Hulst, W.G. van der

WRITER (THE NETHERLANDS)
BORN 28 Oct 1879, Utrecht - DIED 31 Aug 1963, Utrecht
REAL NAME Hulst, Willem Geert van der
GRAVE LOCATION Utrecht: 1e Algemene Begraafplaats Soestbergen, Gansstraat 167 (11-629)

W.G. van der Hulst was educated as a school teacher. He taught in Utrecht from 1901 onwards and from 1913 until 1940 he was the director of the school. In 1907 he married Johanna Cornelia van Arkel. His wife died after the birth of their seond child in 1913. In 1916 he married Jeanette Maan (1892-1982) and with her he had four further children.

His first book "Willem Wijcherts" was published in 1907 under the pseudonym Jan van de Croese. His novel "Jaap Holm en z'n vrinden" (1910) made him well known with the public. His own favourite, "Peerke en z'n kameraden" was published in 1919. Between 1936 and 1948 he published "In de Soete Suikerbol" (7 volumes).

From 1933 onwards several of his books were illustrated by his son Willem junior (1917-2006). His son Hendrik van de Hulst (1918-2000) was a well known astronomer.

Sources
• Broek, Annet van den, Koos Groen, Hun Laatste Rustplaats, Bosch & Keuning, Baarn, 1985
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/W.G._van_de_Hulst_sr.

Images

The grave of W.G. van der Hulst at the Soestbergen Begraafplaats, Utrecht.
Picture by Androom (03 Aug 2012)

 

The grave of W.G. van der Hulst at the Soestbergen Begraafplaats, Utrecht.
Picture by Androom (03 Aug 2012)

 


Hummel, Carl

Published: 2 Dec 2017
Last update: 2 Dec 2017