Johan van Oldenbarnevelt

1547 - 1619

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Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːɦɑɱ vɑn ɔldə(m)ˈbɑrnəvɛlt]), Heer van Berkel en Rodenrijs (1600), Gunterstein (1611) and Bakkum (1613) (14 September 1547 – 13 May 1619) was a Dutch statesman and revolutionary who played an important role in the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain. He is generally considered as one of the greatest and most important political figures in the history of The Netherlands. Van Oldenbarnevelt was born in Amersfoort. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt has received more than 397,189 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is the 5,237th most popular politician (down from 4,182nd in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 151st in 2019) and the 31st most popular Dutch Politician.

Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was a Dutch statesman who was executed for treason during the Dutch Revolt. He is most famous for his role in the negotiations that led to the Twelve Years' Truce.

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Over the past year Johan van Oldenbarnevelt has had the most page views in the with 60,917 views, followed by English (56,734), and Indonesian (6,614). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Afrikaans (63.45%), Esperanto (32.53%), and Low Saxon (31.14%)


Among politicians, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 5,237 out of 19,576Before him are Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, Abdelaziz of Morocco, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Zimri-Lim, Agrippa Menenius Lanatus, and Princess Alexandrine of Prussia. After him are Aulus Gabinius, Tiberius Claudius Narcissus, Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange, Gondioc, Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester.

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Among people born in 1547, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 7Before him are Miguel de Cervantes, John of Austria, Justus Lipsius, Stanisław Żółkiewski, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, and Claude of France. After him are Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Oichi, Mateo Alemán, Sanada Masayuki, Rudolph Goclenius, and George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Among people deceased in 1619, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 10Before him are John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Anne of Denmark, Ludovico Carracci, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Lawrence of Brindisi, and Lucilio Vanini. After him are Diane de France, Hieronymus Fabricius, Marko Krizin, Denis Calvaert, Stephen Pongracz, and Melchior Grodziecki.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 220 out of 1,646Before him are Peter Stuyvesant (1612), Willem van Aelst (1627), Johannes Heesters (1903), Anton Geesink (1934), Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), and Tjalling Koopmans (1910). After him are L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576), Tom Gehrels (1925), Dirck van Baburen (1595), Joan Blaeu (1596), and Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 31Before him are Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), Willem Drees (1886), William I, Count of Hainaut (1287), Abraham Kuyper (1837), and Peter Stuyvesant (1612). After him are Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576), Joan Blaeu (1596), Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824), Alexander, Prince of Orange (1851), Anton Mussert (1894), and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (1948).