OLDENBARNEVELT Yan Wang (Oldenbarnevelt Jan van)( Dutch statesman.)
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Biography OLDENBARNEVELT Yan Wang (Oldenbarnevelt Jan van)
Born in Amersfoort September 14, 1547. He studied at Louvain, Bourges and Heidelberg. In 1586 he was appointed state attorney (in fact the Prime Minister) Holland. In 1602 took part in the establishment of the Dutch East India Company. Collaborated with Bezirksstatthalter Holland Maurice of Nassau, but broke with him in opinion concerning a so-called. Twelve-year truce with Spain (1609), which concluded against the wishes Bezirksstatthalter. Subsequently Oldenbarnevelt took part in the religious disputes orthodox Calvinists (gomaristov) and remonstrantov (Arminians). August 4, 1617 held a so-called. 'strong resolution', which rejected the plans of the States General to convene the synod Calvinist church to defeat Arminians, and urged magistrates Dutch cities are urgently recruiting detachments emergency forces. Oldenbarnevelta Party was defeated, and he was arrested on August 29, 1618, accused of 'endangering state religion and politics', and executed in The Hague on May 13, 1619. Decision of the Synod of Dordrecht (1619) Arminianism been convicted, many of his followers had to leave the country.