Maaike Maartje Bezemer

21 January 1901–27 December 1995 (Age 94)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Maaike Maartje

When Maaike Maartje Bezemer was born on 21 January 1901, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Arie Bezemer, was 25 and her mother, Maaike Euser, was 24. She died on 27 December 1995, in her hometown, at the age of 94.

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Leendert Zwaal
Maaike Maartje Bezemer

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Arie Bezemer


    Maaike Euser




    Arie Bezemer


    Jilles Bezemer


    Jacob Bezemer



    Cornelis Bezemer


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World Events (8)

1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 3

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.
1913 · Rotterdam School of Commerce opens

Age 12

Founded in 1913 by some of Rotterdam's most prominent entrepreneurs, the Netherlands School of Commerce received almost unanimous support from the local business community. It would be rebranded in 1973 as Erasmus University.
1927 · Natural History Museum Rotterdam opens

Age 26

Opened in 1927, the first site of the museum was in the attic above an all-girls school. It quickly outgrew the space and was moved to a site across the street from another museum in Mathenesserlaan. The museum was forced to move again in 1959, and 1987. In 1993, the museum was given a new pavilion. It finally finds its permanent home in the early 2000s, where it is today.

Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a broom maker, Middle High German besemer, from an agent derivative of besem ‘broom’.

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

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