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August 20, 1672 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

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

Deaths in History

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

Johan de Witt

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

1672 in History