Corrie ten Boom

1892 - 1983

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Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch Christian watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father, Casper ten Boom, her sister Betsie ten Boom and other family members to help many Jewish people escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II by hiding them in her home. She believed her actions were following the will of God. They were caught, and she was arrested and sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Corrie ten Boom has received more than 1,696,833 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Corrie ten Boom is the 2,925th most popular writer (down from 2,633rd in 2019), the 432nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 376th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Dutch Writer.

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Among writers, Corrie ten Boom ranks 2,925 out of 5,794Before her are Lucius Aelius Stilo Praeconinus, Johan Herman Wessel, Erik Gustaf Geijer, Jean-François Revel, John Osborne, and Lilian Jackson Braun. After her are Yasmina Reza, Kan Kikuchi, Charles Brockden Brown, Antonio Beccadelli, Mikhail Koltsov, and Hal Clement.

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Among people born in 1892, Corrie ten Boom ranks 135Before her are Carl Panzram, Roberto Farinacci, Alberto Bayo, Victor de Sabata, Otto Nerz, and Mabel Normand. After her are Richard Huelsenbeck, Georg, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen, Branislaw Tarashkyevich, Yuen Ren Chao, Joseph Szigeti, and Manuel Roxas. Among people deceased in 1983, Corrie ten Boom ranks 108Before her are Werner Egk, Vladimir Bakarić, Sharof Rashidov, Herman Kahn, Fritz Machlup, and Romain Maes. After her are Michel Micombero, John Williams, Johan Grøttumsbråten, Anthony van Hoboken, Lina Radke, and Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Corrie ten Boom ranks 432 out of 1,209Before her are Bertus Aafjes (1914), Jan Mostaert (1475), Jan Timman (1951), Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831), Jaap Bakema (1914), and Fons Rademakers (1920). After her are Pieter Post (1608), Eduard van Beinum (1900), Rinus Israël (1942), Pieter van der Aa (1659), Henk ten Cate (1954), and George Hendrik Breitner (1857).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Corrie ten Boom ranks 21Before her are Isaac Titsingh (1745), Jan Luyken (1649), Louis Couperus (1863), Gerard Reve (1923), Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882), and Bertus Aafjes (1914). After her are Cornelis de Bruijn (1652), Willem Frederik Hermans (1921), Gysbert Japiks (1603), Tim Krabbé (1943), Jan Wolkers (1925), and Simon Vestdijk (1898).