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.
Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Netherlands
Person, 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...
Person, Literature, Netherlands
Born Bois-le-Duc, Holland
Person, 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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Died: 5/4/1922, 98 years ago
Person, Politics & Administration
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.