Gerretson, Carel

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Gerretson, Carel Gender: M
Frederik Carel Gerretson
born on 9 February 1884 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Rotterdam, Netherlands, 51n55, 4e29
Timezone LMT m4e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°46' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°47 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 24°52'

Carel Gerretson (1939)
photo: Collectie SPAARNESTAD PHOTO/Fotograaf onbekend, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Dutch writer, essayist, historian, and politician.

Gerretson was a professor of colonial history at the University of Utrecht. He published a number of books on the petroleum industry, with works such as Geschiedenis der "Koninklijke" and a history of Royal Dutch, before branching out into other areas. Using the pseudonym Geerten Gossaert, Gerretson also became noted as a poet with his work De moeder receiving regular reprints. He also published works under the name Arthur Lawick.

Gerretson's nationalist principles led him to politics and he initially was associated with the conservative Calvinist Christian Historical Union (CHU) before moving to the fascist politics of the National Union, of which he was one of the founders in 1925. He was elected to the Senate of the States-General of the Netherlands in 1951 for the CHU as a representative for South Holland and served in the first parliamentary commission for foreign policy, where he was in disagreement with the spirit of decolonisation that pervaded in the commission.

He died in Utrecht on 27 October 1958, aged 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Haighton, Alfred (born 26 October 1896). Notes: Members of extreme right movement


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 66 from the Zuid-Holland archives: "des voormiddags ten half twee ure" (two o'clock in the forenoon). Born in Kralingen which is now a neighbourhood of Rotterdam.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Essayist)