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L.W.C. van den Berg
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Date of Birth: 10 October 1845

Place of Birth: Haarlem

Date of Death: 3 March 1927

Place of Death: Delft


Lodewijk Willem Christiaan van den Berg was born into a family of artists; his father was a painter and his mother worked as a musician. As a child, he lost the sight in one eye, hit by an arrow while playing. This may have contributed to his calm and very serious character, contrasting…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “L.W.C. van den Berg”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 January 2021 <>

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