Winkler Prins, Anthony

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Winkler Prins, Anthony Gender: M
Anthonij Prins
born on 30 January 1817 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Voorst, Netherlands, 52n10, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 10°24' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°05 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 11°29'

Anthony Winkler Prins (Sculpture by Christine Chiffrun in Veendam)


Dutch writer, remembered mostly for being chief editor of the "Winkler Prins" encyclopedia.

Besides being an encyclopedist, Winkler Prins (a double surname) was a "Doopsgezind" (Mennonite) preacher. He also wrote editorials for many newspapers, as well as poetry.

Winkler Prins' son Jacob (born in Tjalleberd on 5 February 1849, died at sea on 25 November 1907) was a poet (mostly of sonnets) and a painter.

Anthony Winkler Prins died on 4 January 1908 in Voorburg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate at, p. 20/196 [1]: "des middags ten twee uren" (two o'clock in the afternoon).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Mennonite preacher)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Editorialist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Encyclopedist)