1795-1806 Batavian Republic - The proclamation of the Batavian Republic in 1795 brought an end - after over two centuries - to the once glorious Dutch Republic. The new state was a virtual satellite of France and stood for the ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, fraternity. --- By Joostik - Eigen werk, CC BY-SA 3.0
Many people think that the Netherlands was predominantly Protestant or Dutch Reformed, and that Catholics were a minority. While that may have been true for the country as a whole, there are several areas where almost everyone was Catholic.