Hendrik Jacobus Jut (1 Viewer)


Hendrik Jacobus Jut

Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery
Number of victims: 2
Date of murder: December 13, 1872
Date of arrest: April 1875
Date of birth: July 19, 1851
Victim profile: Th. van der Kouwen-ten Cate, and her maid Leentje Beeloo
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Status: Sentenced to life in prison in 1876. Died in prison on June 12, 1878

Hendrik Jut (July 19, 1851 – June 12, 1878) was a murderer from The Hague. He killed two people and gained notoriety in the country comparable to Lizzie Borden in the United States or William Palmer in Britain.

He has become a part of Dutch folk culture and a carnival "strength tester" called the "Kop van Jut" (Head of Jut, hitting a block with a large mallet, causing a bell to be rung if the blow is powerful enough) is said to be named after him. His head was kept in a jar and was long on display in an anatomical museum attached to Groningen University but apparently was discarded after the bottle started leaking. There is however a cast of his head still extant.

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