Dutch History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,615

  • 1853-04-19 Netherlands Van Hall government forms
  • 1853-04-26 Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber
  • 1853-10-23 Maastricht-Aken railway in Netherlands opens
  • 1854-01-31 Dutch KNMI established (Royal Meteorological Institute)
  • 1854-06-29 Netherlands allows corporal punishment
  • 1854-11-28 Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
  • 1855-07-20 1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands
  • 1856-10-20 Arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens
  • 1858-03-18 Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
  • 1858-08-18 Netherlands & Japan sign trade agreement
  • 1858-12-16 Dutch government decides to vacate Schokland Island
  • 1859-12-31 Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves
  • 1860-01-20 Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
  • 1860-02-16 Dutch Rochussen/Van Bosse government resigns
  • 1861-02-01 Dike breaks in Gelderland, Netherlands
  • 1861-02-23 Dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns

  • 1862-02-10 Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
  • 1862-05-07 Much of Enschede, Netherlands, destroyed by fire
  • 1863-06-30 Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves
  • 1863-07-01 Slavery abolished in Suriname and Dutch Antilles
  • 1863-07-11 Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4
  • 1863-10-01 Dutch Breda-Tilburg railway opens
  • 1863-10-27 Dutch railway to Harlingen opens
  • 1863-12-04 Storm flood ravages The Netherlands coastal provinces
  • 1864-06-06 Battle of Lake Chicot, Arkansas (Dutch Bayou)
  • 1864-09-03 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • 1864-09-05 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1865-11-01 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
  • 1865-11-06 Maastricht-Venlo railway opens in Netherlands
  • 1866-02-10 Dutch government of Frans van der Putte forms
  • 1866-05-28 Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms
  • 1866-06-01 General Dutch Typographer Union forms
  • 1866-10-01 Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens
  • 1867-07-19 Dutch Red Cross forms
  • 1868-05-15 Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls
  • 1869-07-01 Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed

  • 1870-05-20 Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament abolishes capital punishment in The Netherlands
  • 1870-09-08 Netherlands and Britain sign "Koelietraktaat" an agreement to allow Indian contract workers from Calcutta to work in sugar plantations in Suriname
  • 1870-09-10 Dutch Jurist Cooperation forms
  • 1870-09-15 Dutch 1st Chamber abolishes Capital punishment (20-18)
  • 1871-10-01 General Dutch Werkliedenverbond (ANWV), forms in Utrecht
  • 1872-01-01 Moerdijk railway bridge over Hollands Diep, South Holland opens - then longest bridge in Europe
  • 1873-02-27 Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor
  • 1874-05-05 Dutch 2nd Chamber passes child labor law
  • 1875-06-06 Netherlands joins the gold standard
  • 1877-01-30 Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces
  • 1877-11-01 Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
  • 1878-04-23 1st Dutch test drive of steam tram
  • 1881-04-01 Kingdom post office in Netherlands opens
  • 1881-06-01 Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange
  • 1881-11-02 Dutch New-Malthusiaanse Union forms
  • 1882-01-17 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens her office
  • 1883-04-23 John Heemskerk Abrahamszoon forms Dutch government
  • 1883-07-01 ANWB forms in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1884-01-26 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria
  • 1884-08-02 Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent
  • 1884-12-27 Netherlands recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1885-05-01 Maria "Goeie Mie" Swanenburg sentence to life for killing 27 in Netherlands
  • 1885-09-21 Dutch demonstrate for general voting right
  • 1886-04-29 1st public Dutch electricity opens
  • 1886-12-16 Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"
  • 1887-09-01 Dutch Amateur Photography Cooperation established
  • 1888-01-05 Dutch Heidemaatschappij (land reclamation) established
  • 1888-03-25 Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber
  • 1888-09-01 Dutch Railway Deventer-Almelo opens
  • 1889-02-08 Flood ravages Dutch coast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1890-07-27 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in Auvers-sur-Oise, dies of injuries 2 days later

  • 1890-11-23 King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit.
  • 1891-05-15 Operations begin at Philips & Co in Holland
  • 1891-08-21 Dutch Mackay government resigns
  • 1892-06-12 Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
  • 1892-11-02 French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
  • 1894-08-02 Dutch Society for Women Suffrage gets royal charter
  • 1894-08-25 -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
  • 1894-08-26 Netherlands Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
  • 1894-11-19 Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
  • 1894-12-22 -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane
  • 1896-03-12 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1896-05-19 1st auto (Karl Benz) arrives in Netherlands

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1897-05-12 1800-1900 year old fossil of "girl of Yde" found in Drente, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1897-05-17 The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its designer John Philip Holland

  • 1897-06-15 Liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • 1897-07-27 Dutch government of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns
  • 1898-03-17 John Philip Holland achieves successful test run for the first modern submarine off Staten Island, submerging for 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 1898-07-03 Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
  • 1898-10-01 Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
  • 1900-01-01 Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect
  • 1900-03-30 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law
  • 1900-04-01 1st edition of Dutch newspaper "The People"
  • 1900-04-11 The first modern submarine designed and built by John Philip Holland is purchased by the U.S. Navy
  • 1900-06-24 Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' party & Socialistenbond merge
  • 1900-07-05 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
  • 1900-09-15 A Boer delegation issues an appeal at the Hague, Netherlands, that the major powers intervene in the war in South Africa
  • 1900-10-12 The first modern submarine is commissioned by the U.S. Navy as the USS Holland, named for its designer John Philip Holland
  • 1900-12-09 President Paul Kruger of South Africa's Transvaal & Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1900-12-19 General Horatio Kitchener offers protections to all Boers who will surrender and asks the Dutch community of Pretoria to convey this offer, leaders in the field refuse to surrender

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1901-02-03 Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra
  • 1901-02-12 Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
  • 1901-03-17 Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands
  • 1901-07-31 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,505

  • 1831-07-09 Johan Philip van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter, lithographer and writer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1832-01-09 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • 1832-05-23 Pieter Jan Baptist Carel Robidé van der Aa, Dutch Indologist and geographer, born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • 1832-12-12 Abraham Carel Wertheim, Dutch banker and philanthropist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1897)
  • 1833-02-03 Thomas T H Jorissen, Dutch historian
  • 1833-03-26 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1833-04-06 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskrit, Old Javan)
  • 1833-10-15 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • 1834-01-17 Wilhelmina Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, daughter of Mimi Bia, born in Amsterdam (d. 1902)
  • 1834-06-10 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), born in Amsterdam (d. 1923)
  • 1834-07-02 Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch lawyer, economist and historian, born in Zetten, Netherlands (d. 1917)
  • 1834-07-31 Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)
  • 1835-01-05 Hendrik van Rijgersma, Dutch naturalist & physician, born in Lemmer, Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1835-02-14 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1894)
  • 1835-09-14 Y de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands (d. 1940 at 104)
  • 1836-01-08 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
  • 1836-02-16 Benjamin Edward Woolf, Dutch composer
  • 1836-04-24 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • 1836-09-14 Abraham Pieter Cornelis van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27), born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • 1836-12-27 Henricus Oort, Dutch theologist (Leidse translation)
  • 1837-02-17 Sam[uel] van Houten, Dutch (lib) minister (child labor laws)
  • 1837-05-29 Alexander de Savornin Lohman, Dutch minister and party leader (CHU), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1837-08-16 Emile A. H. Seipgens, Dutch priest, writer and beer brewer, born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1837)
  • 1837-10-29 Abraham Kuyper, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1901-05), born in Maassluis, Netherlands (d. 1920)

Person of interestJohannes van der Waals

1837-11-23 Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid and Gas States), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1837-12-18 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)
  • 1838-04-28 Tobias Asser, Dutch advocate of world law (Nobel 1911), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1913)
  • 1838-09-27 Anthony Modderman, Dutch politician (Minister of Justice, 1879-83), born in Winschoten, Netherlands (d. 1885)
  • 1838-11-29 Aeneas Mackay, Baron/Dutch minister of interior/Colonies
  • 1839-02-07 Nicolaas G Pierson, Dutch banker/Suriname premier (1897-1901)
  • 1839-07-16 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1910)
  • 1839-08-17 Thijs [Matthijs] Maris, Dutch painter/etcher
  • 1840-02-25 Alexis Hollander, German composer, born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1924)

Person of interestJohn Philip Holland

1840-02-29 John Philip Holland, Irish engineer and father of the modern submarine, born in Liscannor, Ireland (d. 1914)

  • 1841-02-12 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894
  • 1841-07-11 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1918)
  • 1841-09-13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist and playwright, born in Middelie, Netherlands (d. 1909)
  • 1842-01-17 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman Philology in Netherlands)
  • 1842-04-29 Carl Millöcker, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1899)
  • 1842-09-05 Louis Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare), born in Middelharnis, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • 1842-10-28 Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), born in Amsterdam (d. 1927)
  • 1843-10-20 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur
  • 1844-02-18 Willem Maris, Dutch painter (Hague School)
  • 1844-03-02 Dr. Schaepman [Herman Schaepman], Dutch poet, Roman Catholic priest, theologian, and politician
  • 1844-06-10 Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter of peasant families (Laren School), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1914)
  • 1845-01-17 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/evangelist (Vredebond)
  • 1845-01-22 Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
  • 1845-03-19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/politician
  • 1845-06-17 Hendrik Peter Staal, Dutch reformed officer and politician, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1920)
  • 1846-05-14 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch lib politician/founder (Social Weekly newspaper)
  • 1846-05-14 Pieter W A Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18)
  • 1846-08-16 Justus van Maurik, Dutch author and cigar manufacturer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • 1846-12-31 Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)
  • 1847-01-04 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
  • 1847-06-30 Jacob Theodoor Cremer, Dutch tobacco magnate and administrator for the Deli Company in Sumatra, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1847-08-03 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer and tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • 1847-09-30 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist
  • 1848-01-22 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist (Middle Ages)
  • 1848-02-16 Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
  • 1848-07-16 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Lexicon of Music), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1933)
  • 1848-08-12 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • 1849-03-03 Jacques Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer
  • 1849-08-29 Titus van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • 1849-08-30 J. M. Dent, British publisher, born in Darlington, England (d. 1926)
  • 1849-10-30 Johan Willem, son of Dutch princess Marianne & coachman
  • 1850-02-02 Carel V Gerritsen, Dutch free thinker
  • 1850-04-19 Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), born in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1850-08-03 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1898)
  • 1851-01-14 Théophile de Bock, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1904)
  • 1851-01-19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • 1851-02-03 Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • 1851-03-16 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (1st to coin the name virus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1851-04-09 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1851-07-19 Hendrik Jut, Dutch murderer (Head of Jut), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1878)
  • 1851-08-15 Helena Amelung [Georgette A], Dutch actress (Scapegoat), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1851-08-25 Alexander, Prince of Orange, heir apparent to the Netherlands, born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • 1851-12-16 Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
  • 1852-07-20 Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister), born in Amsterdam (d. 1932)
  • 1852-09-25 Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18), born in Nieuwe-Tonge, Netherlands (d. 1939)

Person of interestVincent van Gogh

1853-03-30 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch artist, painter and pioneer of Expressionism (The Potato Eaters, Irises), born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands (d. 1890)

  • 1853-05-30 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major) (d. 1890)
  • 1853-07-18 Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Dutch physicist (electromagnetic radiation, Nobel 1902), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d.1928)
  • 1853-07-20 Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter
  • 1853-07-29 Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1937)
  • 1853-09-21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1926)
  • 1853-10-13 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Piet Vink Senior (d. 1949)
  • 1853-12-15 Jean Baptiste August Kessler, Dutch entrepreneur and director of oil on Dutch Indies, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1900)
  • 1854-01-29 Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian
  • 1854-02-09 Aletta [Henriette] Jacobs, 1st Dutch female physician
  • 1854-05-13 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates, Lost & Found, Silvia Silombra), born in Amsterdam, Netherland (d. 1926)
  • 1854-05-18 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel, To My Fatherland), born in Amsterdam (d. 1924)
  • 1854-06-09 Gerardus J P J Bolland, Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society)
  • 1854-07-10 James T. Kelley, Irish actor (The Rink, The Immigrant), born in Castlebar, Ireland (d. 1933)
  • 1854-07-19 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • 1854-09-08 Willem Marinus van Rossum, Dutch cardinal and prefect of Propaganda File, born in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • 1854-09-23 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch engineer/Governor of Suriname (1902-05)
  • 1854-10-26 August Kiehl, Dutch actor (Op hoop van zegen, De kribbebijter), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1855-01-10 Peter J. Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)
  • 1855-04-18 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen), born in Amsterdam (d. 1946)
  • 1855-09-12 Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer and painter (Death of My Cat), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1930)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,380

  • 1902-07-12 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • 1903-01-04 Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek, Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49
  • 1903-01-21 Hermanus J A M Schaepman, Dutch clergyman/politician, dies at 58
  • 1903-03-13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, dies at 88
  • 1903-03-14 Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 88
  • 1903-08-23 Paul Gabriël, Dutch water colors painter and etcher, dies at 75
  • 1904-01-26 John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
  • 1904-02-01 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • 1904-05-14 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, dies at 78
  • 1905-03-15 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch liberal/founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60
  • 1905-04-25 Jacob Olie, Dutch photographer, dies at about 70
  • 1906-12-14 Jean Abraham Chrétien Oudemans, Dutch geographer & astronomer, dies at 78
  • 1907-02-11 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • 1908-01-10 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65
  • 1908-09-03 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, Dutch jurist and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1888-93), dies at 61
  • 1908-12-22 Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
  • 1908-12-23 Francois A Gevaert, Belg/Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68
  • 1909-03-12 Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
  • 1909-11-13 Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
  • 1909-12-24 Nicolaas G Pierson, director Suriname/Dutch Bank, dies at 80
  • 1910-08-27 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • 1911-03-01 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • 1911-03-13 Jacob Maarten van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist and chemist, dies at 80
  • 1911-08-12 Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79
  • 1911-09-28 Louis Pincoffs, Dutch businessman and politician (1st-Chamber), dies
  • 1912-06-25 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch-British painter, dies at 76
  • 1913-01-18 Edmond Robert Hubert Regout, Dutch industrialist and politician, dies at 49
  • 1914-01-13 Bernardus Hermanus Heldt, Dutch trade union leader and politician, dies at 72
  • 1914-02-06 Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter of peasant families (Laren School), dies at 69

Person of interestJohn Philip Holland

1914-08-12 John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

  • 1914-12-06 Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47
  • 1915-03-13 Sergei Witte, 1st Prime Minister of Russia (1905-06), dies at 65
  • 1915-09-27 Conrad T van Deventer, Dutch jurist/MP (liberal), dies at 57
  • 1915-12-28 Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer and politician, dies at 78
  • 1916-02-16 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
  • 1916-02-16 [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57
  • 1916-03-21 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72
  • 1916-05-06 Dirk Bos, Dutch Liberal 2nd Member of Parliament, dies at 53
  • 1916-07-12 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
  • 1917-01-17 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70
  • 1917-02-05 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer, (Miss Hook of Holland), dies at 41
  • 1917-02-15 Charles A van Ophuysen, Dutch orientalist, dies at 60

Person of interestFerdinand von Zeppelin

1917-03-08 Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and inventor (rigid dirigibles) who founded the Zeppelin airship company, dies at 78

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • 1917-07-04 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84

BattleMata Hari

1917-10-15 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch dancer, courtesan and convicted German WWI spy, executed by firing squad at 41

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari
  • 1918-03-19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • 1918-08-03 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
  • 1919-02-15 Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • 1919-09-06 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55
  • 1919-12-27 Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch lib premier (1905-08), dies at 68
  • 1920-03-27 Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26
  • 1920-11-08 Abraham Kuyper, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1901-05), dies at 83
  • 1920-12-31 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43
  • 1921-02-13 Willem P C Knuttel, Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67
  • 1921-04-05 Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
  • 1922-02-11 Gerardus J P Bolland, Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
  • 1922-02-15 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
  • 1922-06-19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer, dies at 71
  • 1922-07-19 Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, dies on 74th birthday
  • 1922-08-02 Mina Kruseman, Dutch author and feminist, dies at 82
  • 1922-12-05 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, dies
Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • 1923-08-07 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89
  • 1923-08-14 Jacob Theodoor Cremer, Dutch tobacco magnate and administrator for the Deli Company in Sumatra, dies at 76
  • 1924-01-28 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher and writer (For the Young Ones), dies at 56
  • 1924-02-05 Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83
  • 1924-06-11 Alexander de Savornin Lohman, Dutch minister and party leader (CHU), dies at 87
  • 1924-06-30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • 1924-07-10 Johannes B van Heutsz, gov-gen of Dutch Indies (1904-09), dies at 73
  • 1924-08-09 Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
  • 1924-12-09 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel, To My Fatherland), dies at 70

Person of interestJaap Eden

1925-02-02 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, dies at 51

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • 1925-04-14 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • 1925-07-01 Jan P Veth, Dutch painter/lithographer/art historian, dies at 61
  • 1925-11-02 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1925-11-09 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, dies at 71
  • 1925-12-05 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78
  • 1926-02-21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • 1926-11-01 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1926-12-08 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies
  • 1927-01-21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1927-02-06 Daniel François Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist and banker, dies at 71
  • 1927-09-29 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist and inventor of the electrocardiodiogram (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
  • 1927-11-26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • 1927-11-28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New Guinea), dies
  • 1928-03-03 Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • 1929-01-02 Erich Wichmann, Dutch fascist painter & sculptor, dies at 38
  • 1929-01-14 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • 1929-08-10 Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and feminist, dies at 75
  • 1929-10-04 John Metzelaar, Dutch/American writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37
  • 1929-10-24 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
  • 1930-01-09 Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • 1930-02-22 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • 1930-05-12 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch politician (SDAP), dies at 70
  • 1930-08-27 Didericus van Epen, Dutch genealogist (Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62

Person of interestChristiaan Eijkman

1930-11-05 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1931-01-01 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist & botanist (1st to coin the name virus), dies at 79
  • 1931-07-24 Willem Treub, Dutch economist and politician, dies at 75
  • 1931-11-23 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor and pianist, dies at 46
  • 1932-01-07 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy, Bright Paradise), dies at 60