Netherlands

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Beranger, Gabriel

Beranger, Gabriel (d. 1817), artist, was born c.1729 in Amsterdam of French huguenot origin. His parents and education are unknown, but he apparently came to Ireland in 1750 and stayed there until his death. He kept a print shop and artist's warehouse at 5 South George's St…

Boate (De Boote, Boet, Bootius, Botius), Arnold

Boate (De Boote, Boet, Bootius, Botius), Arnold (1606–53) and , Gerard (1604–50), physicians and authors, were brothers, born in Gorinchem in the Netherlands, the sons of Godefroy de Boot and his wife Christina van Loon. Medical graduates of the University of Leiden, they settled…

Boate, Gerard

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Charles of St Andrew, Blessed Father

Charles of St Andrew, Blessed Father (1821–93), priest, was born John Andrew Houban 11 December 1821 in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands, fifth child among five sons and four daughters of Peter Joseph Houban, miller, and Jane Elizabeth Houban (née Luyten). At an early age…

De Keyser, William

De Keyser, William (c.1603–p.1685), sculptor and architect, was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, one of four sons of Hendrik de Keyser, an architect and sculptor in Amsterdam; all four sons trained with their father in the family workshop. An elder sister, Maria…

Delmonte, (Simeon) Koert

Delmonte, (Simeon) Koert (1913–82), portrait and landscape painter, was born 15 April 1913 in van Mierlestraat, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, eldest of three children of Solomon Delmonte, banker, and his wife Nanetha, daughter of Simon Speyer, diamond merchant. His younger brother…

Ginkel, Godard van Reede van

Ginkel, Godard van Reede van (1642–1703), earl of Athlone soldier , was born 4 June 1642 at Amerongen castle in the Dutch province of Utrecht, only son of Godard Adriaan van Reede van Amerongen and his wife Margareth, daughter of George Turnor, an Englishman who died at the siege of…

Livingston, John

Livingston, John (1603–72), presbyterian minister in Ireland and Scotland, was born 21 June 1603 at Kilsyth (also called ‘Monybroch’), Stirlingshire, one of three sons and four daughters of William Livingston, minister of Kilsyth, and Agnes Livingston (née Livingston). He was…

MacWhite, Eoin

MacWhite, Eoin (1923–72), diplomat and archaeologist, was born 7 September 1923 in Geneva, Switzerland, son of Michael MacWhite (qv), diplomat, and his wife Paula Asta Gruttner Hillerod, a Danish artist. He was born four days before…

O'Neill, Hugh (Aodh Dubh Ó Néill)

O'Neill, Hugh (Aodh Dubh Ó Néill) (c.1605–c.1660), officer in the Spanish army, the son of Art Og O'Neill and the nephew of Hugh O'Neill (qv), 2nd earl of Tyrone, was born in exile in the Spanish Netherlands, and like so…

Pelham, Sir William

Pelham, Sir William (d. 1587), lord justice of Ireland, was third son of Sir William Pelham of Laughton, Sussex, England, and his second wife, Mary, daughter of William, Lord Sandys of the Vine, near Basingstoke in Hampshire. Pelham joined the army and was made a captain at the…

Radcliffe, Sir George

Radcliffe, Sir George (1593–1657), lawyer and royalist, was baptised 21 April 1593, the son of Nicholas Radcliffe of Overthorpe in the parish of Thornhill, Yorkshire, and Margaret Marsh of Darton, Yorkshire. After attending school in Oldham (1607–9), he matriculated at Oxford on 3…

Van Der Hagen, Johann

Van Der Hagen, Johann , (variously, ‘Vander Egan’) (fl.1720–36), painter, was born in The Hague, where he studied art. He moved first to London and then to Ireland, where he worked in Dublin and other towns, particularly in the south of the country. While he is best known…

van Gelderen, Gerrit

van Gelderen, Gerrit (1926–94), naturalist, wildlife film-maker, broadcaster, and author, was born 26 August 1926 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, eldest child of Johannes Gerardus van Gelderen, a local-authority employee who lived within the municipal park where he worked. Familiar…

William III

William III (1650–1702), prince of Orange and king of Great Britain and Ireland, was born in The Hague on 4/14 November 1650, only son of stadholder William II and his wife Mary Stuart, daughter of Charles I of England and sister to Charles II and…