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 the Spanish Empire. Van Oldenbarnevelt was born in Amersfoort. He studied law at the universities of Leuven, Bourges, Heidelberg, and Padua, and traveled in France and Italy before settling permanently in The Hague. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt has received more than 284,922 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is the 3,862nd most popular politician (down from 3,309th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 125th in 2019) and the 18th 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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Among politicians, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 3,862 out of 15,710Before him are Ulrich von Jungingen, Anitta, Kim Tu-bong, Charles, Prince of Viana, Ma Ying-jeou, and Chryses of Troy. After him are Ne Win, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, Agis II, Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, Ante Marković, and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.

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Among people born in 1547, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 6Before him are Miguel de Cervantes, John of Austria, Claude of France, Justus Lipsius, and Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. After him are Stanisław Żółkiewski, Oichi, Sanada Masayuki, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Mateo Alemán, and Rudolph Goclenius. Among people deceased in 1619, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 8Before him are Safiye Sultan, Anne of Denmark, Hans Lippershey, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Ludovico Carracci, and Lucilio Vanini. After him are Lawrence of Brindisi, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Hieronymus Fabricius, Denis Calvaert, Marko Krizin, and Richard Burbage.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 150 out of 1,209Before him are Maarten van Heemskerck (1498), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Aelbert Cuyp (1620), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918), and Anton Mauve (1838). After him are Piet Keizer (1943), Ruud Lubbers (1939), Antonis Mor (1519), Tom Gehrels (1925), Pieter Lastman (1583), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt ranks 18Before him are William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), William II of Holland (1228), Mark Rutte (1967), Wim Duisenberg (1935), Peter Stuyvesant (1612), and Wim Kok (1938). After him are Ruud Lubbers (1939), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554), and Pim Fortuyn (1948).