Hoogland, Herman

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Hoogland, Herman Gender: M
Hermanus Hoogland
born on 13 October 1891 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07
Timezone LMT m5e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°45' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°05 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°37'

Herman Hoogland (1912)


Dutch draughts player who was the first draughts (also known as "checkers") world-champion from the Netherlands. He dominated the game for over a decade and became a leading student of it. He began playing the game seriously in 1908 at age seventeen. In 1912 he became world champion for the first time. From 1923 onward he became an advocate for a different way of playing the game.

He died on 25 November 1955 in Utrecht.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1912 (Draughts world-champion)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 2506 from the online Utrecht archives: "des morgens te half tien uur" (nine-thirty in the morning). English Wikipedia incorrectly has October 31.


  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Draughts / checkers)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Draughts world-champion)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (World-champion)