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1625, Sep 241672, Aug 20
a key figure in Dutch politics in the mid-17th century, when its flourishing sea trade in a period of globalisation 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 death in 1672 working with various factions from nearly all the major cities, especially his hometown, Dordrecht, and the city of birth of his wife, Amsterdam.
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12/21/1650-Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht 
07/30/1653-Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
02/16/1655-Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker
06/21/1672-Assassination attempt on Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt -- stabbed & seriously wounded, but he survives
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