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Hendrik Willem van Loon [a] Avn 14, — March 11, was a Dutch-American historian, journalist, and award-winning children’s book author. In [4] he married Eliza Ingersoll Bowditch —daughter of a Harvard professor, by whom he had two sons, Henry Bowditch and Gerard Willem. The newlyweds moved to Germany, where van Loon received his Ph.

He lectured at Cornell University from to ; in he became an American citizen.

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Van Loon had two later marriages, to Eliza Helen Jimmie Criswell in and playwright Frances Goodrich Ames inbut after a divorce from Ames he returned to Criswell it is debatable whether or not they remarried ; she inherited his estate in From the s until his death, Van Loon nendrik many books, illustrating them himself. Most widely known among these is The Story of Mankinda history of the world especially for children, which won the first Newbery Medal in The book was later updated by Van Loon and has continued to be updated, first by his son and later by other historians.


However, he also wrote many other very popular books aimed at young adults.

As a writer he was known for emphasizing crucial historical events and giving a complete picture of individual characters, as well as the role of the arts in history. He also had an informal and thought-provoking style which, particularly in The Story of Mankindincluded personal anecdotes. As an illustrator of his own books, he was known for his lively black-and-white drawings and his chronological diagrams. After having revisited Germany many times in the s, he was banned from the country when the Nazis came to power.

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The titles and subtitles of his books are notable for being lengthy. Van Loon had a remarkable command of the English language, and the and other editions of “Roget’s International Thesaurus” are dedicated “To the memory of Hendrik Willem Van Loon who month after month, year after year, sent additions and changes for this edition”. The Italian songwriter Francesco Guccini has composed a song, dedicated to the memory of his father, who was a lover of van Loon’s works when he was young.

The song is titled “Van Loon,” and appears in the album Signora Bovary. The journalist Charlie Pierce publishes a quote from van Loon every Wednesday on his politics blog for Esquire in a post titled, “Your Weekly van Loon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.


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