Jo Cals

1914 - 1971

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Jozef Maria Laurens Theo "Jo" Cals (18 July 1914 – 30 December 1971) was a Dutch politician of the defunct Catholic People's Party (KVP) now the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 14 April 1965 until 22 November 1966.Cals studied law at the Radboud University Nijmegen obtaining a Master of Laws degree and worked as a lawyer and prosecutor in Nijmegen from November 1940 until August 1948 and as researcher at his alma mater from February 1941 until May 1949. Cals also worked as a legal and economics teacher in Roermond from October 1943 until June 1945. Cals became a Member of the House of Representatives shortly after election of 1948 taking office on 19 August 1948 serving as a frontbencher and spokesperson for Education and Social Work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jo Cals has received more than 42,441 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jo Cals is the 12,011th most popular politician (down from 11,738th in 2019), the 579th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 91st most popular Dutch Politician.

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Among politicians, Jo Cals ranks 12,011 out of 15,710Before him are Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, Jens Christian Christensen, Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester, Publius Sempronius Tuditanus, Murtala Mohammed, and Enrique Barón Crespo. After him are Al Smith, Jagat Gosain, Valentin Mankin, Palden Thondup Namgyal, Cai Xiang, and Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.

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Among people born in 1914, Jo Cals ranks 230Before him are Adolf Urban, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Josep Escolà, Johannes Virolainen, Yrjö Nikkanen, and William Gibson. After him are Élie Bayol, David Goodall, Hermínio de Brito, Anna Maria Ortese, Alessandro Frigerio, and Harry Winter. Among people deceased in 1971, Jo Cals ranks 133Before him are Joseph Helffrich, Broncho Billy Anderson, Jacques Ochs, Michael Rennie, Jean Vilar, and Lauro Amadò. After him are Rockwell Kent, Maguba Syrtlanova, Jean-Pierre Monseré, Tor Johnson, Romeu Pellicciari, and Giannino Castiglioni.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jo Cals ranks 579 out of 1,209Before him are Wim Jonk (1966), Heintje Simons (1955), Joep Lange (1954), Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (1612), Johannes de Jong (1885), and Zara Whites (1968). After him are Bart Berman (1938), Boudewijn Zenden (1976), Marie Braun (1911), Albert Kluyver (1888), Peter Aerts (1970), and Herman Heijermans (1864).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Jo Cals ranks 91Before him are Dirk Jan de Geer (1870), Henry Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz (1612), Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer (1692), Jan de Quay (1901), Ramon Dekkers (1969), and Max van der Stoel (1924). After him are Jeroen Dijsselbloem (1966), Hans van Mierlo (1931), Victor Marijnen (1917), Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck (1873), Badr Hari (1984), and Job Cohen (1947).