List of Grand Pensionaries

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following is a list of Grand pensionaries of Holland, Zeeland and the Batavian Republic. During the time of the Dutch Republic, the Grand Pensionary was the most prominent member of the government. Though officially only a civil servant of the Estates, the Grand Pensionary was the de facto leader of the entire republic, second only to the stadtholder, and often served in a capacity similar to that of today's prime ministers.

Holland[edit]

In the Seventeen Provinces[edit]

Grand Pensionaries of the province of Holland during the time of the Seventeen Provinces:

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Barthout van Assendelft
(ca. 1440–1502)
1480 1489
Jan Bouwensz
(ca. 1452–1514)
1489 1494
Barthout van Assendelft
(ca. 1440–1502)
1494 1497
Frans Coebel van der Loo
(ca. 1470–1532)
1500 1513
Albrecht van Loo
(ca. 1470–1532)
1513 1524
AertVanDerGoes.jpg Aert van der Goes
(1475–1545)
May
1525
January
1544
AdriaenvanderGoes.jpg Adriaen van der Goes
(ca. 1505-1560)
30 January
1544
5 November
1560
Jacob van den Eynde
(ca. 1515-1570)
1560 1568

In the Dutch Republic[edit]

Holland formally adopted the Act of Abjuration in 1581 to become a province in the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. Grand Pensionaries of the province of Holland during the time of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands:


  Unknown/neutral
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Buys.jpg Paulus Buys
(1531–1594)
1572 16 March
1584
Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt.jpg Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
(1547–1619)
16 March
1586
12 May
1619
Andries de Witt
(1573–1637)
12 May
1619
1621
Anthonie Duyck
(1560–1629)
1621 1629
Jacob Cats by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt.jpg Jacob Cats
(1577–1660)
1629 1631
Adriaan Pauw (1585-1653).jpg Adriaan Pauw
(1585–1653)
1631 1636
Jacob Cats by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt.jpg Jacob Cats
(1577–1660)
1636 1651
Adriaan Pauw (1585-1653).jpg Adriaan Pauw
(1585–1653)
1651 30 July
1653
Adriaen Hanneman 001.jpg Johan de Witt
(1625–1672)
30 July
1653
4 August
1672
Gaspar Fagel.jpg Gaspar Fagel
(1634–1688)
20 August
1672
5 December
1688
TenHove.jpg Michiel ten Hove
(1640–1689)
5 December
1688
24 March
1689
Anthonie Heinsius.JPG Anthonie Heinsius
(1641–1720)
27 May
1689
3 August
1720
Hoornbeek.jpg Isaac van Hoornbeek
(1655–1727)
12 September
1720
17 June
1727
Simon van Slingelandt (1664-1736).jpg Simon van Slingelandt
(1664–1736)
17 July
1727
1 December
1736
Anthonie van der Heim.jpg Anthonie van der Heim
(1693–1746)
4 April
1737
7 July
1746
Willem Buys.jpg Willem Buys
(1661–1749)
7 July
1746
23 September
1746
JacobGilles.jpg Jacob Gilles
(1691–1765)
23 September
1747
18 June
1749
56 Pieter Steyn, Raadpensionaris, 1706-1772.jpg Pieter Steyn
(1706–1772)
18 June
1749
5 November
1772
Portret van Pieter van Bleiswijk (1724-90), raadpensionaris van Holland Rijksmuseum SK-A-4336.jpeg Pieter van Bleiswijk
(1724–1790)
18 June
1772
5 November
1787
LPvdSpiegel.jpg Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel
(1736–1800)
9 November
1787
9 February
1795


Zeeland[edit]

Grand Pensionaries of the province of Zeeland during the time of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands:

  Unknown/neutral
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office
Christoffel Roels
(1540–1597)
3 July
1578
18 May
1597
Johan van de Warck
(died 1615)
25 March
1599
24 November
1614
Bonifacius de Jonge
(1567–1625)
18 February
1615
June
1625
Johan Boreel
(1577–1629)
28 October
1625
1 November
1629
Boudewijn de Witte 19 February
1630
23 March
1641
Cornelis Adriaansz. Stavenisse
(1595–1649)
19 April
1641
28 May
1649
DeBrune.png Johan de Brune
(1589–1658)
16 August
1649
7 November
1658
Adriaan Veth
(1608–1663)
29 November
1658
25 November
1663
Pieterdehuybert.jpg Pieter de Huybert
(1622–1697)
19 March
1664
9 October
1687
Jacob Verheije
(1640–1718)
10 October
1687
16 August
1718
Caspar van Citters.jpg Caspar van Citters
(1674–1734)
28 November
1718
28 September
1734
Dignus Francois Keetlaer
(1674–1750)
2 November
1734
23 March
1750
Johan Pieter Recxstoot
(1701–1756)
31 May
1751
31 January
1756
Jacob du Bon
(c. 1695–1760)
3 January
1757
1 June
1760
Wilhem van Citters (1723-1802).jpg Wilhem van Citters
(1723–1802)
15 December
1760
25 May
1766
Adriaan Steengracht
(1731–1770)
26 May
1766
6 May
1770
Johan Marinus Chalmers
(1720–1796)
13 August
1770
12 May
1785
LPvdSpiegel.jpg Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel
(1737–1800)
22 September
1785
24 April
1788
Willem Arnoud van Citters (1741-1811).jpg Willem Aarnoud van Citters
(1741–1811)
25 April
1788
1795

Batavian Republic[edit]

Grand Pensionaries of the Batavian Republic:

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Faction
Schimmelpenninck.jpg Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck
(1761–1825)
15 May
1805
4 June
1806
Moderate
Carel de Vos van Steenwijk (1759-1830) 2.jpg Carel de Vos van Steenwijk
(1759–1830)
4 June
1806
18 June
1806
Federalist

See also[edit]