Amersfoort in History

Historical Events

  • 1942-08-02 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
  • 1944-10-07 Riots in Amersfoort/Utrecht/Strugle

Famous Birthdays

  • 1547-09-14 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1619)
  • 1563-11-27 Robbert Robbertsz le Canu, Dutch nautical expert, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • 1822-04-26 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1868)
  • 1847-08-03 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer and tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1932)

Person of interestPiet Mondrian

1872-03-07 Piet Mondrian, Dutch abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie), born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1944)

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • 1921-10-10 Boy Trip, Dutch minister, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1966-10-04 John van den Brom, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (2 caps; SBV Vitesse, Anderlecht), Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • 1966-12-23 Hans van Arum, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, Willem II), born in Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • 1992-12-01 Marco van Ginkel, Dutch soccer midfielder (8 caps; Vitesse, Chelsea, PSV), born in Amersfoort, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 1703-10-03 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1703-10-03 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1941-03-20 D A van den Bosch, anti-nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies
  • 1942-06-10 Jean Fran├žois van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63