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Hans de Witte (1583–1630) was a German financier who was the main financial backer of Albrecht von Wallenstein's army during the Thirty Years War. After Wallenstein was dismissed by Ferdinand II, de Witte committed suicide.[1] Wallenstein was dismissed on August 26 1630, De Witte committed suicide on August 28 1630 and couldn't possible have heard the news.[2] De Witte had become very wealthy in partnership with Wallenstein. Unable to service loans his credit rating dropped and other financiers avoided him . Wallenstein replied to his pleas by demanding immediately 20,000 gulden for the monthly upkeep of his court. De Witte thre himself down his well. On receiving the news Wallenstein sent a team to salvage any assets.[3]

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