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Growing Up in Barneveld

  • Pieter C. van der Kruit
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 416)

Abstract

Jacobus C. Kapteyn was born in Barneveld in 1851 as the tenth of fifteen children, in a strictly religious environment. His parents ran a boarding school for boys, where he himself was also educated. He later said that he had been very lonely amidst so many other boys who needed the attention of his parents, and had often felt neglected as a result. At a relatively young age he decided to turn away from the church. He was a very bright student, who developed a strong interest in astronomy, among other subjects.

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Chapter  1. Growing up in Barneveld

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter C. van der Kruit
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  1. 1.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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