|Portrait by Johan Heinrich Neuman, 1896|
|16th and 19th Prime Minister of the Netherlands|
23 April 1883 – 20 April 1888
|Preceded by||Theo van Lynden van Sandenburg|
|Succeeded by||Æneas, Baron Mackay|
27 August 1874 – 3 November 1877
|Preceded by||Gerrit de Vries|
|Succeeded by||Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello|
|Born||Jan Heemskerk Abrahamszoon
30 July 1818
|Died||9 October 1897
The Hague, Netherlands
|Spouse(s)||Anna Maria Heemskerk|
Jan Heemskerk Abrahamszoon (Dutch pronunciation: [jɑn ˈɦeːmskɛrk ˈaːbraːɦɑmsˌsoːn]; 30 July 1818 – 9 October 1897) was a Dutch politician who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1874 to 1877, and again from 1883 to 1888. His son, Theo Heemskerk also served as Prime Minister.
He was three times Ministers of the Interior (1866–1868; 1874–1877; 1883–1888) and three times temporary chairman of the Council of Ministers, similar to the present-day Prime Minister, (1867–1868; 1874–1877; 1883–1888). He was Minister of State from 1885 to his death.
Heemskerk married his first cousin Anna Maria Heemskerk on 1 October 1846 in Utrecht. They had 5 sons, one of whom died in infancy, and 3 daughters. His son Theo Heemskerk (1852–1932) was Prime Minister from 1908 to 1913. His son Jan Frederik Heemskerk (1867–1944) was a member of the House of Representatives.
Heemskerk's published works include
- De praktijk onzer grondwet. 2 vols. (Utrecht: J. L. Beijers, 1881.)
- Speciminis inauguralis de Montesquivio pars prior [-altera]. 2 vols. (Amstelodami: J.H. et G. van Heteren, 1839.)
- Media related to Jan Heemskerk at Wikimedia Commons
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