Maria Zeevaart

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Zeevaart was born in 1860, in Nieuw-Lekkerland, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Frans Zeevaart, was 32 and her mother, Catharina Gerardina Willemsen, was 35. She married Johannes Been on 20 May 1903, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. She died on 19 February 1943, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 83.

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Johannes Been
Maria Zeevaart
Marriage: 20 May 1903

Sources (2)

  • Maria Zeevaart, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"
  • Maria Zeevaart, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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World Events (8)


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

1863 · Rotterdam Bank is completed

"On May 16, 1863, Rotterdam Bank was founded by Marten Mees, and a handful of other businessmen. It became the main rival to the bank he founded years earlier. Rotterdam bank's founders emulated Britain�s """"Colonial Bank"""", to help alleviate the increasing need for borrowing in the Dutch East Indies."

1885 · The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam opens

In 1885, the Geography and Ethnology museum opened as a result of increased exposure to other cultures within its borders and exploratory efforts into foreign lands. It changed its name later to the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam.

Name Meaning

Short form of Maria , of German origin but now also moderately popular in the English-speaking world.

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

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