Joop den Uyl

Dutch politician (1919-1987)

Johannes Marten "Joop" den Uyl [1] (born August 9, 1919 in Hilversum - December 24, 1987 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).

Joop den Uyl

Den Uyl was Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1973 to 1977, the so-called Den Uyl cabinet.

He was als a member of the Second Chamber, an alderman of Amsterdam, and a government minister.

He studied economics at the University of Amsterdam.

Although raised a Reformed Christian, he turned agnostic.

Den Uyl died of a brain tumor, aged 68.


  1. Officialy den Uijl.