Andries de Witt

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Andries de Witt (16 June 1573, Dordrecht - 26 November 1637, Dordrecht) was Grand Pensionary of Holland between 1619 and 1621. He was the successor of Johan van Oldebarnevelt, who had been executed in 1619.

Andries de Witt was a member of the old Dutch patrician family De Witt. He was the oldest son of Johanna Heijmans and Cornelis Fransz de Witt (1545-1622), 16-fold burgomaster of Dordrecht. He was the uncle of Cornelis de Witt and Johan de Witt, Grand Pensionary from 1652 to 1672, who were sons of his youngest brother Jacob de Witt. Andries married Elizabeth van den Honert in 1604, with whom he had 10 children.

Political offices
Preceded by
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
as Land's Advocate
Grand Pensionary of Holland
Succeeded by
Anthonie Duyck