Geert Maatjes

23 February 1826–27 July 1878 (Age 52)
Hollandscheveld, Drenthe, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Geert

When Geert Maatjes was born on 23 February 1826, in Hollandscheveld, Drenthe, Netherlands, his father, Harm Geerts Maatjes, was 33 and his mother, Trijntje Harms Koster, was 27. He died on 27 July 1878, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 52.

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Harm Geerts Maatjes
Trijntje Harms Koster
Geert Harms Maatjes
Geert Maatjes
Hendrikje Maatjes
Grietje Maatjes

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World Events (8)

Age 4
Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.
1838 · Natura Artis Magistra (Zoo)
Age 12
The Natura Artis Magistra, also known as Artis, is the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands and among the oldest zoos in all of Europe. It is located in the center of Amsterdam. Gerard Westerman, J.W.H. Werlemann and J.J. Wijsmuller founded the Zoo in 1838, where it was initially open only to members. The zoo would become public in 1851. In addition to the typical Zoo fare, Artis also contains an aquarium, planetarium, arboretum, and a sizeable collection of art.
1841 · Moses and Aaron Church is Consecrated
Age 15
After approximately four years of construction, the "Mozes en Aäronkerk", or Moses and Aaron Church, was consecrated.

Name Meaning

form of Gerhard .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Geert Maatjes, "Netherlands Deaths and Burials, 1668-1945"
  • Geert Maatjes, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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