Profession: King of the Netherlands
Why Famous: Willem-Alexander has been the reigning King of the Netherlands since the succeeded his mother, Beatrix, on 30 April 2013.
Prior to this he was the Prince of Orange and took an interest in sports and international water management issues. His roles included member of the International Olympic Committee, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Water to the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment and chairman of the Secretary-General of the United Nations' Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation.
- 2002-02-02 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (34) weds Argentinean born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti (30) at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 1981-07-01 Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
- 2013-04-30 Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix