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Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

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Jakob Gijsbert "Jaap" de Hoop Scheffer [ˈjaːb də ˈɦoːp ˈsxɛfər] (listen); born 3 April 1948) is a Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist who served as Secretary General of NATO from January 2004 to August 2009.De Hoop Scheffer studied Law at the Leiden University obtaining a Master of Laws degree and worked as a civil servant and diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic service from October 1976 until June 1986. After the election of 1986 De Hoop Scheffer was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives on 3 June 1986 and served a frontbencher and spokesperson for Foreign and European Affairs. After Party Leader and Parliamentary leader Enneüs Heerma stepped down De Hoop Scheffer was selected as his successor on 27 March 1997. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has received more than 208,396 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is the 4,118th most popular politician (up from 5,886th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 239th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Dutch Politician.

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Among politicians, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 4,118 out of 15,577Before him are Agis I, Berenice III of Egypt, Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Rumen Radev, and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are Eric XII of Sweden, Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, Ricardo Lagos, Sisygambis, Stefan the First-Crowned, and Franz Josef Strauss.

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Among people born in 1948, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 70Before him are Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ray Kurzweil, Tom Wilkinson, Agnieszka Holland, Arie Haan, and Claude Jade. After him are Hans Rosling, Robert Jordan, Dan Simmons, Nicolae Timofti, René Arnoux, and Nathalie Baye.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 146 out of 1,427Before him are Ruud Krol (1949), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778), Mariska Veres (1947), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Ferdinand Bol (1616), and Arie Haan (1948). After him are Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), George Blake (1922), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Wim Kok (1938), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), and Antonis Mor (1519).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ranks 16Before him are Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), William II of Holland (1228), Mark Rutte (1967), and Wim Duisenberg (1935). After him are Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), Wim Kok (1938), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), and Pim Fortuyn (1948).