Fransen van de Putte, Isaac Dignus

BORN 22 Mar 1822, Goes, Zeeland - DIED 3 Mar 1902, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
GRAVE LOCATION Den Haag, Zuid-Holland: Oud Eik en Duinen, Laan van Eik en Duinen (KD 483)

Fransen van de Putte was the son of Jan Fransen van de Putte, a rich landowner and banker. He received a military education at the Navy Institute in Medemblik. He was dismissed after an incident and after that he worked for ten years on merchant ships. In 1849 he was engaged as an administrator at a sugar plantation on Java. In 1850 he married Lucie Henriëtte Cornets de Groot. they had three daughters and a son.

When he returned to the Netherlands he was a rich man and he became a member of parliament in 1862. In 1863 he became Minister of Colonial Affairs. After a conflict with prime minister Thorbecke the latter resigned. After that Fransen van der Putte acted as prime minister, but after 97 days his cabinet was brought down by Thorbecke. In 1872 he returned as Minister for Colonial Affairs under De Vries. In 1874 the cabinet resigned. From 1880 until his death in 1902 he was a member of the Dutch First Chamber.

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• quarreled with Thorbecke, Johan Rudolf


The grave of Isaac Fransen van de Putte at the Oud Eik en Duinen Cemetery, The Hague.
Picture by Androom (03 Aug 2007)


De Volkskrant

Franul von Weißenthurn, Johanna

Published: 21 May 2021
Last update: 02 Feb 2022