Executions · Netherlands

Teenager executed for death of landlady, her corpse sketched by Rembrandt

May 2, 1664 Amsterdam, Netherlands Teenaged killer Elsje Christiaens is executed, then sketched by Rembrandt Christiaens murder was seemingly more self-defense resulting in manslaughter than malicious intent. She had taken up a room while looking for a job as a servant girl, but two weeks later she was still unemployed and her landlady demanded rent.… Continue reading Teenager executed for death of landlady, her corpse sketched by Rembrandt

Netherlands · Political · Religion

Film-maker murdered for making movie criticizing Islam

November 2, 2004 Amsterdam, Netherlands Theo Van Gogh is shot, stabbed, and has a note stabbed to his chest Van Gogh had worked on a short film called Submission which criticized the treatment of women in Islam. Mohammed Bouyeri, who allegedly has ties to the Dutch Islamist Hofstad Network, gunned down Van Gogh as he… Continue reading Film-maker murdered for making movie criticizing Islam

Netherlands · Political

Brothers Killed, Canibalized in Revolution 

August 20, 1672 The Hague, Holland, Dutch Republic Brothers Johan and Cornelis de Witt are lynched and mutilated Cornelis de Witt had been Grand Pensionary (similar to a Prime Minister) of Holland during a time of revolution. Seen as a traitor to the newly appointed King William III, he first survived an assassination attempt in… Continue reading Brothers Killed, Canibalized in Revolution