Berken, Tine van

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Berken, Tine van Gender: F
Anna Christina Berkhout
born on 29 September 1870 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LMT m4e54 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°12' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°54 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 03°38'


Dutch writer of children's books.

Tine van Berken was the pen name of Anna Christina Berkhout. She also used the pen name Anna Koubert as writer for adults, but she is best known as the first Dutch writer of girl's books.

She was born in The Amsterdam Jordaan as the daughter of Gymnasium teacher in gymnastics Hermanus Berkhout (b. 1845). In 1888 she became a teacher, on 5 December 1895 she married the 27 years old clerk Christoffel Cornelis Witmond in Amsterdam. Her last poetry work before she died was Zonnige daagjes (Sunny days, 1899).

She died age 29 on 7 December 1899 in Amsterdam from tuberculosis.

After her sudden death she became famous. Most of her writings were published and illustrated after her death : See DBNL.

Her motto was: "Er is maar een zonde: - gebrek aan hart" (there is only one sin : - lack of heart).

She inspired the Flemish magic realistic writer Johan Daisne, who wrote the play "Tine van Berken" (1945), "Tine van Berken, of de intelligentie der ziel" (Tine van Berken, or the intelligence of the soul, 1962) and let her figure in his book "De Trap van steen en wolken" (The staircase of stone and clouds, 1942).

Link to Dutch Wikipedia


  • associate relationship with Bodenheim, Nelly (born 27 May 1874). Notes: Nelly illustrated her books
  • other associate with Daisne, Johan (born 2 September 1912). Notes: play Tine van Berken (1945)


  • Relationship : Marriage 5 December 1895 in Amsterdam (Christoffel Cornelis Witmond)
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  • Death by Disease 7 December 1899 in Amsterdam (tuberculosis)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 6/1237 Amsterdam, 29 September 1870 14h00.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Children's verses)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (first Dutch writer of girl's books.)