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Verwoerd, Hendrik Frensch(Encyclopedia)Verwoerd, Hendrik Frensch hn´drk frnsh frvoort´ [key], 1901–66, South African political leader, b. Holland. He was taken as an infant to South Africa when his parents emigrated as missio...
Vorster, Balthazar Johannes(Encyclopedia)Vorster, Balthazar Johannes yhän´s bältäzär´ fôr´str [key], 1915–83, South African political leader. A lawyer, John Vorster became involved in the Afrikaner nationalist movement and he...
Conscience, Hendrik(Encyclopedia)Conscience, Hendrik hn´drk kôNsäNs´ [key], 1812–83, Flemish novelist, a founder of modern Flemish literature. His many historical novels were romantic but powerful, in the tradition of Sco...
Niclaes, Hendrik(Encyclopedia)Niclaes, Hendrik: see Familists.
Goltzius, Hendrik(Encyclopedia)Goltzius, Hendrik or Hendrick hn´drk gôlt´süs [key], 1558–1617, Dutch line engraver and painter; son of a stained-glass painter. He is said to have blended the naturalism of Northern Europ...
Oort, Jan Hendrik(Encyclopedia)Oort, Jan Hendrik rt [key], 1900–1992, Dutch astronomer. He confirmed (1927) Bertil Lindblad's theory of the Milky Way galaxy's rotation. In the 1950s he and his colleagues used radio astronomical...
Mesdag, Hendrik Willem(Encyclopedia)Mesdag, Hendrik Willem hn´drk vl´m ms´däkh [key], 1831–1915, Dutch marine painter. He gave up banking at 35 to study painting. He later lived at The Hague and was known as a painter an...
Baekeland, Leo Hendrik(Encyclopedia)Baekeland, Leo Hendrik bk´lnd [key], 1863–1944, American chemist, b. Belgium, grad. Univ. of Ghent, 1882. In 1889 he emigrated to the United States. He founded (1893) and conducted, until 1899,...
Balen, Hendrik van(Encyclopedia)Balen, Hendrik van hn´drk vän bä´ln [key], 1575–1632, Flemish painter, b. Antwerp. Van Balen usually provided the figures for scenes in which another painter, frequently Jan Brueghel, desi...
Tollens, Hendrik Franciscus(Encyclopedia)Tollens, Hendrik Franciscus hn´drk fränss´ks tôl´ns [key], 1780–1856, Dutch poet. Among the leading Dutch romantics, he was popular for his homely and sincere patriotic verse. His pri...
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