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Richard Schoemaker
Prof. ir. R.L.A. Schoemaker
Born (1886-10-05)5 October 1886
Roermond, Netherlands
Died 3 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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bijkerk, Tony (Autumn 1994). "Just a Name". pp. 27–29. https://digital.la84.org/digital/collection/p17103coll10/id/3089/rec/1. 
  2. "Richard Schoemaker Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/sc/richard-schoemaker-1.html. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  3. Erik Müller, Schoemaker, prof. ir. Richard Leonard Arnold at onderscheidingen.nl
  4. René & Peter van der Krogt, Schoemakerstraat at stratenvandelft.nl

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