Strijbos, Jan P.

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Strijbos, Jan P. Gender: M
Jan Pieter Strijbos
born on 14 March 1891 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Haarlem, Netherlands, 52n23, 4e38
Timezone LMT m4e38 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°23' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°56 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 09°25'


Dutch naturalist, cineast, photographer, journalist, writer and public speaker of the nature (and birds in particular) protection movement.

Strijbos initially worked as an architectural engineer. He became more and more interested in birds and chose to start publishing on the subject in 1927. Daily newspapers such as Het Parool and De Telegraaf frequently reserved space for his popular columns. His first major work was the first part of What's that bird called (Dutch: Hoe heet die vogel?), followed by part two in 1930. He also wrote a richly illustrated book on the breeding of the grey heron before becoming involved in photography. His most notable achievement in that field was the material he created in the pre-war great cormorant colony in Lekkerkerk. He also created visual material for the promotion of his cause, which he mainly used for his lectures. His friend and Nobel prize winning ethologist Niko Tinbergen characterised him in a preface he has written for Strijbos' 1956 book about South Africa as follows: "(...) the tramp, the carefree enjoyer, the admirer, the minstrel, and the ambassadeur of all things living, the witty conversationalist". He died in Bentveld on 10 May 1983, aged 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3630 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Naturalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist