Van Wijk, Nicolaas
|born on||4 October 1880 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )|
|Place||Delden, Netherlands, 52n16, 6e41|
|Timezone||LMT m6e41 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||11°33' 14°24 Asc. 26°19'|
Dutch linguist and philanthropist, and from 1913 until his death on 25 March 1941, the first Dutch professor of Slavic languages. In the academic year 1929-1930 Van Wijk was rector of the University of Leiden, and in this role he oversaw the honorary doctorate awarded to Princess Juliana in 1930. He died in Leiden on 25 March 1941.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941): Slavist, linguist, Philanthropist" by Jan Paul Hinrichs (Rodopi, 2006), p. 13: "Nicolaas van Wijk . . . was born [in Delden] at half-past ten on the morning of the 4th October 1880, at home – 'des voormiddags te half elf ure, ten zynen huize' – according to the declaration given by his 28-year old father in the presence of the mayor the following day."
- Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist