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"...King William III of the Netherlands, who was also Grand Duke Guillaume III of Luxembourg..." - Why is his Dutch name in English, but his Luxembourgian in French? In my opinion this should be either "...King Wilem III of the Netherlands, who was also Grand Duke Guillaume III of Luxembourg..." (all endonymic) OR "...King William III of the Netherlands, who was also Grand Duke William III of Luxembourg..." (all English). Andre Engels 09:58, 27 Sep 2003 (UTC)
- If adopting the all endonymic, we really ought to include all three official languages of Luxembourg, I suppose... --- 220.127.116.11
- Of course it should be William + William, we do use English forms of historical monarchs' names here. (Henri will be Henry too, but not as long as he's alive, or considered contemporary.) I'm not sure that the paragraph in question is relevant to this article at all, though. The info is at Grand Duke of Luxembourg where people will more likely be interested of it. But I may be wrong. -- Jao 13:14, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)
wrong description of inheritance difference
The article asserts that Luxemburg and Netherlands split on death of Willem III due to difference in inheritance rule. However, I've learned (from another Wikipedia article!) that both countries had the same "semi-Salic" inheritance law! Heirs differed because only the founder of the dynasty can inherit: the first King of Netherlands had left no legitimate male agnates whatsoever! Luxemburg, on the other hand, passed to the Heir of the House of Nassau, founded many centuries before the Kingdom of Netherlands, and which was not yet extinct.
- The splitting had little to do with Salic law and is the result of Orange-Nassau house laws established in the aftermath of Vienna to deal with the family's German domains (I don't remember if it also dealt with the dutch succession, but the grand duchy of Luxemburg was a member of the German Confederation). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:27, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
James Dow Allen