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The Revolutionary Committee of the Batavian Republic
was formed on 17 January 1795, when revolution broke out in The Netherlands against the regime of prince William V of Orange. The Dutch army was defeated by the French, and the French were seen as liberators. William V fled to Great Britain
Great Britain or Britain is an island situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world, and the largest European island, as well as the largest of the British Isles...
. Many refugees could return home. They had to flee out of the Netherlands after the Prussian invasion on behalf of prince William V in 1787. The presidents of the Revolutionary Committee acted as heads of state of the Netherlands (only recognized by France).
Dutch Heads of state in 1795
17 January 1795 - 6 February 1795
- Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck
Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck , Lord of Nyenhuis, Peckedam and Gellicum, was a Dutch politician of the Batavian Republic and an investor in the Holland Land Company....
- Wijbo Fijnje
- Pieter Paulus