Johannes Marinus Tops

1897–1974 (Age 76)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Johannes Marinus

When Johannes Marinus Tops was born on 11 September 1897, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Petrus Joannes Tops, was 28 and his mother, Maria Gelens, was 28. He married Maria Cornelia Derksen on 18 April 1923. He died in March 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 76.

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Johannes Marinus Tops
Maria Cornelia Derksen
Marriage: 18 April 1923

Spouse & Children

18 April 1923

Parents & Siblings

  • Petrus Joannes Tops


  • Maria Gelens




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World Events (8)

1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 2

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
1903 · Railroad strikes in the Netherlands (1903)

Age 6

A labor dispute broke out among Amsterdam workers regarding union rights. Union membership was obligatory with certain companies, but this was not the case for some other employers. The strikes began in January of 1903 and quickly spread across the country. Workers fought for the right to organize into unions and have the freedom to implement strikes.
1919 · Openbare Bibliotheek

Age 22

The Amsterdam Public Library (known as Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) is an organization of various public libraries. The first of these opened on February 8, 1919. There had been protests beforehand, as the elites were concerned that incorrect ideas would corrupt the minds of the community. Regardless, the first public reading room opened in 1919 and libraries spread across the city in subsequent years.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

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

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