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Thursday, February 15, 2007

1568 - The entire population of the Netherlands - three million people - was sentenced to death by the Roman Catholic Church for heresy; see Eighty Years' War.

This lovely entry in the 16 February is, of course, completely unsupported in the current version of the article. Did the Pope excommunicate the 17 provinces, and condemn the inhabitants to death? I don't know, though I think it possible and even likely.

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