Robert Floris van Eyck

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Robert Floris van Eyck or van Eijk (3 May 1916 – 19 December 1991), was a London poet,[1][2] artist and art restorer.[3][4]


He was born in The Hague as the son of poet, critic, essayist and philosopher Pieter Nicolaas van Eyck and wife Nelly Estelle Benjamins, a woman of Jewish and Latin origin born and raised in Suriname.[5][6][7]

In March 1918, his brother Aldo van Eyck, later a famous architect, was born in Driebergen. In 1919, his family moved to London where his father was a correspondent for the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant. Van Eyk was educated in England (at Sidcot School in Somerset) during his youth.

Marriage and children[edit]

He married as her second husband in London, Greater London, on 3 December 1962 and divorced in 1986 Princess Christina Margarethe of Hesse (b. Kronberg im Taunus, 10 January 1933 – 21 November 2011), married firstly in Kronberg im Taunus on 2 August 1956 and divorced in London in 1962 from her first husband, Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia (Bled, Kingdom of Yugoslavia), 28 June 1929 - Irvine, Orange County, California, 7 May 1990), daughter of Prince Christoph of Hesse and wife Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, and had issue:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Dutch)
  2. ^ (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Friday, Mar. 02, 1962 (Mar 2, 1962). " — TIME". Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  4. ^ Friday, Feb. 25, 1966 (Feb 25, 1966). "TIME". Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  5. ^ (in Dutch)
  6. ^ a b Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 167
  7. ^ (in Spanish)

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