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Hendrik Willem van Loon

Hendrik Willem van LoonBorn: 14-Jan-1882
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 11-Mar-1944
Location of death: Old Greenwich, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Juvenile historian, Story of Mankind


[1] Born a Lutheran, joined the Unitarian Laymen's League, 1924.

Father: Hendrik Willem van Loon
Mother: Elisabeth Johanna Hanken
Wife: Eliza Ingersoll Bowditch (m. 1906, div.)
Wife: Eliza Helen Criswell ("Jimmie", m. 1920)
Wife: Frances Goodrich Ames (playwright, m. 1927)

    High School: Noorthey Institute, Netherlands
    University:
Cornell University (1905)
    University: PhD, University of Munich (1911)
    Professor: History, Cornell University (1915-17)
    Professor: Antioch College, Ohio (1921-22)

    Newbery Medal 1922 for The Story of Mankind
    Dutch Treat Club (1937-41)

Author of books:
The Fall of the Dutch Republic (1913)
The Romance of Discovery (1917)
Ancient Man: The Beginning of Civilizations (1920)
The Story of Mankind (1921)
The Story of the Bible (1923)
Tolerance (1925)
America (1927)
Multiplex man (1928)
Life and Times of Peter Stuyvesant (1928)
R.v.R. (1930, fiction)
Van Loon's Geography (1932)
The Story of Inventions: Man, the Miracle Maker (1934)
Ships and How They Sailed the Seven Seas (1935)
Around the World with the Alphabet and Hendrik Willem van Loon (1935)
World Divided is a World Lost (1935)
Home of Mankind: The Story of the World We Live In (1936)
The Arts (1937)
Observations on the Mystery of Print and the Work of Johann Gutenberg (1937)
Our Battle: Being One Man's Answer to My Battle By Adolf Hitler (1938)
How to Look at Painting (1938)
The Story of the Pacific (1940)
Life and times of Johann Sebastian Bach (1940)
Van Loon's Lives (1942)
Thomas Jefferson (1943)
Life and times of Simon Bolivar (1943)


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