Jan Romein

Dutch historian

1893   -   1962

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
native language: Dutch
educated at: Leiden University
occupation: journalist, historian, university teacher

Jan Marius Romein (30 October 1893 – 16 July 1962) was a Dutch historian, journalist, literary scholar and professor of history at the University of Amsterdam. A Marxist and a student of Huizinga, Romein is remembered for his popularizing books of Dutch national history, jointly authored with his wife Annie Romein-Verschoor. His work has been translated into English, German, French, Italian, Indonesian and Japanese.
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