Richard Schoemaker

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Richard Schoemaker
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Prof. ir. R.L.A. Schoemaker
Personal information
Born(1886-10-05)5 October 1886
Roermond, Netherlands
Died3 May 1942(1942-05-03) (aged 55)
Sachsenhausen, Germany

Richard Leonard Arnold Schoemaker (5 October 1886 – 3 May 1942) was a Dutch Olympic fencer, engineer in the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army, professor of architecture at Bandung Institute of Technology and Delft University of Technology, and leader of a resistance group during World War II, for which he was executed at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.[1]

He competed in the individual sabre event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2] He was one of 95 people who, most posthumously, received the Dutch Cross of Resistance.[3] The street forming the eastern border of the Delft University campus is named Schoemakerstraat after him.[4]


  1. ^ Bijkerk, Tony (Autumn 1994). "Just a Name". Citius, Altius, Fortius. 2 (3): 27–29. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Richard Schoemaker Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  3. ^ Erik Müller, Schoemaker, prof. ir. Richard Leonard Arnold at
  4. ^ René & Peter van der Krogt, Schoemakerstraat at