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Nicholas J. Spykman

1893 - 1943

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Nicholas John Spykman (pronounced "Speak-man", 13 October 1893 – 26 June 1943) was an American political scientist who was Professor of International Relations at Yale University from 1928 until his death in 1943. He was one of the founders of the classical realist school in American foreign policy, transmitting Eastern European political thought to the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas J. Spykman has received more than 165,441 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicholas J. Spykman is the 4,614th most popular politician (down from 4,132nd in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Dutch Politician.

Nicholas J. Spykman is most famous for his theory of geopolitics, which divides the world into three regions: the Heartland, the Rimland, and the Offshore.

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Among politicians, Nicholas J. Spykman ranks 4,614 out of 15,577Before him are Egica, Gabriel Bonnot de Mably, Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, Fruela I of Asturias, Wallace Fard Muhammad, and Christian I, Elector of Saxony. After him are Janet Yellen, Kersti Kaljulaid, Louis I, Count of Flanders, Khabul Khan, Franz Ritter von Epp, and Peter II of Sicily.

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Among people born in 1893, Nicholas J. Spykman ranks 57Before him are Erwin Piscator, Raymond Loewy, Allen Dulles, Clemens Krauss, Roy O. Disney, and Wallace Fard Muhammad. After him are Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Battista Farina, Hans Scharoun, Ernst Öpik, Dorothy Parker, and Ivan Panfilov. Among people deceased in 1943, Nicholas J. Spykman ranks 39Before him are Etty Hillesum, Oskar Schlemmer, Hans Scholl, Gustav Vigeland, André Antoine, and Aurel Stein. After him are Ugo Cavallero, Marina Raskova, Jane Avril, Pavel Milyukov, Franz Oppenheimer, and Hans Jeschonnek.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Nicholas J. Spykman ranks 171 out of 1,427Before him are Willy van de Kerkhof (1951), Arjen Robben (1984), Willem van Aelst (1627), Aelbert Cuyp (1620), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), and Rodolphus Agricola (1443). After him are Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588), Karel Appel (1921), Jan Lievens (1607), Dirck van Baburen (1595), Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460), and Jan van Scorel (1495).

Among POLITICIANS In Netherlands

Among politicians born in Netherlands, Nicholas J. Spykman ranks 21Before him are Wim Duisenberg (1935), Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (1948), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), Wim Kok (1938), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), and Margaret of Bavaria (1363). After him are Pim Fortuyn (1948), Ruud Lubbers (1939), Peter Stuyvesant (1612), Anton Mussert (1894), Joan Blaeu (1596), and Jan Janszoon (1570).