Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

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Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Jakob Gijsbert "Jaap" de Hoop Scheffer ([ˈjaːb də ˈɦoːp ˈsxɛfər] (listen); born 3 April 1948) is a retired Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist. He served as Secretary General of NATO from 1 January 2004 until 1 August 2009 and was granted the honorary title of Minister of State on 22 June 2018.De Hoop Scheffer attended the Ignatius Gymnasium in Amsterdam from March 1961 until April 1966 and applied at the Leiden University in June 1968 majoring in Law and obtaining an Bachelor of Laws degree in June 1970 before graduating with an Master of Laws degree in July 1974. De Hoop Scheffer was conscripted in the Royal Netherlands Air Force serving as a Second lieutenant from August 1974 until September 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has received more than 119,545 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5,562nd most popular politician.

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  • 38

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Among politicians, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 5,529 out of 14,801Before him are Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, Alexandros Panagoulis, Ur-Nanshe, Edi Rama, Reccared II, and Hwang Jang-yop. After him are Corrado Gini, Andrew, Duke of Calabria, Malcolm II of Scotland, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus, and Said bin Taimur.

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Among people born in 1948, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 76Before him are René Arnoux, Amadou Toumani Touré, Billy Crystal, John Noble, Agnieszka Holland, and Edmund Kemper. After him are Radomir Antić, Nathalie Baye, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Ichirou Mizuki, Roger Williamson, and Tim Staffell.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 229 out of 908Before him are Joan Blaeu (1596), Philips Wouwerman (1619), Willy van de Kerkhof (1951), Peter Bosz (1963), Dick Bruna (1927), and Jan Janssen (1940). After him are Saskia Sassen (1947), Han van Meegeren (1889), Abraham van Beijeren (1620), C. C. Catch (1964), Willem Mengelberg (1871), and Martinus Beijerinck (1851).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 36Before him are Anton Mussert (1894), Abraham Kuyper (1837), Princess Sophie of the Netherlands (1824), Alexander, Prince of Orange (1851), Geert Wilders (1963), and Joan Blaeu (1596). After him are Sicco Mansholt (1908), Hendrik Verwoerd (1901), Floris V, Count of Holland (1254), John II, Count of Holland (1247), James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (1649), and Joop den Uyl (1919).

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