Born Venlo, Holland. He specialised in the construction of forts, building Antwerp's walls and satellite forts in 1860-4, and was the first in Europe to introduce armour-plated forts.
War dead, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Netherlands
War dead, Poetry & Song, Netherlands
Born in Buggenum, Holland. The third in a poor family of 9 children, she educated her brothers and sisters. She had an extremely difficult early life, including prostitution to help support the f...
War dead, Literature, Netherlands
Born Bois-le-Duc, Holland
War dead, Armed Forces, Nationalism, France, Netherlands
Dutch writer, pseudonym "Multatuli". His great work was the novel, "Max Havelaar", a scathing satirical attack on colonial policies in the Netherlands East Indies. It ultimately provoked a dramat...
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Born: 8/5/1828, 193 years ago
Person, Medicine, Switzerland
Mad, bad and dangerous to know.
You have nothing to lose but your chains!
Nurse who helped soldiers escape from occupied Belgium during WW1.
Fell in love in Brussels.