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Pieter Cort van der Linden


In office
August 29, 1913 – September 9, 1918
Monarch Queen Wilhelmina
Preceded by Theo Heemskerk
Succeeded by Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck

Born 14 May 1846(1846-05-14)
The Hague, The Netherlands
Died 15 July 1935 (aged 89)
The Hague, The Netherlands
Birth name Pieter Wilhelm Adriaan Cort van der Linden
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Joanna Diderica Wttewaal van Wickenburg (died. 1874)
Johanna Cornelia de Koning
Religion Arminian Remonstrant

Pieter Wilhelm Adriaan Cort van der Linden (14 May 1846 – 15 July 1935) was a Dutch political figure. He served as prime minister of the Netherlands between 1913 and 1918.

He was the last prime minister to lead a pure liberal cabinet. However, the cabinet held only a minority in parliament and depended on the support of the social democrats.

One of his major achievements was maintaining Dutch neutrality during the First World War, although personally, he was pro-German.

He also introduced universal suffrage in the Netherlands. Because of this, the social democrats and the Algemeene Bond van RK-kiesverenigingen, a Catholic party, won the 1918 elections. The Catholic Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck took Cort van der Linden's place as Prime minister.

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