Berlage, Hendrik

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Berlage, Hendrik Gender: M
Berlage, Hendrik Petrus
born on 21 February 1856 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LMT m4e54 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Schepel
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°00' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°27 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 01°39'

Hendrik Berlage


Dutch architect considered the "Father of Modern architecture" in the Netherlands and the intermediary between the Traditionalists and the Modernists. Berlage's theories inspired most Dutch architectural groups of the 1920s, including the Traditionalists, the Amsterdam School, De Stijl and the New Objectivists. He received the British RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1932.

His whose work was represented in three major cities. The characteristics of his style are simplicity of form, severity of line and a marked preference for the use of brick.

Berlage died at The Hague on 12 August 1934, aged 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Oud, J.J.P. (born 9 February 1890)


Source Notes

The original ADB entry contained the wrong date 24 February. It was corrected 20 Dec 2016.

Selma Schepel quotes B.R. (Gemeente Archief, GA) for 21-2-1856 10h00 LMT Amsterdam in SterrenTijd 15 of 1 March 1991. Also the Koppejans give 10h00 AM as B.S (Burgelijke Stand, read Municipal Archive) in Beeldgids van de dierenriem.

Sy Scholfield later submitted birth certificate from the Noord-Holland municipal archives: "des voormiddags ten tien ure" (at ten o'clock in the morning).


  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (City planner for three major cities)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field ("Father of Modern architecture" in the Netherlands)