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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 December 9, 1787 was about 4.0 °C.

Source: KNMI



Born on December 9

Died on December 9

Names that were popular for boys in 1787
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Joannes
  • Jacob
  • Gerrit
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Klaas
  • Dirk
  • Adrianus
  • Jean
Names that were popular for girls in 1787
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Joanna
  • Trijntje
  • Adriana
  • Elisabeth
  • Marie
  • Grietje
  • Neeltje
  • Antje
  • Aaltje
  • Jannetje