Willem van Oranje was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in Having done this, he is a hero.
After a long good ride with queens, Holland will now have a king and the wonderful queen Maxima on his side. Viva Emma, Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix! Viva King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima! Long Live the King and Queen.