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Johan van. 1547–1619, Dutch statesman, regarded as a founder of Dutch independence; the leading figure (from 1586) in the United Provinces of the Netherlands: executed by Maurice of Nassau
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  • After his departure the advocate of Holland, oldenbarneveldt, became the indispensable statesman of the struggling republic.

  • It was muttered that he ought to be taken to The Hague to be tried, even as oldenbarneveldt.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • oldenbarneveldt himself headed the French mission, but he failed to turn Henry from his purpose.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • On the plea of ill-health oldenbarneveldt now left the Hague, and took up his residence at Utrecht.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • oldenbarneveldt went from Paris to England and was more successful.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • The chief instigator of these attacks was oldenbarneveldt's personal enemy, Francis van Aerssens, whose pen was never idle.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • This step was countered by decisive action on the part of oldenbarneveldt.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • The Estates of Holland impelled by oldenbarneveldt now took a very strong step, a step which could not be retrieved.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • The claims of Holland were overthrown and the head of oldenbarneveldt fell upon the scaffold .

  • That oldenbarneveldt had in the last two years of his life acted indiscreetly and arrogantly there can be no question.

    History of Holland George Edmundson

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