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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
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Weather

The temperature on April 18, 1779 was about 11.0 °C. Wind direction mainly east-southeast. Weather type: helder. Special wheather fenomena: noorderlicht.

Source: KNMI



Born on April 18

Died on April 18

Names that were popular for boys in 1779
  • Jan
  • Hendrik
  • Joannes
  • Johannes
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Gerrit
  • Willem
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Jean
  • Pierre
  • Dirk
  • Johann
Names that were popular for girls in 1779
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Marie
  • Joanna
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Trijntje
  • Aaltje
  • Grietje
  • Antje
  • Elizabeth
  • Neeltje