Johan de Witt

1625 - 1672

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Johan de Witt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːɦɑn də ˈʋɪt]; 24 September 1625 – 20 August 1672), lord of Zuid- en Noord-Linschoten, Snelrewaard, Hekendorp and IJsselvere, 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 by a pro-monarch mob in 1672 that consumed parts of his corpse. 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 1,068,373 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Johan de Witt is the 1,280th most popular politician (up from 1,673rd in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 65th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Dutch Politician.

Johan de Witt is most famous for being a Dutch statesman who was assassinated in 1672.

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Among politicians, Johan de Witt ranks 1,280 out of 15,710Before him are Walther Funk, Lech Kaczyński, Perseus of Macedon, Briseis, Theodore I Laskaris, and Michelle Bachelet. After him are Maximilian II of Bavaria, Galeazzo Ciano, Amenemhat III, Conrad IV of Germany, Numerian, and Constantius III.

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

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Among people born in Netherlands, Johan de Witt ranks 45 out of 1,209Before him are William II of the Netherlands (1792), Ronald Koeman (1963), Peter Debye (1884), Theo van Doesburg (1883), Thomas Bernhard (1931), and Max Euwe (1901). After him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Louis van Gaal (1951), Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), and Marco van Basten (1964).

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