De Witt, Jan

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De Witt, Jan:

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, 1625–72, Dutch statesman. Like his father, Jacob de Witt, burgomaster of Dort, he became a leading opponent of the house of Orange and played a vital role in the three successive Dutch Wars.
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| August 20 THIS sunny August afternoon in 1672, the Prime Minister of Holland, Johan de Witt, was attacked and murdered by a frenzied mob and after killing him they tried to eat him.
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