1547, Sep 141619, May 13
a Dutch statesman who played an important role in the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain. Van Oldenbarnevelt was born in Amersfoort. He studied law at Leuven, Bourges, Heidelberg and Padua, and traveled in France and Italy before settling in The Hague. He supported William the Silent in his revolt against Spain, and fought in William's army. In his later years he was a supporter of the Arminians, in the religious-political controversy which split the young Dutch Republic.
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03/16/1586-Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
02/19/1619-Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague 
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Baron Francis van Aarssens
...His talents commended him to the notice of Advocate Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, who sent him, at the age of 26 years, as a diplomatic...
Willem van Oldenbarnevelt
a son of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. He was born in The Hague, where he was baptised at the court-chapel in November 1590. He first served as a captain of an Overijssel...
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