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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Born: 15/7/1880, 140 years ago
Person, Resistance WW1, France, United Kingdom
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.