Prince Ernest Casimir of the Netherlands

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Prince (William Alexander Frederick) Ernest Casimir of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau (Dutch: Willem Alexander Frederik Ernst Casimir, Prins der Nederlanden, Prins van Oranje-Nassau; b. Soestdijk Palace, 21 May 1822 - d. Brussels, 22 October 1822) was the fourth son of the Prince of Orange, later King William II of the Netherlands and his wife Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia.

He was baptised at 18 June 1822 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Suffering from hydrocephalus, he died the same year. He was buried in the Protestant Church in Brussels, until his body was transferred to the Royal Crypt in the Nieuwe Kerk (English: New Church) in Delft in 1860. During the ceremony his mother Anna Paulowna, then 65-years old, was present.