Jan de Hartog
Date of Birth
Apr 22, 1914

Biography

An author whose novels were often translated to film, Jan de Hartog had a special gift for parlaying his unique experiences into fascinating literature. Born the son of a minister in the Haarlem, Noord-Holland region of the Netherlands, de Hartog ran away to live his life at sea before ultimately returning to terra firma to study at Netherlands Naval College. Following a period as an actor and...