Marten Toonder Kundali AstroNidan
Birth Date: May 2, 1912
Birth Time: 5:20 a.m.
Birth City: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Degree : 11º25'4.0"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 28º5'45.8"
Moon Sign
Pada : 3
Degree : 6º36'28.17"
Last updated at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:55 a.m.
Created at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:55 a.m.

Kundali Details Birth details and configuration for astrological analysis

Birth Details

Gender Male
Weekday Thursday
Date May 2, 1912
Time 5:20 a.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Geo-location 51ºN55'21.0", 4ºE28'45.01"
Timezone Europe/Amsterdam

Residence Details

City Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Timezone Europe/Amsterdam

Ayansmha Preference

Ayanmsha True Chitra
Ayanmsha Value 22º37'24.24"


Birth Time (Europe/Amsterdam) May. 02, 1912, 05:00:28 AM
Birth Time (UTC) May. 02, 1912, 05:00:28 AM
Birth Time (LMT) May. 02, 1912, 05:18:23 AM
Birth Time (Julian) 2419524.708657
LMT Correction (in Hrs) 0.2986

Birth Place Location of birth place on map - Lat: 51ºN55'21.0" Lon: 4ºE28'45.01"

Life Attributes List of attributes/tags and tag associated with this kundali.


Extraordinary Talents | For Languages Famous | Top 5% of Profession


Art | Cartoonist Writers | Autobiographer Writers | Humor Writers | Poet


Religion/Spirituality | Metaphysical

Life Story Story of person and major life events assoicated with this Kundali

Dutch writer of comic strips, creator of Tom Puss and Oliver B. Bumble. Toonder (his name means "show it") became famous for his Tom Puss and Oliver B. Bumble series (1941-1990). As he wrote them for influential news papers like the "Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant" (NRC), he had a great influence on the Dutch language by introducing genial new words and expressions. Neologisms like "Minkukel", "zielknijper", "denkraam" and "kommer en kwel" were introduced by his strip heroes and enriched the Dutch language. "Ziel knijper" for shrink translates as "soul squeezer". Because of his original, typically Jungian symbolic word use, his work is difficult to translate. Toonders father Marten Toonder (16 Nov 1879, Warffum - 24 May 1965, Leiden ) was a sea captain of The Holland America Line. He brought home comics from America for his children. As the father was absent and the mother Trijntje Huizinga (2 March 1886, Uithuizen - 5 February 1970, Leiden) left the kids with strips alone, both Marten and his brother Jan Gerhard Toonder, could develop a vivid imagination. They shared an interest in mystery and the occult. Jan Gerhard would become a prolific writer and professional astrologer and Marten Toonders strips had always an adventurous and mysterious mood. After finishing the HBS-A school, he travelled with his father to South America (July 1931). In Buenos Aires he met a cartoonist who had worked for Felix the Cat in Disney Studio's. From end 1931 till 1932 he had military service, for him a boring time. After a short visit to the Rotterdam art academy (1932) Toonder worked as an illustrator (1933). From 1934-38, he illustrates for the "Nieuwsblad van het Noorden" (newspaper of the Nord) the for children meant strip "Thijs IJs, de ijsbeer" about an ice-bear for which his brother Jan Gerhard wrote the text. In 1941 the Dutch paper De Telegraaf looked for a replacement for the strip "Mickey Mouse", that could not be imported from the US, because of the war. He then wrote his first strip "Tom Poes ontdekt het geheim van de blauwe aarde" ((Tom Puss discovers the secret of the blue earth, 1941). He stopped with it in 1944 under the guise of having manic depressive illness, but actually because of the fact that an annoying him SS man became his Telegraaf editor-in-chief. From 1943 on, after a meeting with Dick van Veen, Toonder stated to work for the Dutch resistance. Het started with the falsification of food distribution charts. He risked his life by doing this. End 1944 the Toonder Studio's in Amsterdam hosted illegal press of De Algemene Vrije Illegale Drukkerij or D.A.V.I.D. But not long after the war Toonder was being accused of having collaborated with the Germans. The Toonder Studio's were closed. Meantime he worked as an editor of for Metro and made strips like Kappie. Kappie, short for kapitein was a see captain with a large moustache like his father. On 11 July 1946 his name was cleared. After the war, the Toonder studio published Tom Puss and Oliver B. Bumble strips for national and international papers. The writers content deepened to adult and above level and even intellectuals admitted that they eagerly awaited the next NRC strip. In Holland, Bumble strips were at last seen as literature, allowed even for the Dutch book lists of the higher education levels. In 1954 he became a member of the Dutch Academy of letters. Marten Toonder's work is now part of the Digital Library of Dutch Letters (DBNL). As is his brother's work (Jan Gerhard Toonder DBNL), who was a prolific writer like him. But their shared interest in astrology is seldom mentioned in the official writings about Dutch Letters. In 1967, 140 Bommel (Bumble ) stories appeared in pocket edition (48 parts) from the publishing house De Bezige Bij. Millions were sold. In 1986, he wrote the last Bumle, for nrc-Handelsblad, by having Olivier Bommel marry and settle for a comfortable future devoid of adventure. Toonder lived in countryside of Ireland from 1965 till the early 1990s. He was a private person who disliked the rumour of the city. The Dutch Toonder studio's were since 1966 located in Nederhort castle, or Bommelstein as people later would call it. In 1971 it burned down. Much of Toonders paintings, as well as the unique watch collection of the owner of the castle, Jan Jonker, were lost. On 31 May 1935 he married the cartoonist Alfine Kornélie Dik (14 September 1912, Rotterdam - 7 August 1990, Blackrock), artist name Phiny Dick, who was once his neighbour. They got two sons: Eiso Jan Gerhard and Onno Maarten Toonder. End 1965 they emigrated to Greystones, Ireland. On 23 May 1996 he married the Dutch composer Tera de Marez Oyens, born as Woltera Gerharda Wensink (5 August 1932, Velsen - 29 August 1996, Hilversum). She was already gravely ill (most likely cause cancer) and both knew it. She was the widow of a Holocaust survivor and Jewish philosopher and professor of political science Menachem Arnoni (1922-1985), and also a fan of his work and after contacting him, their friendship became love. In 2001 Toonder returned to the Netherlands. Toonder died in his sleep on July 27, 2005 in the retirement home for artists Rosa Spier in Laren. Link to Wikepedia biograhy

Life Events List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Feb. 1, 1933

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 6 February 1933 (First strip: Brams avonturen in De Nederlander) .


Begin Major Project

March 24, 1934

Work : Begin Major Project 24 March 1934 (First animal strip: Thijs IJs (1934-38) in Nieuwsblad van het Noorden) .



Feb. 18, 1941

Work : Contracts, agreements 18 February 1941 in Amsterdam (Contracted by De Telegraaf to start a strip for a month (march-april)) .


Begin Major Project

March 16, 1941

Work : Begin Major Project 16 March 1941 (Tom Poes en het geheim der blauwe aarde) .


Start Business

June 1, 1942

Work : Start Business June 1942 (Geesink-Toonder Teekenfilproductie (commercial films)) .


Start Business

June 1, 1943

Work : Start Business June 1943 (Geesink-Toonder Teekenfilproductie split, Toonder started Toonder Studio's) .


Begin Major Project

Nov. 15, 1944

Work : Begin Major Project 15 November 1944 in Amsterdam (Illegal paper Metro (verzetsblad) together with his brother who wrote the texts.) .



Dec. 27, 1945

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 27 December 1945 (Kappie en de vreemde zeerovers) .



Oct. 22, 1982

Work : Prize 22 October 1982 (Verzetsherdenkingskruis) .



Feb. 1, 1983

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 3 February 1983 in Amsterdam (Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel) .


Begin Major Project

Oct. 1, 1985

Work : Begin Major Project 3 October 1985 (Start of the last Bommel strip: Heer Bommel en het einde van eindeloos) .


End Major Project

Jan. 20, 1986

Work : End Major Project 20 January 1986 (End of the last Bommel strip: Heer Bommel en het einde van eindeloos.) .



Oct. 23, 1992

Work : Prize 23 October 1992 in Rotterdam (Received Tollens price from Hella Haasse) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


May 31, 1935

Relationship : Marriage 31 May 1935 in Rotterdam (Alfine Kornélie Dik) .



May 23, 1996

Relationship : Marriage 23 May 1996 in Hilversum (Een late liefde) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Begin Travel

July 1, 1931

Social : Begin Travel July 1931 (Travel to South America on the ship of his father) .


Joined Organization

Jan. 1, 1943

Social : Joined group 1943 (met Dick van Veen, started to work for the illegal Dutch resistance)


Great Publicity

April 29, 1994

Social : Great Publicity 29 April 1994 in Amsterdam (W.F. Hermans opened the exhibition "Marten Toonder, tekenaar in oorlogstijd" in the Verzetsmuseum of Amsterdam) .


Great Publicity

Oct. 21, 1995

Social : Great Publicity 21 October 1995 (Became honorary member of Genootschap Onze Taal for his contributions to the Dutch language.) .


Great Publicity

July 12, 2002

Social : Great Publicity 12 July 2002 in Rotterdam (Statue Hommage aan Marten Toonder) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Child Adopted

March 24, 1936

Family : Adopted a child 24 March 1936 at 11:30 PM in Leiden (Eiso Jan Gerhard) .


Child Adopted

Jan. 1, 1944

Family : Adopted a child 4 January 1944 (Onno Marten Toonder) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Father Death

May 24, 1965

Death of Father 24 May 1965 in Leiden .


Mother Death

Feb. 1, 1970

Death of Mother 5 February 1970 in Leiden .


Partner Death

Aug. 1, 1990

Death of Mate 7 August 1990 in Blackrock (Alfine Kornélie Dik) .


Sibling Death

Aug. 25, 1992

Death of Sibling 25 August 1992 in Amsterdam (Jan Gerhard Toonder) .


Child Death

March 22, 1999

Death of Child 22 March 1999 (Onno Marten Toonder) .



July 27, 2005

Death, Cause unspecified 27 July 2005 in Laren .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Other Crime

Nov. 1, 1944

Other Crime November 1944 (Illegal Press hosted in Toonder Studio) .


Other Crime

July 11, 1946

Other Crime 11 July 1946 in Den Haag (On 11 July 1946 his name was cleared.) .

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(Has As) Teacher Relationship With Disney, Walt (Born 5 December 1901). Notes: They Never Met, But Toonder Became Known As The Dutch Walt Disney.

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Other Associate With Cocheret, Charles Albert (Born 4 September 1880)

Eiso Toonder

Child->Adoptive Parent Relationship With Toonder, Eiso Jan Gerhard (Born 24 March 1936)

Jan Toonder

Sibling Relationship With Toonder, Jan Gerhard (Born 18 July 1914). Notes: He Called His Brother His Best Friend. As The Eldest Brother He Learned Jan Gerhard Story Telling, But Jan Gerhard Would 20 Years Later Learn Him The Art Of Writing.

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