Utrecht in History

Historical Events

  • 0918-03-01 Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 0949-06-30 Otto I the Great gives away bishopric of Utrecht "foreestrecht"
  • 0953-04-21 Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights
  • 1040-05-21 King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency
  • 1046-08-23 King Henry III gives money to Utrecht Deventer diocese
  • 1048-05-01 Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht, Netherlands

Historic Event

1064-04-30 German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

  • 1077-10-30 Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV gives the district of Stavoren to the bishop of Utrecht (Conrad, his former tutor)
  • 1100-05-30 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1140-07-02 Hartbert becomes bishop of Utrecht

Historic Event

1165-11-25 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Barbarossa) visits Utrecht

  • 1230-08-31 Bishop Willebrand of Utrecht grants Swells state justice
  • 1248-08-25 The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 1253-04-28 -May 7th) Utrecht destroyed by fire
  • 1317-11-21 Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1322-11-08 Pope John XXII names John van Diest as Bishop of Utrecht
  • 1342-11-20 Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1346-11-22 Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements
  • 1364-04-24 Pope Urban V names John V van Virneburg as Bishop of Utrecht
  • 1371-06-30 Arnold II of Horne chosen bishop of Utrecht
  • 1371-07-09 Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1395-08-14 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden
  • 1418-11-02 Utrecht conquers Ijsselstein
  • 1448-12-20 Pope Nicholas V appoints Rudolf of Diepholt, Bishop of Utrecht, as cardinal
  • 1481-12-26 Battle at Westbroek: Dutch army beats Utrecht
  • 1483-09-03 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army
  • 1517-05-19 Philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1522-07-13 Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
  • 1528-03-05 Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague
  • 1528-06-30 Burgundian army occupies Utrecht
  • 1534-02-26 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht

Appointment of Interest

1534-10-26 Charles V names Joris of Egmont as Bishop of Utrecht

  • 1559-08-09 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland, Zealand and Utrecht

Appointment of Interest

1560-09-25 Spanish King Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

  • 1566-08-25 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
  • 1572-07-18 Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
  • 1579-01-23 Union of Utrecht signed by Northern Habsburg counties of Holland and Zeeland, and provinces of Utrecht and Groningen, marking the beginning of protestant Dutch Republic
  • 1579-03-05 Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1579-03-06 Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1579-03-23 Friesland joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1579-04-11 Venlo joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1579-07-29 Antwerp request union with Utrecht
  • 1579-09-13 Breda forms Union of Utrecht
  • 1580-04-11 Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1580-06-18 States of Utrecht forbid Catholic worship
  • 1590-04-02 States-General appoints earl Mauritius, viceroy of Utrecht
  • 1618-07-30 Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
  • 1636-03-26 University of Utrecht opening ceremony

Historic Event

1672-06-21 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

  • 1700-11-30 Utrecht, Overijssel, Buren, Leerdam and IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

1700-12-12 Utrecht, Overijssel, Buren, Leerdam and Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar

  • 1712-10-04 Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • 1713-03-27 Spain loses Menorca and Gibraltar to Britain under the Treaty of Utrecht
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1723-04-23 Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1724-10-15 Cornelis Steenoven is 1st archbishop of Old Catholic church in Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1747-05-03 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
  • 1787-09-15 -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
  • 1795-01-16 French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands

Historic Event

1811-10-06 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

Historic Event

1902-10-10 South Africa's President of Transvaal Paul Kruger visits Utrecht

  • 1906-04-18 Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
  • 1917-02-26 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
  • 1928-12-01 Railroad museum opens in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1931-12-14 1st assembly of Anton Musserts NSB in Utrecht
  • 1938-12-17 Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire
  • 1941-02-26 Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
  • 1944-10-07 Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle
  • 1944-12-05 German troops steal all the silver coin in Utrecht
  • 1945-02-21 Dutch Archbishop of Utrecht Johannes de Jong calls for help with war casualties following the Nazi occupation of Netherlands from the allies
  • 1945-05-07 World War II: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1945-12-22 Utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established
  • 1951-05-28 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Utrecht and Titular Archbishop of Tyana
  • 1954-04-01 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
  • 1955-10-31 Mgr Alfrink appointed archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1955-11-03 Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1955-12-04 Bernardus Johannes Alfrink installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1970-07-01 Dutch soccer club FC Utrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1985, 2003-04)

Appointment of Interest

1975-12-20 Pope Paul VI names J. Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht

  • 1976-02-21 Cardinal Willebrands installed as Archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1977-09-22 West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
  • 1979-01-26 Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1988-03-11 Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
  • 2019-03-18 Suspected terrorist attack by shooter aboard a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands kills 3 and injures 5

Famous Birthdays

  • 1487-02-14 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1552)
  • 1504-06-02 George/Joris van Egmont, bishop of Utrecht

Frederick HenryFrederick Henry (1584-1647)

1584-01-29 Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), born in Delft, Dutch Republic

  • 1590-11-04 Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1656)
  • 1599-01-12 Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter
  • 1630-06-10 Willem van Bemmel, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • 1647-10-03 Johannes Voet, Dutch lawyer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1713)
  • 1668-07-06 Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1741)
  • 1695-04-12 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1755)
  • 1720-01-11 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Utrechts regent
  • 1740-10-20 Belle van Zuylen, Dutch-Swiss writer (Three Women), born at Castle Zuylen near Utrecht (d. 1805)
  • 1744-04-18 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist and patriot (Neder-Rhijn), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1774-10-14 Hubert Matthijs Adriaan Jan van Asch van Wijck, Dutch lawyer and politician, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • 1778-12-15 Godert van der Capellen, Dutch governor-general (Dutch-Indies), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1848)
  • 1794-08-28 Johannes Zwijsen, Dutch archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands), born in Kerkdriel, Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1799-10-05 Anthony Gerhard Alexander van Rappard, Dutch politician, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1869)
  • 1815-09-04 Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1882)
  • 1824-06-18 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1831-07-09 Johan Philip van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter, lithographer and writer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1839-07-16 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1910)
  • 1841-04-07 Jozef Neuhuys [Joseph Hendrikus Neuhuys], Dutch painter, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1889)
  • 1844-06-10 Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter of peasant families (Laren School), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1914)
  • 1849-08-29 Titus van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • 1850-11-26 Henricus van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929), born in Hoogland, Netherlands (d. 1929)
  • 1858-08-02 Catharina van Rennes, Dutch composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1862-11-01 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • 1871-03-28 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, NY Philharmonic 1922-30), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1875-03-13 Lizzy Ansingh, Dutch painter (Caught Sultane), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1876-11-26 Bart van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • 1882-08-16 Pierre H. Ritter Jr, Dutch literary, writer and journalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 1883-01-04 Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
  • 1883-08-30 Theo Van Doesburg [Christian Emil Marie Küpper], Dutch painter and architect (Style), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1883-11-03 Enny Peace [Maria Magdalena Müller], Dutch actress and wife of Eduard Verkade, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1919)
  • 1885-09-10 Johannes de Jong, Dutch clergyman (Roman Catholic as Archbishop of Utrecht, 1936-55), born in Nes, Ameland, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • 1889-02-18 Sybold van Ravesteyn, architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
  • 1889-04-28 Karel Doorman, Dutch rear admiral (Java Sea), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1893-06-19 Adriaan Franciscus Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor and co-founder (Union National Arubano), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1894-08-03 Johan van Maarseveen, Dutch Minister of Justice and Internal minister, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1897-04-16 Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist and composer (Stabat Mater), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • 1898-11-27 Nelly Wagenaar, Dutch pianist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1900-06-07 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet, translator and critic (Garden of Eros), born in Utrecht, the Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1900-07-05 Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands, born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1902-07-18 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Utrecht (d. 1984)
  • 1906-04-18 Clara Eggink, Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1908-05-07 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1909-01-06 Joop Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1911-08-14 Pieter Platteel, Dutch civil servant and last governor Neth New Guinea, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1912-11-16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch author (Gekke Witte), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1917-06-28 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch singer considered one of the 'Great Three' of Dutch cabaret (My Fair Lady), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1918-11-19 Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Dutch astronomer (correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 1922-11-19 Stanley Keith Runcorn, British geophysicist (pioneering studies of paleomagnetism provided early evidence in support of the theory of continental drift), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1925-12-17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider; Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1927-08-23 Dick Bruna, Dutch illustrator (Miffy books), born in Utrecht (d. 2017)
  • 1929-04-02 Frans Andriessen, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA; European Commissioner, 1981-93), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2019)
  • 1930-06-12 Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor artist (KLM-Schiphol), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1931-11-26 Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Archbishop of Utrecht (1983-2007), born in Lisse, Netherlands
  • 1934-04-06 Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (first non-Japanese world champion, Olympic gold 1964), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1938-01-31 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, former Queen of the Netherlands (1980-2013), born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1939-06-06 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • 1943-06-25 Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, Dutch sculptor, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1945-07-16 Jos Stelling, Dutch film director (Pointsman), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1951-12-07 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1952-02-27 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1954-06-12 Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1956-10-04 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1957-07-16 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1958-07-18 Margo Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1960-07-17 Jan Wouters, Dutch football player (Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1963-04-13 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1963-07-06 Edwin Gorter, Dutch soccer player (Lommel/FC Utrecht), born in Den Haag, Netherlands
  • 1964-03-26 Ab Plugboer, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht) and manager, born in Edam, Netherlands
  • 1964-10-14 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • 1964-10-31 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1964-12-24 Marcel van der Net, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • 1966-03-16 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • 1966-12-17 Hans Visser, Dutch soccer player (MVV, FC Utrecht)

Willem-AlexanderWillem-Alexander (55 years old)

1967-04-27 King of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

  • 1967-07-07 Erik van der More, football player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1968-04-17 Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1968-09-25 Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, born in University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1968-12-13 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1969-04-20 Jan van Halst, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1969-06-29 Erik Tammer, American soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1969-10-11 Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, youngest son of Queen Beatrix and Claus von Amsberg, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1970-02-02 Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
  • 1970-10-17 Jean-Paul de Young, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1970-10-30 Suvat Karadag, Turkish soccer player (FC Utrecht), born in Mazgirt, Turkey
  • 1971-05-27 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971-09-27 Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971-10-21 René Ponk, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1971-11-20 Robert Wijnands, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1972-06-12 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC), born in Woerden, Netherlands
  • 1973-04-01 Ferdy Vierklau, Dutch soccer left back (2 caps; FC Utrecht; Ajax), born in Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • 1973-11-29 Dick van Burik, Dutch soccer player (Ajax/NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1975-02-19 Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname-Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1976-01-18 Vincent Polvliet, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1981-10-08 Princess Juliana Edenia Antonia Guillermo, daughter of Princess Christina of the Netherland, born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 0739-11-07 Willibrord [Clemens], 1st bishop of Utrecht/saint 695-739, dies at 81
  • 0754-06-05 Eoda, English speaking bishop of Utrecht, murdered
  • 0784-11-14 Alberik I, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 0917-11-29 Radboud, bishop of Utrecht/Deventer (900-17)/saint, dies
  • 0975-12-27 Balderik, bishop of Utrecht (918-75), dies
  • 0995-05-10 Boudouin, bishop of Utrecht
  • 1010-05-03 Ansfried, 9th bishop of Utrecht (995-1010)/saint, dies at about 69
  • 1026-11-27 Adalbert II, bishop of Utrecht (1010-26), dies
  • 1054-07-19 Bernold[us] Benno/Bernulphus, bishop of Utrecht (1027-54)/saint, dies
  • 1076-04-27 Willem, bishop of Utrecht (1054-76), murderer of earl Floris I, dies
  • 1099-04-14 Conrad, bishop of Utrecht, stabbed to death
  • 1139-06-23 Andries van Kuik, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1150-11-11 Hartbert, bishop of Utrecht (1140-50), dies
  • 1156-01-30 Herman van Horn, bishop of Utrecht (1151/52-56), dies
  • 1178-05-27 Godfried van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1196-04-30 Boudouin II, bishop of Utrecht (1178-96), dies
  • 1212-12-05 Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies
  • 1215-09-01 Otto van Gelre, son of Otto I/earl-elect of Utrecht
  • 1227-07-27 Otto II van Lippe, bishop of Utrecht (1216-27), dies
  • 1267-06-04 Hendrik of Vianden, bishop of Utrecht (1252-67), dies
  • 1301-07-04 Willem II Berthout van Mechelen, bishop of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • 1307-01-13 Arnoud van Foreest, Dom deacon of Utrecht, dies
  • 1309-07-13 Jan I van Nassau, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1317-05-28 Guy van Avesnes/Henegouwen, bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 63
  • 1322-07-20 Frederik II van Sierck, bishop of Utrecht (1317-22), dies
  • 1340-06-01 Jan III van Diest, bishop of Utrecht (1322-40), dies
  • 1371-06-13 Jan V of Virneburg, bishop of Utrecht (Pledge Vollenhove), dies
  • 1378-07-01 Jan I V van Arkel, bishop of Utrecht/Luik, dies
  • 1382-06-09 Philip of Lead, lawyer of Utrecht, dies
  • 1393-04-04 Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1423-10-09 Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies
  • 1433-09-21 Zweder van Kuilenberg, bishop of Utrecht
  • 1455-03-24 Rudolf van Diepholt, bishop/cardinal of Utrecht (1448-55), dies
  • 1473-10-16 Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies
  • 1496-04-16 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
  • 1517-09-24 Frederik IV, of Baden, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1524-04-07 Philip of Burgundy, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1534-07-19 Willem van Enkenvoirt, cardinal/bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 70
  • 1552-01-03 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), dies at 64
  • 1574-03-05 Philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies
  • 1580-08-25 Frederick Schenk van Toutenburg, last archbishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1581-04-03 Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies
  • 1589-10-18 Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • 1590-08-31 Floris Thin, politician/land advocate of Utrecht, dies
  • 1618-09-28 Gilles van Ledenberg, sec of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68

Frederick HenryFrederick Henry (1584-1647)

1647-03-14 Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), dies at 63

  • 1755-08-22 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, dies at 59
  • 1788-02-20 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68
  • 1877-10-16 John Zwijsen, archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 83
  • 1882-09-19 Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67
  • 1892-01-08 John Heykamp, old-catholic archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67
  • 1929-11-18 Henricus van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78
  • 1955-09-08 Johannes de Young, Dutch cardinal and archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 69
  • 1987-12-17 Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87
  • 1987-12-17 Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands, dies at 87
  • 1991-12-05 Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
  • 1992-09-21 (Johan) "Hans" Rosenberg, Dutch astrophysicist, politician (Alderman of Utrecht, 1974-82), and administrator (University of Utrecht, 1984-91), dies of AIDS at 48
  • 1995-03-11 Carel Birnie, found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
  • 2012-03-07 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), dies at 54