Barend Biesheuvel

1920 - 2001

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Barend Willem Biesheuvel (pronunciation ; 5 April 1920 – 29 April 2001) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) now the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 6 July 1971 until 11 May 1973.Biesheuvel studied law at the Free University Amsterdam obtaining a Master of Laws degree and worked as a civil servant for the Provincial-executive of North Holland from September 1945 until January 1952 and as trade association executive for the Christian Farmers and Gardeners Association (CBTB) from January 1952 until July 1959 and as chairman from August 1956. Biesheuvel became a Member of the House of Representatives shortly after the number of seats was raised from 100 to 150 seats following the election of 1956 taking office on 6 November 1956 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Agriculture, Local Government Affairs and Kingdom Relations. Biesheuvel was also selected as a Member of the European Parliament and dual served taking office on 7 March 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barend Biesheuvel has received more than 53,490 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Barend Biesheuvel is the 9,945th most popular politician (up from 10,698th in 2019), the 446th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 478th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Dutch Politician.

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Among politicians, Barend Biesheuvel ranks 9,945 out of 15,710Before him are Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Boiorix, Jean Duvieusart, Ida, Countess of Boulogne, Alphonse Massamba-Débat, and Joyce Banda. After him are Pietro II Candiano, Enshakushanna, Jaan Tõnisson, Archduke Louis of Austria, Quintus Fabius Maximus Allobrogicus, and Julia Gardiner Tyler.

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Among people born in 1920, Barend Biesheuvel ranks 181Before him are Leo McKern, Josip Manolić, Ignacio Eizaguirre, Giuseppe Colombo, Anne-Cath. Vestly, and Philippa Foot. After him are Alf Ramsey, Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani, Fernando Riera, Patrick Troughton, José Gonzalvo, and George Shultz. Among people deceased in 2001, Barend Biesheuvel ranks 119Before him are Charles Helou, William Masters, Michel Marcel Navratil, Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, William P. Rogers, and Aldo Olivieri. After him are Kathleen Freeman, Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Burt Kennedy, Robert Enrico, Grigory Chukhray, and Mohamed Atta.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Barend Biesheuvel ranks 446 out of 1,209Before him are Willem Drost (1633), Adrianus Johannes Simonis (1931), Adriaan Blaauw (1914), Salomon de Bray (1597), Willem de Vlamingh (1640), and Cornelis de Bruijn (1652). After him are Willem Frederik Hermans (1921), Gerald Vanenburg (1964), Jos Verstappen (1972), Pieter Pourbus (1523), Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918), and Anthony van Hoboken (1887).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Barend Biesheuvel ranks 72Before him are Joseph Luns (1911), Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau (1634), Roméo Dallaire (1946), Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern (1625), Pieter van der Aa (1659), and Gottfried van Swieten (1733). After him are Jelle Zijlstra (1918), Alexander Rueb (1882), Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz (1710), Ernesto Hoost (1965), Neelie Kroes (1941), and Frits Bolkestein (1933).