Laurens Petrus van Dongen

4 May 1818–29 October 1878 (Age 60)
Waspik, North Brabant, Netherlands

The Life of Laurens Petrus

When Laurens Petrus van Dongen was born on 4 May 1818, in Waspik, North Brabant, Netherlands, his father, Petrus Laurentius van Dongen, was 33 and his mother, Maria Anna Zijlmans, was 28. He married Johanna Poppelier on 31 October 1850, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 29 October 1878, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Laurens Petrus van Dongen
Johanna Poppelier
Marriage: 31 October 1850

Spouse and Children

31 October 1850
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Petrus Laurentius van Dongen


    Maria Anna Zijlmans




    Anna Maria van Dongen


    Elisabeth van Dongen



    Johanna van Dongen


World Events (6)


Age 12

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.
1844 · Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant begins publication

Age 26

In 1844, this highly liberal newspaper began publishing. It was so influential that it stayed in business until 1970, when it merged with its competitor, Algemeen Handelsblad, forming the NRC Handelsblad.

Age 35

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Laurens Petrus van Dongen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Louwrees van Dongen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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