In 1882, famous Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers designed an elaborate fountain for display at the Amsterdam World Exhibition the following year. It was then gifted to the Binnenhof and stands in a courtyard in front of the Ridderzaal. Notice the gilded gargoyles, heraldic shields and the statue of Willem II on top. He became the count of Holland in 1234 and the king of Germany in 1248 until his untimely death by drowning at 28 in 1256. He is also considered to be the founder of The Hague.