna van Buren Anna van Buren   See fewer
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Jasper Krabbé
Jonge Willem van Oranje Jonge Willem van Oranje   See fewer
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Lucie Visser
Feestganger Feestganger   See fewer
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Ugo Prinsen
Hembyze Hembyze   See fewer
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Hein Boele
Don Juan van Oostenrijk Don Juan van Oostenrijk   See fewer
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Teuntje de Klerk
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Ida Bons
Maria Reubens Maria Reubens   See fewer
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Martijn Krabbé
Philips Willem van Oranje Philips Willem van Oranje   See fewer
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Han Römer
Coppelstok Coppelstok   See fewer
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Margreet Heemskerk
Anna van Oostenrijk (uncredited) Anna van Oostenrijk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Albert Verlinde
Dronken gast (uncredited) Dronken gast (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 149 votes