What Happened on August 20, 1672

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

Former Grand Pensionary of Holland Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis de Witt, Dutch statesman (Chatham), lynched at 49

Johan de WittJohan de Witt (1625-1672)

Dutch statesman and Grand Pensionary of Holland (1653-72), lynched at 46

1672 Highlights

About August 20, 1672

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 350 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo