Johan de Witt

1625 - 1672

Johan de Witt

Johan de Witt (24 September 1625 – 20 August 1672) was a Dutch statesman and a major political figure in the Dutch Republic in the mid-17th century, when its flourishing sea trade in a period of globalization made the republic a leading European trading and seafaring power – now commonly referred to as the Dutch Golden Age. De Witt controlled the Dutch political system from around 1650 until shortly before his death in 1672, working with various factions from nearly all the major cities, especially his hometown, Dordrecht, and the hometown of his wife, Amsterdam. As a republican, de Witt opposed the House of Orange-Nassau and the Orangists and preferred a shift of power from the central government to the regenten. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan de Witt has received more than 783,499 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,684th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Johan de Witt ranks 1,674 out of 14,801Before him are Stamford Raffles, Seonjo of Joseon, Emperor Huizong of Song, Sancho I of Portugal, Harald Hardrada, and Seljuk. After him are Hongxi Emperor, Joan II of Navarre, Marie Walewska, Cao Rui, Anchises, and Georgios Papadopoulos.

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Among people born in 1625, Johan de Witt ranks 2Before him is Giovanni Domenico Cassini. After him are Paulus Potter, Erik Dahlbergh, Carlo Maratta, Rasmus Bartholin, John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg, François de Créquy, Gregorio Barbarigo, Thomas Corneille, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern, and Samuel Morland. Among people deceased in 1672, Johan de Witt ranks 3Before him are Heinrich Schütz and John II Casimir Vasa. After him are Peter Stuyvesant, Al-Rashid of Morocco, Franciscus Sylvius, John Wilkins, Adriaen van de Velde, Pierre Séguier, Georg Stiernhielm, Anne Bradstreet, and Pedro Calungsod.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johan de Witt ranks 65 out of 908Before him are Guus Hiddink (1946), Christiaan Eijkman (1858), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Rem Koolhaas (1944), Frank Rijkaard (1962), and William II, Prince of Orange (1626). After him are Jan Oort (1900), Geert Hofstede (1928), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Norbert of Xanten (1080), Dieric Bouts (1415), and Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Johan de Witt ranks 9Before him are Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), William I of the Netherlands (1772), William II of the Netherlands (1792), and William II, Prince of Orange (1626). After him are Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), Marinus van der Lubbe (1909), Karl Carstens (1914), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), William II of Holland (1228), and Wim Duisenberg (1935).

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