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Mr. Dr. Johan de Witt

Birthplace: Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland (Netherlands)
Death: August 20, 1672 (46)
Groene Zoodje, Binnenhof, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland (Netherlands) (Murdered)
Place of Burial: The Hague, The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Witt, heer van Manezee, Melissant en Cromstrijen; Anna van den Corput and Anna Johanna de Witt
Husband of Wendela de Witt and Wendela Bicker
Father of Anna de Witt; Agnes de Witt; Maria de Witt; Johan de Witt, jr.; 1-Elisabeth de Witt and 4 others
Brother of Cornelis de Witt; Johanna de Witt; Maria Jakobsd de Witt; Frans de Witt and Frans de Witt

Occupation: Första statsman i Holland
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Johan de Witt, Mr. Dr.

Johan de Witt

born - 24 Sep. 1625, Dordrecht, Netherlands died - 20 aug 1672, The Hague, Netherlands married - Wendela Bicker (1635 - 1668) on 16 Feb. 1655 children -

  1. Anna de Witt (1655-1725, married to Herman van den Honert
  2. Agnes de Witt (1658-1688, married to Simon Teresteyn van Halewijn
  3. Maria de Witt (1660-1689), married to Willem Hooft
  4. Johan de Witt, Jr. (1662-1701, heer van zuid- en Noord- Linschoten, Snelrewaard and IJsselverre ,married to Wilhelmina de Witt. He was secretary of the city of Dordrecht.

Johan de Witt, heer van Zuid- en Noord-Linschoten, Snelrewaard, Hekenddorp and IJsselverre, was a key figure in Dutch politics in the mid 17th century, when its flourishisng sea trade in a period of globalization made the United Provinces a leading European power during the Dutch Golden Age. De Witt controlled the Netherlands political system from around 1650 until shortly before his spectacular death in 1672 working with various factions from nearby all the manor cities, especially his hometown, Dordrecht, and the city of birth of his wife, Amsterdam.

Johan and his older brother Cornelis de Witt, grew up in a privileged social environment in terms of education, his father having as good acquaintances important scholars and scientists, such as Isaac Beeckman, Jacob Cats, Gerhard Vossius and Andreas Colvius. Johan and Cornelis both attended the Latin school in Dordrecht. etc...

Over Johan de Witt, Mr. Dr. (Nederlands)

Johan de Witt

Het geslacht 'De Witte'

Johan and his brother Cornelis de Witt were assassinated and horribly mutilated by the °Orangisten". Their hearts were carved out to be exhibited as trophies.

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Johan de Witt, Mr. Dr.'s Timeline

September 24, 1625
Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
September 12, 1660
May 27, 1662
The Hague, The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands