Frits Bolkestein

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Frederik "Frits" Bolkestein (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈfreːdərɪk frɪdz ˈbɔlkəstɛi̯n] (listen); born 4 April 1933) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businessperson who served as European Commissioner from 16 September 1999 until 22 November 2004. Bolkestein studied Mathematics at the Oregon State University getting a Bachelor of Mathematics degree and continued his study at the University of Amsterdam obtaining a Master of Mathematics degree followed by a postgraduate education in Philosophy and Greek literature at his alma mater obtaining Masters of Philosophy and Arts degrees, followed by another postgraduate study in Economics at the London School of Economics obtaining a Master of Economics degree and additional study in Law at the Leiden University obtaining a Master of Laws degree. Bolkestein worked as a corporate director for Royal Dutch Shell from May 1960 until July 1976 and as a manager for an engineering company in Amsterdam from September 1976 until January 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frits Bolkestein has received more than 133,844 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Frits Bolkestein is the 10,726th most popular politician (down from 9,919th in 2019), the 494th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 429th in 2019) and the 78th most popular Dutch Politician.

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Among politicians, Frits Bolkestein ranks 10,726 out of 15,710Before him are Karl Staaff, Hannes Hafstein, Lucius Manlius Vulso Longus, Tommy Lapid, Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, and Semyon Ignatyev. After him are Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Carlos P. Garcia, Adelaide, Countess of Burgundy, Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Vilhelm Buhl, and Cædwalla of Wessex.

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Among people born in 1933, Frits Bolkestein ranks 222Before him are Zelda Rubinstein, Chen Jingrun, Nichita Stănescu, Ilya Kabakov, Nicolae Rainea, and Ron Wyatt. After him are Hope Lange, Kerstin Ekman, Brad Harris, Miriam Stevenson, Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, and Chelo Alonso.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Frits Bolkestein ranks 494 out of 1,209Before him are Gerrie Mühren (1946), Henri Nouwen (1932), George Knobel (1922), Dirk Brouwer (1902), Neelie Kroes (1941), and Richard Witschge (1969). After him are Louis Andriessen (1939), Johannes Meursius (1579), Tim Krabbé (1943), Willem Hendrik Keesom (1876), Kees Verkerk (1942), and Carice van Houten (1976).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Frits Bolkestein ranks 78Before him are Barend Biesheuvel (1920), Jelle Zijlstra (1918), Alexander Rueb (1882), Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz (1710), Ernesto Hoost (1965), and Neelie Kroes (1941). After him are Cornelis Lely (1854), Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy (1885), Hendrikus Colijn (1869), Willem Schermerhorn (1894), Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821), and Dirk Stikker (1897).