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Hendrik Verwoerd

1901 - 1966

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Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd ([fərˈvuːrt]; 8 September 1901 – 6 September 1966) was a South African politician, a scholar of applied psychology and sociology, and chief editor of Die Transvaler newspaper. He is commonly regarded as the architect of Apartheid. Verwoerd played a significant role in socially engineering apartheid, the country's system of institutionalized racial segregation and white supremacy, and implementing its policies as Minister of Native Affairs (1950–1958) and then as prime minister (1958–1966). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hendrik Verwoerd has received more than 1,319,036 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Hendrik Verwoerd is the 6,915th most popular politician (down from 5,541st in 2019), the 270th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 225th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Dutch Politician.

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Among politicians, Hendrik Verwoerd ranks 6,915 out of 15,577Before him are Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen, Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre, Jovinus, Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, and Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel. After him are Chōsokabe Motochika, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Igor II of Kiev, Ivan Susanin, Inge II of Norway, and Tiberius Coruncanius.

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Among people born in 1901, Hendrik Verwoerd ranks 93Before him are Chen Yi, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Nina Berberova, Cassandre, Margarete Buber-Neumann, and J. D. Bernal. After him are Miklós Nyiszli, Ramón Serrano Suñer, Robert J. Van de Graaff, Marino Marini, Jean Prouvé, and Fred Uhlman. Among people deceased in 1966, Hendrik Verwoerd ranks 63Before him are Demchugdongrub, Sadao Araki, Yasuji Okamura, Charles Whitman, Wäinö Aaltonen, and Marguerite Long. After him are Bud Powell, Amédée Ozenfant, Victor Brauner, Edmond Locard, Bai Chongxi, and Caterina Albert.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Hendrik Verwoerd ranks 270 out of 1,427Before him are Wim Suurbier (1945), Wim Hof (1959), Joop Zoetemelk (1946), Abe Lenstra (1920), Adriaen de Vries (1556), and Jozef Israëls (1824). After him are Willem van Hanegem (1944), Geert Wilders (1963), William I, Count of Holland (1167), Emanuel de Witte (1617), Jan Peter Balkenende (1956), and Jacobus Kapteyn (1851).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Hendrik Verwoerd ranks 40Before him are John II, Count of Holland (1247), William II, Duke of Bavaria (1365), Pieter van der Aa (1659), Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576), William I, Count of Hainaut (1287), and Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg (1768). After him are Geert Wilders (1963), William I, Count of Holland (1167), Jan Peter Balkenende (1956), Henk Sneevliet (1883), Geert Adriaans Boomgaard (1788), and Joop den Uyl (1919).