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Henrik Van Loon (1882–1944)

Hendrik Willem Van Loon was born on January 14, 1882 in the Netherlands(Father also named Hendrik Willem). He graduated from Harvard University and did his doctoral work in Munich. He is best noted for his lively histories and biographies for children(but much enjoyed by adults too)decorated with his own drawings. His best known works include The ... See full bio »

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 1957 The Story of Mankind (book "The Story of Mankind")
 1938 The Fight for Peace (Documentary) (original script - as Hendrik Willem Van Loon)
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 1938 The Fight for Peace (Documentary) (producer - as Hendrik Willem Van Loon)

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Other Works:

Book: "The Story of Mankind" (filmed as The Story of Mankind (1957)).

Alternate Names:

Hendrik Willem Van Loon


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Two sons born to his first marriage, Henry Bowditch Van Loon born June 22, 1907 and Gerard Willem Van Loon born January 16, 1911.

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