De Meester, Theo

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de Meester, Theo Gender: M
Theodoor Herman de Meester
born on 16 December 1851 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Harderwijk, Netherlands, 52n21, 5e38
Timezone LMT m5e38 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°42' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°07 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 23°16'

Theo de Meester


Dutch Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Minister of Finance from 1905 to 1908.

De Meester was the son of Gerrit Abraham de Meester (1817–1864), who had been a member of the Dutch parliament for the Zwolle constituency from 1862 to 1864. A former administrator in the Dutch East Indies, De Meester's cabinet was inaugurated on 17 August 1905. It consisted of five Liberal, two Free-minded Democratic, and two non-partisan ministers. It had no majority in either of the two Dutch chambers, and earned the nickname Porcelain Cabinet. His government first resigned in December 1906, when the defence budget for 1907 wasn't approved by the Dutch senate. That resignation was refused by Queen Wilhelmina, but the government fell in December 1907, when the Dutch parliament disapproved the defence budget for 1908. The government remained as a demissionair until 12 February 1908.

He died on 27 December 1919, aged 68, in The Hague, Netherlands.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 165 in the online Geldersland archives, p. 332/451: "des morgens ten half zesen ure" (in the morning at five-thirty) [1].


  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1905-1908)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Liberal)