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Born in Wijlre, Limburg, Netherlands
Died in Waalre, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands  (heart attack)
Birth NameAntonius Franciscus Coolen

Mini Bio (1)

Antoon Coolen was born on April 17, 1897 in Wijlre, Limburg, Netherlands as Antonius Franciscus Coolen. He was a writer, known for Dorp aan de rivier (1958), De herberg in het misverstand (1976) and Stijn Streuvels 95 jaar! (1966). He was married to Gerda de Jong. He died on November 9, 1961 in Waalre, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

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Gerda de Jong (? - 9 November 1961) ( his death) ( 4 children)

Trivia (2)

A memorial for Coolen, made by sculptor Fons Bemelmans in 1997, was placed near his birth-place in Wijlre.
Fell out of a train, three weeks before his death. He lay for 4 hours unconscious next to the railway track. The real cause of the incident was never discovered. Some people thought he was pushed out of the train, because he was about to reveal facts on misbehaviour of car manufacturer DAF in World War II. Coolen never fully recovered.

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