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First posted on November 9th 2002, last revised on December 19th 2006






External Links : Biographies related to Dutch History

For links on general biographical sources, go to Biographies Main Page

Biographical Archive of the BeNeLux Countries, online bibliography posted by Saur Verlag, lists 123 titles of compendia containing biographies
Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland (Biographical Dictionary of the Netherlands, 1850-2000), posted by ING, in Dutch (1863 short biographies)
Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland (Digital Women's Lexicon of the Netherlands)
The Museum van de Vaderlandse Geschiedenis (Univ. Nijmegen) lists a considerable number of biographies, some in both English and Dutch, mostly only in Dutch
Hoofdstukken uit de Vaderlandse Geschiedenis (Main Themes of Netherlands' History), click Hoofdlijn, Korte Levensbeschrijvingen (main line; brief biographies), in Dutch; .
Staatshoofden der Nederlanden (Netherlands' heads of state), from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis (Survey Fatherlands' History), in Dutch, 21 biographies
Biografisch Archief, from Parlementair Documentatie Centrum, has biographies of all ministers, members of parliament since 1814, in Dutch; via search engine; Ministers 1814-1840, 1840-1848, Cabinet 1848-1872, 1872-1888, 1888-1918, Interbellum 1918-1940, London Cabinets 1940-1945, Cabinets 1945-1959, 1959-1971, 1971-1982, 1982-1994, 1994-2002; official site, in Dutch; with name indices leading to individual biographies
World Statesmen : Netherlands, by Ben Cahoon; not biographies, but lists of kings, prime ministers etc, since the 18th century
Leaders of the Netherlands, from ZPC, since 1940
Regeringsleiders van de Nederlanden, by Dirk van Duyvenbode, since 1581, in Dutch; De Geschiedenis van Nederland, list of counts of Holland, stadholders of the Netherlands etc., with brief Dutch-language biographies
De Graven van Holland (the Counts of Holland), Dutch language site
Genealogical Table of the House of Nassau, includes Orange-Nassau, in Dutch, posted by Daktari
Dutch Monarchs, by Robert Warholm, in English
Raadsherenbuurt, list of Dutch-language biographies of pensionaries (raadspensionarissen) of Holland
Wer war wer im Dreissigjaehrigen Krieg ? (Who was who in the 30 Years War ?), German language, illustrated, extensive biographies
Who is Who : Netherlands, from firstworldwar.com, 3 English language biographies
Dutchmen in World War II, from Go2War2.nl, in Dutch, 4 biographies
OeH : Oekumenisches Heiligenlexikon (Ecumenical Lexicon of Saints), Netherlands index; in German; click "orte", "Niederlande"
Biografier : Nederlandene (26), Utrecht (21), from Kirken i Norge, in Norwegian
Encyclopedie van Hollandse Heiligen, from Mohamed El-Fers, in Dutch
Art-istocracy of the Past, collection of scans of paintings featuring royalty; Holland/the Netherlands
Dutch Artists and Works, from VADA
Index of Netherlands' Painters, from Olga's Gallery, 18 entries
Mathematicians born in the Netherlands, from Mac Tutor
G.J. van Bork, P.J. Verkruijsse, De Nederlandse en Vlaamse Auteurs (Dutch and Flemish Authors), a collection of online biographical entries in Dutch language
P.G. Witsen Geysbeek, Biographisch, Anthologisch en Critisch Woordenbook der Nederduitsche Dichters (1821-1827, 6 parts) online edition, in Dutch
Olanda, from Antenati, Dizionario degli autori Europei, in Italian, 43 entries
Project Egodocuments at Erasmus University, Rotterdam; has huge lists of pre-1814 authors and travellers who wrote in the Netherlands
Bronnen voor Vrouwengeschiedenis op het IISG : Nederlandse Gids, Personen, in Dutch (57 biographies of Dutch feminists)
Knights of the Golden Fleece : House of Burgundy, 1430-1473, in French
Biographies, from absolute facts, in Dutch; extensive on German WW II generals (and their treatment of occupied countries, especially the Netherlands)
Persons from the Netherlands, from Who Named it ?, 37 entries
Wazamar Genealogie in de Nederlanden (Genealogy in the Low Countries), in Dutch
Printed Reference : Biographies related to Dutch History

Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland (Biographic Dictionary of the Netherlands), Vol.1, ed. J. Charite et al., 's-Gravenhage : Nijhoff 1979 (an issue complementary to the standard biographies (van der Aa and NNBW); mainly containing biographies of persons who deceased after 1910)
T.J. Bezemer (ed.), Beknopte Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch Oost-Indie (Shortened Encyclopaedia of Netherlands East India), 's-Gravenhage/Leiden : Nijhoff/Brill 1921


Medieval Territories, until 1384 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands The Netherlands before the Burgundians

Baldwin, brother of Godfrey of Bouillon, Ist King of crusader Jerusalem, -1118
... from EB 1911, poor web edition, 62 lines
Baldwin, the IXth Count of Flanders and Ist Latin Emperor of Byzantium, 1175-1205
... from infoplease
Bouillon, Godfrey of, Walloon crusader, Duke of Lower Lorraine, c.1058-1100
... from infoplease, 12 lines
Groote, Geert , 1340-1384, Saint
... from BBKL, in German, 11 lines; . from Klosterkirchberg, in German, 12 lines; . from Yahoo Encyclopedie, in French, 7 lines
Holland, Floris van Count of Holland, 1256-1296
... from W. Slager, in Dutch, illustrated, 125 lines
Holland, Willem van (Ger.: Wilhelm von Holland), Roman-German King, 1227-1256
... genealogical data, from mittelalter-genealogie.de, in German
Maerlant, Jacob van, c.1235-1300, Flemish poet
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, poor web edition, 36 lines
Ruysbroeck, Jan van, 1293-1381, priest and writer
... from Klosterkirchberg, in German, 7 lines
Ruysbroeck, Willem van (Ger.: Wilhelm von Rubruk; Lat. Wilhelmus Rubruquis; Eng. : William of Rubruck), c.1210-c.1270, monk, envoy of the Pope and the King of France to the Great Khan
... from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912 edition, 39 lines; . William of Rubruck's Account of the Mongols, posted by Silk Road Seattle; . Reisen und Abenteuer. Unterhaltsame Übersicht deutschsprachiger Reiseberichte über China und Tibet von den Anfängen der Geschichte bis 1949.(Travels and adventures. Entertaining survey of German-language travelogues on China and Tibet, from the beginnings to 1949); scroll down for Wilhelm von Rubruk; in German

Burgundian Period, 1384-1506 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands 1384-1515

Charles the Bold (Dt.: Karel de Stoute, Fr.: Charles le Temeraire, Ger. : Karl der Kühne), Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477
... from infoplease, 19 lines; . from EB 1911, poor web edition, 109 lines; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 22 lines
Comines, Philippe de, (Commines, Commynes) 1447-1511, Burgundian chronist
... from infoplease, 8 lines
Desiderius Erasmus (Erasmus of Rotterdam), 1466-1536
... from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 147 lines; . from esaopa, 39 lines
Eyck, Jan van, Flemish painter, 1390-1441
... from Olga's Gallery, 15 lines
John the Fearless (Fr.: Jean sans Peur), Duke of Burgundy, 1371-1419
... from EB 1911, poor web edition, incomplete text, 46 lines
Mary of Burgundy (Dt.: Maria van Boergondie), Duchess, 1457-1482
... from infoplease, 16 lines; . from EB 1911, 27 lines; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 25 lines
Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, 1342-1404
... from EB 1911, poor web edition, 82 lines
Philip the Fair (Filips de Schone), 1478-1506, Duke of Burgundy, since 1504 also King of Castile
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 18 lines
Philip the Good (Fr. Philippe le Bon; Dt. Filips de Goede) 1396-1497
... from infoplease, 16 lines; . from EB 1911, poor web edition, 76 lines; . from Maurice & Tonya, in Dutch, 38 lines; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 48 lines
Pisan, Christine de, Renaissance writer, c.1364-c.1430
... from Distinguished Women of Past and Present, 25 lines
Weyden, Rogier van der, Flemish painter, c.1400-1464
... from Euro Art Gallery, 20 lines; . from Olga's Gallery, illustrations of his paintings

Habsburg Period, 1506-1579 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands 1515-1579

Adrian VI., Pope (Adriaan Florensz.), 1459-1523
... from infoplease, 5 lines; . from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907 edition, 66 lines
Alva, Duke of (Alba, Fernando Alvarez de Toledo), stadholder
... from UCL, 7 lines; . from infoplease, 13 lines
Beza, Theodore de, Walloon theologian, 1519-1605
... from RSGLH, 117 lines; . from infoplease
Brederode, Hendrik van (Henry of), Dutch nobleman, 1531-1568
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, 15 lines
Bres, Guy de (Guido de Bray) 1522-1567, Calvinist preacher and martyr
... from BBKL, in German, 11 lines
Breughel, Pieter, the Elder, Flemish painter, c.1525-1569
... from Web Gallery of Art, 75 lines, illustrated
Charles V. (Dt. : Karel V.), Emperor, 1500-1558
... from infoplease; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 51 lines; from Deutsche Geschichte - das Jahrtausend, illustrated, in German, 94 lines
Egmont, Lamoral Count of , 1522-1568, Dutch nobleman, Dutch delegate to King Philip II., dubbed by him "Gueux" (beggar)
... from Encyclopedia Britannica 1911 edition, 75 lines; . from Famous Belgians, 14 lines; . from Catholic Encyclopedia, 46 lines; . from infoplease; . from UCL, 6 lines
Granvelle, Antoine Perrenot de, 1517-1586, Cardinal and statesman
... from infoplease, 11 lines
Hoorn, Philippe de Montmorency, Count of (Horn, Hoorne), 1518-1568, Dutch nobleman, Dutch delegate to King Philip II., dubbed by him "Gueux" (beggar)
... from infoplease, 6 lines; . from UCL, 5 lines
Kenau, Simon Hasselaers, women who lead group of armed women who fought Spanish at Haarlem in 1572
... from IISG, from vrouwengeschiedenis.nl, in Dutch
Laski, Johannes (Johannes/Jan a/John of Lasco), Polish Calvinist, founder of the Calvinist exile community at Emden
... from Lutherstadt Wittenberg, telegram style, 25 lines
Louis of Nassau (Dt.: Lodewijk van N., Ger,: Ludwig von N.), nobleman and military commander, 1538-1574
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, 33 lines
Margaret of Parma, 1522-1586, stadholder of the Netherlands 1559-1567
... from infoplease, 11 lines; . from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, 17 lines
Maximilian, 1459-1519, husband of Mary of Burgundy, Holy Roman Emperor
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 edition, poor web edition, 94 lines
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598, Flemish Cartographer
... from infoplease, 7 lines
Requesens, Luis de Zuniga y, 1528-1576, Spanish general
... from infoplease, 10 lines
Simonsz, Menno (Simonszoon, Simons), 1496-1561, Dutch Anabaptist leader
... from menno.org, 51 lines; . from infoplease, . from Menno Simons Historical Society of Canada, illustrated, 412 lines
Wier, Johannes (Weyer), 1515-1588, early critic of the witchhunt
... from Arneym, in Dutch, illustrated, with further links, 43 lines

The Dutch Revolt 1579-1609 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands 1579-1609

Arminius, Jacobus (Jacob Hermanzoon, in some Engl. sources : Arminius, James), 1560-1609, Calvinist theologian
... from infoplease, 13 lines; . from Grace Online Library, 297 lines; . article Arminianism, from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1907 edition, 100 lines; . The Works of James Arminius, posted by Wesley Center Online; . from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, illustrated, in English, 20 lines
Barentsz., Willem, Dutch arctic explorer, looked for the North East Passage, 1550-1597
... from Barents Group, 19 lines, illustrated
Clusius, Carolus, 1526-1609, botanist
... from florissa.com, in English
Elzevier, L., printer and publisher, 1542-1617
... from Antenati, in Italian, 16 lines
Farnese, Allessandro (Alexander F.), Duke of Parma and Piacenza; stadholder
... from infoplease
Gomarus, Franciscus, 1563-1641, Calvinist theologian
... from biography.com, 5 lines
Houtman, Cornelis de, 1540-1599, Dutch navigator, first to lead an expedition to the East Indies
... from Discoverer's web index letter h, scroll down; 3 lines
Hudson, Henry, c.1570-c.1611, English discoverer in the service of the Dutch
... by Ian Chadwick, very detailed; . from Half Moon Press, 88 lines
Janszoon, Willem, V.O.C. navigator, discovered Australia in 1606
... Duyfken Website (the ship Janszoon commanded when he discovered Australia)
Linschoten, Jan Huygen van, Dutch navigator, 1563-1611
... from overtornea, 47 lines
Marnix, Filips van, Heer van Aldegonde, 1540-1598, Dutch patriot, credited with having written the text to 'Wilhelmus', the Neth/ National Anthem
... from Hoofdstukken uit de Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 20 lines
Noort, Olivier van, Dutch navigator, circumnavigated the globe 1598-1600
... from Hollaendische Seefahrer des 17. Jahrhunderts, in German, 9 lines
Spilbergen, Joris, Dutch navigator, defeated a Spanish fleet in 1615 near Arequipa
... from Hollaendische Seefahrer des 17. Jahrhunderts, in German, 9 lines
Stevin, Simon, 1548-1620, Dutch engineer and mathematician
... from infoplease, 5 lines; . from Homepage Jan de Vries, 28 lines; . from Catholic Encyclopedia, 72 lines; . from Mac Tutor, 18 lines; . by Ad Davidse, posts some of Stevin's publications, in Dutch, illustrated, extensive
William I., the Silent (Dt.: Willem de Zwijger), 1533-1584, stadholder
... posted by G. Brown (from E. Britannica), 176 lines; . from infoplease; . Wilhelmus van Nassauwe, from De Wilhelmus site, on the Dutch national anthem, in Dutch; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 43 lines

Golden Age, 1609-1672 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands 1609-1648, Haven for Refugees, First Era of Liberty

Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, Dutch cartographer
... from infoplease, 6 lines
Buys, Paulus, Raadspensionaris of Holland, 1531-1594
.. from Raadsherenbuurt, in Dutch, 107 lines
Coen, Jan Pieterszoon, VOC administrator, founder of Batavia, 1587-1630
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, poor web edition, 16 lines; . from VOC Kenniscentrum, in Dutch, 111 lines; . from Golden Circle, in English, 6 lines
Comenius, Jan Amos (John Amos; Komenski, Jan Amos), 1592-1670, Czech scholar, father of educational science, religious refugee
... from infoplease, 10 lines; . from the history of education and childhood, links
Crijnssen, Abraham, Dutch admiral, conqueror of Suriname
... by G. Bruyneel, 41 lines
Frederik Hendrik, stadholder, 1584-1647
... from J. de Bruin, in Dutch, 28 lines; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 22 lines
Grotius, Hugo (Dt. Hugo de Groot, Huig de Groot), 1583-1645, law scholar, regarded the father of international law
... from Acton Institute, 30 lines, illustrated; . from Univ. Saarbruecken, in English, timetable style, 33 lines; . from Cethegus, in German, illustrated, 26 lines; . from infoplease, in English, 16 lines; from ORST, in English, illustrated, 111 lines; . from SBH, scan, in Swedish; . links to H.G., De Jure Belli et Pacis, posted ny Wei Wilson Chen
Hals, Frans, 1580-1666, Dutch painter
... from Olga's Gallery, 28 lines; . from Web Gallery of Art, 83 lines, illustrated
Heyn, Pieter Pieterszoon (Hein), 1578-1629, Dutch Navigator
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, poor web edition, 43 lines; . from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 28 lines
Hondius, Henricus (Hendrik), 1597-1651, Dutch cartographer
... from Castle Fine Arts Artists Bios, illustrated, 6 lines
Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695, Dutch scientists
... from History of the Scientific Revolution Webpage, in English, 51 lines; . from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, poor web edition, 125 lines; . from Titan Homepage, 14 lines; . from Stargazer Online, 83 lines; . from infoplease, 7 lines
Huygens, Constantijn, 1596-1687, Dutch poet
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, poor web edition, 66 lines
Johan Maurits (John Maurice of Nassau-Siegen), 1604-1679, colonial governor
... from Famous Americans, 30 lines; . from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, 37 lines
Leeghwater, Jan Adriaensz, 1575-1654, Dutch water engineer
... from Golden Circle, in English, 3 lines; . from Haarlems Dagblad, in Dutch, 290 lines
le Maire, Jacob, 1585-1616, Dutch discoverer
... from Hollaendische Seefahrer des 17. Jh., in German, 18 lines
Maurice, Prince, of Nassau (Dt.: Prins Maurits van Nassau), 1567-1625
... from infoplease, in English, 16 lines; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 51 lines
van Oldenbarneveldt, Johan, 1547-1619, Raadspensionaris of the Estates of Holland, leading statesman during the Dutch Revolt
... from infoplease, in English, 17 lines; . from Raadsherenbuurt, in Dutch, 161 lines
Pauw, Adriaan, raadspensionaris of Holland, 1581-1653
... from Raadsherenbuurt, in Dutch, 122 lines
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, painter
... from Gallery Art Selection, 70 lines; . from Olga's Gallery,
Riebeeck, Jan Anthonisz., 1619-1677, V.O.C. official, founder of Kaapstad/Cape Town
... from History of Culemborg, in Dutch, 8 lines; . by Paul Niester (links to English, German language sites); . from Genealogische Verkenningen, in Dutch, 13 lines; . by Louis Engelbrecht, in Afrikaans, 33 lines, illustrated; . from Absolute Facts, in Dutch, 22 lines; . from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 20 lines
de Ruyter, Michiel Adriaenszoon, 1607-1676, Admiral
... from deruyter.org, in Dutch, 153 lines, illustrated; from infoplease, in English, 8 lines; . from Golden Circle, in English, 5 lines
Schouten, Cornelis Willem van, 1580-1625, Dutch discoverer
... from Hollaendische Seefahrer des 17. Jh., in German, 18 lines
de Spinoza, Baruch (Benedictus), 1632-1677, philosopher of Portuguese Jewish ancestry
... by R.W. Meijer, in English, 200 lines
Stuyvesant, Peter, W.I.C. official, governor of New Netherlands and the Dutch West Indies, c.1610-1672
... from infoplease, 11 lines; . from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 34 lines
Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603-1659, Dutch discoverer
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 120 lines; . from Hollaendische Seefahrer des 17. Jh., in German, 15 lines; . from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines
Tromp, Cornelis, Admiral
... from infoplease, 5 lines
Tromp, Maarten Harpertszoon, Dutch Admiral, 1597-1653
... from infoplease, 10 lines Vermeer, Jan, 1632-1675, painter
... from about Vermeer, detailed; . from Olga's Gallery; . from Euro Art Gallery, 7 lines
Vondel, Joost van den, Dutch writer, 1587-1679
... from infoplease
Willem II. (William II.), stadholder, 1626-1650
... from Encycloaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, 18 lines, incomplete; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 11 lines
de Witt, Johan, Raadspensionaris of the Estates of Holland (statesman) and mathematician, 1625-1673
... many links from geometry.net; . . biography, from Mac Tutor, in English; . from Raadsherenbuurt, in Dutch, 123 lines

The Decline of the Dutch Republic, 1672-1787 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands William III., 1672-1702, Second Era of Liberty, 1702-1747, William IV. and V., 1748-1787

Beuningen, Coenraad van, 1622-1693, raadspensionaris van Holland
... from Raadsherenbuurt, in Dutch, 59 lines
Bleiswijk, Pieter van, 1724-1790, raadspensionaris van Holland
... from Regeringsleiders van de Bederlanden, by Dirk van Duyvenbode, in Dutch, 2 lines
Brunswijk, Lodewijk Ernst van (Ger.: Ludwig-Ernst von Braunschweig-Wolfenbuettel), 1718-1788, from 1759 to 1766 regent
... from De Geschiedenis van Nederland, by Dirk van Duyvenbode, in Dutch, scroll down, 4 lines
Coehoorn, Menno van, Dutch military commander and administrator, 1641-1704
... from Dood in Nederland, a Dutch language site on graves of the famous
Haren, Onno Zwier van, 1713-1779, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 41 lines
Heinsius, Anthonie, Raadspensionaris of Holland, 1641-1720
... from Regeringsleiders van de Bederlanden, by Dirk van Duyvenbode, in Dutch, scroll down, 3 lines
Langendijk, Pieter, 1683-1756, Dutch writer
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 28 lines
Roggeveen, Jacob, 1659-1729, Dutch discoverer
... from Hollaendische Seefahrer des 17. Jh., in German, 14 lines
Slingelandt, Simon van, 1664-1736, raadspensionaris of Holland
... from Raadsherenbuurt, in Dutch, 135 lines
Steyn, Pieter, 1706-1772, raadspensionaris van Holland
... from Regeringsleiders van de Nederlanden, by Dirk van Duyvenbode, in Dutch, scroll down, 3 lines
Willem III. (William III., of Orange), 1650-1702, stadholder since 1672, King of England etc. since 1689
... from infoplease; . from Orange Pages, 23 lines, Ulster protestant perspective; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 31 lines
Willem IV., 1711-1751, stadholder
... from De Geschiedenis van Nederland by Dirk van Duyvenbode, in Dutch, scroll down, 13 lines; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 32 lines
Willem V., 1748-1806, stadholder
... from De Geschiedenis van Nederland by Dirk van Duyvenbode, in Dutch, scroll down, 23 lines; . from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 41 lines
Witsen, Nicolaes, 1641-1717, burghermaster of Amsterdam
... from Marion H. Peters, in Dutch, extensive

From the Patriots' Revolution to the Kingdom of Holland ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands Patriots, 1787, Batavian Republic, 1795-1806, Kingdom of Holland, 1806-1813

Bilderdijk, Willem, 1756-1831, Dutch writer
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 77 lines
Capellen tot den Poll, Johan Derk van der (Joan Derk ..), -1784, Dutch patriot
... from Geschiedenis van Overijssel, in Dutch, 27 lines
Daendels Herman Willem, 1762-1818, Dutch statesman
... from Historisch Centrum Overijssel, in Dutch, 19 lines
Louis Napoleon, 1778-1846, from 1806 to 1810 King of Holland
... from De Geschiedenis van Nederland, by Dirk van Duyvenbode, in Dutch, 11 lines; from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 39 lines
Schimmelpenninck, Rutger Jan, 1761-1825, Raadspensionaris

19th Century, 1815-1914 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands 1815-1830, 1830-1848, 1848-1870, 1870-1914

Asser, Tobias Michael Carel, 1838-1913, winner of the 1911 Nobel Peace Prize
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 90 lines
Beets, Nicolaas, 1814-1903, Dutch writer
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines
Dekker, Eduard Douwes, see under Multatuli
Domela Nieuwenhuis, Ferdinand, 1846-1919, Dutch socialist
... from Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis Museum, in Dutch, extensive, illustrated; . from Movement for Anarchy (tendentious site), in English, illustrated, 79 lines plus bibliography
Donker Curtius, Dirk, 1792-1863, Dutch statesman
Drucker, Wilhelmina Elizabeth (W.E. Lensink) 1847-1925, Dutch feminist and journalist
... from Hoofdstukken uit de Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 27 lines
Emma, 1858-1934, Queen, 1890-1898 regent
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 10 lines
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890, Dutch painter
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 15 lines
Heemskerk Azn., Jan , 1818-1897, Dutch statesman
Heutsz, Johannes Benedictus van, 1851-1924, military commander
... from Hoofdstukken uit de Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 38 lines
t'Hoff, Jacobus Henricus van, 1852-1911, winner of the 1901 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 163 lines
Hogendorp, Gijsbert Karel van, 1762-1834, Dutch statesman
Kamerlingh-Onnes, Heike, 1853-1926, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Physics ... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 126 lines
Kuyper, Abraham, 1837-1920, Dutch statesman
... links from CCEL; . biography from Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia (scan), in English, 36 lines; . from Acton OInstitute, 28 lines
Lely, Cornelis, 1854-1929, Dutch water engineer
... from Nieuw Land Poldermuseum, in Dutch, illustrated, 74 lines; . from Zeeuws Archief, in Dutch, 9 lines; . from Golden Circle, in English, 4 lines
Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon, 1853-1928, winner of 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 114 lines
Multatuli (Eduard Douwes Dekker), 1820-1887, Dutch anticolonial writer
... from Multatuli Museum, in English, extensive, illustrated; . from Antenati, in Italian, 7 lines; . from Books and Writers, 85 lines, bibliography
... P.J. Veth, Multatuli versus Droogstoppel, Slijmering en Co., posted by Paul van der Velde, in Dutch, extensive
... Multatuli Online, from discovery planet, in Dutch, links
Pannekoek, Anton, 1873-1960, communist theorist
... from Leksikon af det 21. aarhundrere, in Danish, illustrated, 71 lines
Philips, Anton, Dutch entrepreneur, 1874-1951
... from infoplease, in English, 7 lines; . from biography.com, in English, 5 lines
Philips, Gerard Leonard Frederik , 1858-..., Dutch entrepreneur
Pierson, Nicolaas Gerard, 1839-1909, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 21 lines
Snouck Hurgronje, Christiaan, 1857-1936, Dutch philologist
Thorbecke, Jan Rudolf, 1798-1872, Dutch statesman
... from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, poor web edition, 69 lines; . from infoplease, 6 lines; . from Hoofdstukken uit de Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines
Troelstra, Pieter Jelles, 1860-1930, Dutch socialist politician
... from IISG, in English, 11 lines; . from Hoofdstukken uit de Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines
Waals, Johannes Diderik van der, 1837-1923, winner of the 1910 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 133 lines
Wilhelmina, 1880-1962, Queen
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 36 lines
Willem I., 1772-1843, King
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 25 lines
Willem II., 1792-1849, King
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 21 lines
Willem III., 1817-1890, King
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 37 lines
Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943, winner of 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 175 lines

World War I to World War II, 1914-1945 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands 1914-1918, 1918-1929, 1929-1940, 1940-1945

Brauchitsch, Walter von, 1881-1948, commander in chief of the German army 1938-1941, in charge of the wars against Poland, Denmark-Norway, France-Belgium-Netherlands
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 13 lines
Colijn, Hendrikus, 1869-1947, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines
Debye, Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus, (Debije) 1884-1966, winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 78 lines
Deterding, Henri Wilhelm August, 1866-1939, Dutch entrepreneur
Eijkman, Christiaan (Eykman), 1858-1930, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize in Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 136 lines
Einthoven, Willem, 1860-1927, winner of the 1924 Nobel Prize in Medicine
... from Nobel e-Museum, 137 lines
Falkenhausen, Alexander Ernst von, 1878-1966, German general, military commander of the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France, 1940-1944
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 18 lines
Frank, Anne, 1929-1945
... from Go2War2.nl, in Dutch, 18 lines
Geer, Dirk Jan de, 1870-1960, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 28 lines
Gerbrandy, Peter Sjoerds, 1885-1961, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 33 lines
Groot, Paul de, 1899-1986, Dutch communist party politician
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 27 lines
Guderian, Heinz, 1888-1954, German general, commanded the tank corps during the campaign against the Netherlands in 1940
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 22 lines
Huizinga, Johan, 1872-1945, historian
... from Catholic Univ. Nijmegen, in Dutch, 25 lines ; . from BBKL, in German, 96 lines; . from infoplease, 7 lines
Kesselring, Albert, 1885-1960, German field marshall, in command of the air force operations against the Netherlands in May 1940; ordered the bombardment of Rotterdam
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 25 lines
Lubbe, Marinus van der, 1909-1934, Dutch anarchist; in 1933, he set the German Reichstag (house of parliament) on fire
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Manstein, Fritz E.G.E. von, 1887-1973, German field marshal, conceived the 'Fall Gelb', the plan for the invasion of the (neutral) Netherlands, (neutral) Belgium and France, which was executed in May 1940
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 30 lines
Mata Hari, 1876-1917, exotic dancer and spy
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 29 lines
Mussert, Anton Adriaan, 1894-1946, leader of the NSB
... from Go2War2.nl, in Dutch, 40 lines, illustrated; . from Holland under the Third Reich, in English, 21 lines
Schaft, Jannetje Johanna, -1945, resistance fighter
... from Go2War2.nl, in Dutch, illustrated, 60 lines
Schellenberg, Walter, 1910-1952, SS, active in arresting resistance members, a.o. in the Netherlands
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 26 lines
Sneevliet, Henk, 1883-1942, Dutch socialist
... from Solitin, in Dutch, 24 lines; . Henk Sneevliet Archive, from IISH
Seyss-Inquart, Arthur, 1892-1946, Austro-German politician; 1940-1945 Reich commissioner in the Netherlands; responsible for the deportation of the Dutch Jews
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 24 lines
Wilhelmina, 1880-1962, Queen
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, 36 lines; . from Go2War2.nl, in Dutch, 62 lines

Postwar Netherlands, 1945-2002 ..... go to narrative history of the Netherlands 1945-1949 1949-1969, 1969-1990,

Agt, Andread Antonius Maria van, 1931-, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines; . from asiawide.or.jp, in English, cv, illustrated, 18 lines
Beel, Louis Joseph Maria, 1902-1977, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 22 lines
Biesheuvel, Barend Willem, 1920-2001, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 28 lines
Cals, Joseph Maria Laurens Theo, 1914-1971, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines
Crutzen, Paul J., 1933-, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 188 lines
Cruyff, Johan, 1947-, Dutch soccer player
... from infoplease
Drees, Willem, 1886-1988, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 30 lines
t'Hooft, Gerardus, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 687 lines
Jong, Petrus Josef Sietse de, 1915-, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 25 lines
Juliana, 1909- , Queen
... from Overzicht Vaderlandse Geschiedenis in Dutch, 62 lines
Kok, Willem, 1938-, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 23 lines; . from CIDOB, in Spanish, 171 lines
Lubbers, Rudolphus Franciscus Marie, 1939-, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 32 lines; from Globus, in English, 18 lines
Luns, Joseph, 1911-2002, Dutch statesman
... from Nationaalarchief, in Dutch, 16 lines; . from NATO Who is Who, illustrated, in English, 18 lines
Marijnen, Victor Gerard Maria, 1917-1975, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 24 lines
Meer, Simon van der, 1925-, winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 98 lines
Quay, Jan Edward de, 1901-1985, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 28 lines
Schermerhorn, Willem, 1894-1977
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 33 lines
Tinbergen, Jan, 1903-, winner of the 1969 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences
... from Nobel e-Museum, cv
Uyl, Johannes Marten den, 1919-, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 39 lines
... from absolute facts, in Dutch, 29 lines
Veltman, Martinus J.G., 1931-, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 335 lines
Zernike, Frits, 1888-1966, winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physics
... from Nobel e-Museum, illustrated, 99 lines
Zijlstra, Jelle, 1918-2001, Dutch statesman
... from Museum van Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch, illustrated, 26 lines







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