Geert Wilders

Dutch politician (born 1963)

Geert Wilders (born 6 September 1963) is a Dutch right-wing populist and nationalist [1][2][3][4][5] politician, born in Venlo. He is a member of the Dutch Parliament. He joined the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy first, and in 2006 created and has become the leader for the Party for Freedom.[6][7]

Geert Wilders
Party leader Party for Freedom
Assumed office
22 February 2006
Parliamentary group leader Party for Freedom / Group Wilders
Assumed office
23 November 2006
In office
2 September 2004 – 23 November 2006
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
26 July 2002
In office
25 August 1998 – 23 May 2002
Municipal councillor of The Hague
In office
11 March 2010 – 1 July 2010
Municipal councillor of Utrecht
In office
1 October 1997 – April 1998
Personal details
Geert Wilders

(1963-09-06) 6 September 1963 (age 60)
Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands
Political partyParty for Freedom (PVV) (2006-)
Group Wilders (2004-2006)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) (1989-2004)
Krisztina Marfai (m. 1992)
Alma materOpen University



He began working as an assistant (helper) for Frits Bolkestein in 1990. In September 2004, he left People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD in Dutch, the language spoken in the Netherlands). After that he made his own party named Groep Wilders. Later he changed the name to Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for Freedom or PVV).

Fitna is a short movie made by Wilders. It was released on the Internet on 27 March 2008. Wilders' goal was to show people what he thinks about Islamization, using this movie.


  1. Willem Maas, "Citizenship and Immigrant Integration in the Netherlands," in Adam Luedtke (ed.), Migrants and Minorities: the European Response, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, ISBN 1-4438-2111-X, pp. 226-242
  2. "'Hate' trial for far-right politician Geert Wilders". 4 October 2010.
  3. "Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders arrives in Britain". 5 March 2010 – via
  4. Comiteau, Lauren (23 June 2011). "Wilders verdict stirs up Dutch debate". BBC News.
  5. "Dutch far-right leader challenges ESM ratification". 29 May 2012 – via {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. Castle, Stephen (5 August 2010). "Dutch Opponent of Muslims Gains Ground". The New York Times. Netherlands. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  7. Mock, Vanessa (11 June 2010). "Wilders makes shock gains in Dutch elections". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 June 2010.

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