Brandt, Willem

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Brandt, Willem Gender: M
Willem Simon Brand Klooster
born on 6 September 1905 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Groningen, Netherlands, 53n1208, 6e3309
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°58' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°04 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°45'

Willem Brandt (1970)
photo: Eric Koch / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Dutch poet, writer, journalist and Freemason, who was known under the pseudonym Willem Brandt.

In 1927, he left Holland for the Dutch East Indies, where he became editor of the 'Deli Courant' newspaper. In five years he had worked his way up to the position of editor. During World War II he was detained in a Japanese concentration camp. After the war he became head of 'Deli Courant.' He was repatriated in 1955, becoming director of NV Deli Printing and Bookshop in Amsterdam. In 1957, he became editor of 'Het Goois Nieuwsblad.'

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 1275 in the online Groningen archives, p. 652/954: "des voormiddags te half seven uur" (at six-thirty in the forenoon) [1].


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Expatriate)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Other Rel/Spirituality (Freemason)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor