Many people think it is fun to see if they are related to well known people. There are even television shows about this item, like Verborgen Verleden (Hidden Past) and Verre Verwanten in the Netherlands and Who do you think you are? in the United Kingdom.
We have made some lists of ancestors of well known Dutchmen, mostly politicians. These lists obey the following rules:
- We have only used information from the public domain (interviews, websites authorized by the subjects themselves, newspaper adverts, and public records from the archives).
- To protect the privacy of living people, we only give the names of the parents, and no other information.
We hope you'll have fun discovering famous distant relatives, and would welcome your comments and questions. Also, if you can fill in some of the blanks in our documents, we'd like to hear from you.
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Some generations of ancestors of the following people were published in the Dutch TV series Verre Verwanten (distant relatives), we have added to that information.
Because these people have chosen to go on national television with data about their parents, we here give details about their parents, as televised on "Verre Verwanten".
|Isa Hoes||Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink|
|Jan Marijnissen||Henk Schiffmacher|
|Ernst Daniël Smid|
|Sjaak Bral||Robert ten Brink|
|Joke Bruijs||Herman Finkers|
|Jochem van Gelder||Dione de Graaff|
|Hans Klok||Loes Luca|
|Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven|
|Hedy d'Ancona||Barbara and Frits Barend|
|Jetske van den Elsen||Monique and Suzanne Klemann|
|Quintis Ristie||Edsilia Rombley|
|Babette and Herman van Veen||Peter van der Vorst|
Some generations of ancestors of the following people were published in the Dutch TV series Verborgen Verleden (Hidden Past), we have added to that information.
Because these people have chosen to go on national television with data about their parents, we here give details about their parents, as televised on "Verborgen verleden".
|Philip Freriks||Maria Goos|
|Youri (and Jan) Mulder||Gerard Spong|
|Carry Tefsen||Monique van de Ven|
|Mei Li Vos||Tommy Wieringa|
|Willeke Alberti||Hugo Borst|
|Arjan Ederveen||Tania Kross|
|Liesbeth List||Maarten van Rossem|
|Jan Jaap van der Wal||Leon de Winter|
|Cees Geel||Sophie Hilbrand|
|Marc-Marie Huijbregts||Bennie Jolink|
|Lenny Kuhr||Jetty Mathurin|
|Joost Prinsen||Peter van der Vorst|
|Stef Bos||Daphne Bunskoek|
|Nasrdin Dchar||Ronald Giphart|
|Marte Röling||Mart Smeets|
|Waldemar Torenstra||Gerdi Verbeet|
Dutch Nobel Laureates
19 Dutchmen have so far been awarded a Nobel Prize. Below, we present what we know about their ancestors.