Karel Doorman

1889 - 1942

Karel Doorman

Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman (23 April 1889 – 28 February 1942) was a Dutch naval officer who during World War II commanded remnants of the short-lived American-British-Dutch-Australian Command naval strike forces in the Battle of the Java Sea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karel Doorman has received more than 155,513 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 727th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Karel Doorman ranks 730 out of 1,194Before him are Khalil al-Wazir, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Jarosław Dąbrowski, François Étienne de Kellermann, Otto von Lossow, and Friedrich Hossbach. After him are Alexander Haig, Hitoshi Imamura, Wilhelm Adam, Saitō Dōsan, Meliton Kantaria, and Henry Allingham.

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Among people born in 1889, Karel Doorman ranks 79Before him are Erle Stanley Gardner, Warner Baxter, Pavel Dybenko, Hannah Höch, Takeo Kurita, and Frans Masereel. After him are Dorothy Gibson, Maximilian de Angelis, Henri Pélissier, Jānis K. Bērziņš, Pierre-Étienne Flandin, and John B. Kelly Sr.. Among people deceased in 1942, Karel Doorman ranks 78Before him are Mikhail Nesterov, Augustinas Voldemaras, Thorvald Stauning, Leonid Kulik, Lauri Kristian Relander, and Georges Politzer. After him are Walter Sickert, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Titus Brandsma, Henk Sneevliet, Avraham Stern, and Heber Doust Curtis.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Karel Doorman ranks 285 out of 908Before him are Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Eddie Van Halen (1955), Adriaen van de Velde (1636), Virgil van Dijk (1991), Dries van Agt (1931), and William I, Count of Hainaut (1287). After him are Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (null), Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798), Aert van der Neer (1603), Jan Jongbloed (1940), Carel Struycken (1948), and Piet de Jong (1915).


Among military personnels born in Netherlands, Karel Doorman ranks 3Before him are Michiel de Ruyter (1607) and Maarten Tromp (1598). After him are Henri Winkelman (1876).

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