Bertus Aafjes

1914 - 1993

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Lambertus Jacobus Johannes "Bertus" Aafjes (May 12, 1914 – April 23, 1993) was a Dutch poet noteworthy for his poems about resistance to German occupation during World War II. Aafjes was born in Amsterdam, married and was the father of 3 daughters and 1 son. He died in Venlo. Aafjes wrote a five-book series featuring Japanese samurai Ōoka Tadasuke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertus Aafjes has received more than 60,756 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Bertus Aafjes is the 3,548th most popular writer (up from 3,618th in 2019), the 566th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 541st in 2019) and the 29th most popular Dutch Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 2.55

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Notable Works

Het gevecht met de muze
Dag van gramschap in Pompeji
Description and travel
Ein lampion voor een blinde
De vertrapte pioenroos
Japan, detective
12 Stories about the Japanese Judge "Ooka".
Ik ge naar Amerika
Description and travel
Morgen Bloeien De Abrikozen

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Over the past year Bertus Aafjes has had the most page views in the with 7,086 views, followed by English (6,005), and German (1,506). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (74.19%), Finnish (68.42%), and Catalan (63.45%)


Among writers, Bertus Aafjes ranks 3,548 out of 7,302Before him are Jien, Jovan Sterija Popović, Anna Gavalda, Mikhail Zhvanetsky, Pavel Bazhov, and Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko. After him are Ibn Bibi, Onomacritus, Leslie Stephen, Charles Malik, Aboul-Qacem Echebbi, and Gene Wolfe.

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Among people born in 1914, Bertus Aafjes ranks 203Before him are Edmund Muskie, Toulo de Graffenried, Igor M. Diakonoff, Akira Ifukube, Frances Oldham Kelsey, and Shaken Aimanov. After him are Josep Escolà, Norman Holter, Haroun Tazieff, Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury, Arvīds Jansons, and Mihailo Lalić. Among people deceased in 1993, Bertus Aafjes ranks 140Before him are Valentina Grizodubova, Wilhelm Gliese, Yuri Bezmenov, Mick Ronson, Mieczysław Horszowski, and Max August Zorn. After him are Erich Leinsdorf, Steve James, Emile Ardolino, Evelyne Hall, Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury, and Hédi Amara Nouira.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Bertus Aafjes ranks 566 out of 1,646Before him are Tim Krabbé (1943), George Baker (1944), Abraham Jacob van der Aa (1792), Jan de Bray (1627), Pieter van Vollenhoven (1939), and Elly Ameling (1933). After him are Max van der Stoel (1924), Barry Hulshoff (1946), Otto Marseus van Schrieck (1619), Willem Marinus Dudok (1884), Gysbert Japiks (1603), and Maruschka Detmers (1962).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Bertus Aafjes ranks 29Before him are Jacob Israël de Haan (1881), Willem Frederik Hermans (1921), Cornelis Tromp (1629), Corrie ten Boom (1892), Tim Krabbé (1943), and Abraham Jacob van der Aa (1792). After him are Gysbert Japiks (1603), Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882), Jan Wolkers (1925), Simon Vestdijk (1898), Janwillem van de Wetering (1931), and Gerbrand Bredero (1585).