4 November 1848–12 December 1896 (Age 48)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Cornelus

When Cornelus was born on 4 November 1848, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Aire Adrianus Vander Steen, was 20 and his mother, Johanna Kruidenier, was 20. He died on 12 December 1896, at the age of 48.

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Aire Adrianus Vander Steen
Johanna Kruidenier
Adriana Vander Steen
Cornelis Van Der Steen
Geertje Van der Steen
Cornelius Vander Steen
Adriaantje van der Steen
Adrianus Cornelis VANDER STEEN
Leendert van der Steen
Arie Adrianus Van Der Steen
Arie Adrianus Vandersteen

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.
1856 · Rotterdam Zoo opens to the public

Age 8

In 1856, Rotterdam Zoo, or Blijdorp zoo opened. It was heavily damaged in WWII and the animals were moved to the present location at the end of the 1940s.

Age 15

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.

Name Meaning

From an old Roman family name, Cornélius, which is of uncertain origin, possibly a derivative of Latin cornu ‘horn’. This was the name of a 3rd-century pope who is venerated as a saint. The name was particularly popular in the Low Countries, and immigrants contributed to its frequency in the north of England from the 1400s. However, it is now seldom used in Britain.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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