The execution of Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, 1619, (1754). Creator: Isaak Tirion
The execution of Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, 1619, (1754). ''s Lands Advokaat Joan van Oldenbarneveld, op't Hofschavot in den Haage, gereed, om onthalst te worden, in't jaar 1619'. Dutch statesman and Land's Advocate Johan van Oldenbarneveldt (1547-1619) was arrested at the age of seventy-one, and tried before a bench of judges. In what was considered to be a 'kangaroo court', the the death sentence was pronounced on 12 May 1619. The next day he was beheaded in the Binnenhof, in The Hague. Van Oldenbarneveldt had played an important role in the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain, and in the same year of his death "The Tragedy of Sir John van Olden Barnavelt", a Jacobean play, was produced by the King's Men at the Globe Theatre in London.
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Petra (greek for rock) was the principal city of the Nabateans and flourished under
Petra (greek for rock) was the principal city of the Nabateans and flourished under the Seleucid rulers and later the Romans. Placed strategically on the trade routes to Arabia and Far East it controlled the spice trade in the late antiquity. Petra was famous for its cut-in rock architecture and hydraulic engineering. The "Monastery". Probably built originally as a banqueting hall it was reused in the 5th C AD by Christians. Country of Origin: Jordan. Culture: Nabatean Date/Period: c. 1st C AD. Place of Origin: Petra, Wadi Araba. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ N.J Saunders .
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Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman, 1654, (c1870).Artist: JH Rennefeld
Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman, 1654, (c1870). De Witt was one of the most influential figures in Dutch politics in the mid 17th century when the Netherlands was at the height of its commercial and military power. He occupied the powerful position of Grand Pensionary of the States of Holland from 1653 until 1672 when the Orangist party seized power and deposed him. He was assassinated shortly afterwards. A print from Nederlands Geschiedenis en Volksleven in Schetsen, by J Van Lenner and J Ter Gouw. (Leiden, AW Sijthoff, c1870).
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