Apeldoorn in History

Historical Events

  • 2000-05-02 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
  • 2002-05-11 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1886-12-13 Lambertus Johannes van Apeldoorn, Dutch lawyer (martial law), born in IJlst, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1908-12-10 Arnold van Ruler, Dutch theologist, born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 1917-11-28 Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 1932-11-07 Yrrah [Harry Lammertink], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1957-07-27 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • 1963-06-13 Edward Sturing, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1872-01-19 Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1998-05-30 Nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds to commoner Marilene van den Broek (28) in Apeldoorn
  • 2005-08-25 Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (33) weds Princess Anita van Eijk (25) on a civil ceremony at the Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • 1944-11-28 Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn