Willem Bonger Kundali AstroNidan
Birth Date: Sept. 16, 1876
Birth Time: 2:30 p.m.
Birth City: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Degree : 24º0'52.93"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 14º26'2.14"
Moon Sign
Purva Phalguni
Pada : 1
Degree : 7º3'54.17"
Last updated at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Created at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Kundali Details Birth details and configuration for astrological analysis

Birth Details

Gender Male
Weekday Saturday
Date Sept. 16, 1876
Time 2:30 p.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Geo-location 52ºN22'26.51", 4ºE53'22.88"
Timezone Europe/Amsterdam

Residence Details

City Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Timezone Europe/Amsterdam

Ayansmha Preference

Ayanmsha True Chitra
Ayanmsha Value 22º6'57.79"


Birth Time (Europe/Amsterdam) Sep. 16, 1876, 02:27:56 PM
Birth Time (UTC) Sep. 16, 1876, 02:10:26 PM
Birth Time (LMT) Sep. 16, 1876, 02:30:00 PM
Birth Time (Julian) 2406514.090579
LMT Correction (in Hrs) 0.3261

Birth Place Location of birth place on map - Lat: 52ºN22'26.51" Lon: 4ºE53'22.88"

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


Famous | First in Field Famous | Top 5% of Profession


Humanities+Social Sciences | Sociologist Law | Jurist Writers | Magazine/ newsletter


Childhood | Order of birth


Death | Suicide Death | Suicide Attempt Religion/Spirituality | Atheist

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

Dutch jurist, sociologist, statistician, criminologist and eminent Marxist scholar. Bonger was the youngest of child of Hendrik Christiaan Bonger (5 June 1828, Haarlem - 1904), insurances seller and Hermine Louise Weissman (19 February 1831, Amsterdam - 18 June 1905). They married 5 July 1855 in Amsterdam and got four girls and six boys. His brother André and sister Jo became intimately acquainted with the Van Gogh brothers. After finishing the the Barlaeus Gymnasium in Amsterdam, he studied Law at the UvA (Sept 1895). He became member of the dispute CLIO, where he met many socialistic intellectuals. He published about social affairs in Propria Cures. He became a member of the socialistic SDAP Party in 1887. In 1900 he published about the relation between criminality and economical circumstances. He got some honours for it, but not the first price. He dissertated at age 29 with a 750 pages book under professor G.A. van Hamel: "Criminalité et conditions économiques" (3 March 1905 4 PM, A'dam) in which he pleaded for "la sociologie criminelle", sociology dedicated to criminality. It became his main work (compare to "Das Kapital"). As an advocate of Marxist historical materialism Bonger was opposed to biological positivism of Cesare Lombroso as the explanation of criminology. Socio-economic factors could better explain the aetiology of crime. He was the first to apply Marxian concepts to explore the aetiology of crime as a manifestation of capitalism. Poverty alone could not explain crime. Survival in primitive societies required selfless altruism and community sense. But pressure for survival in unequal Capitalistic societies, where the poor had as a sense of alienation, lived in miserable conditions and had to compete with each other was a soil for criminality. Between 1916 and 1938 he was an editor of the "De Socialistische Gids" and got influenced on the SDAP workers party. He opposed to dogmatism and pleaded for step by step reformation, to prevent the destabilisation of society. In 1913 he published the study "Geloof en misdaad" (Belief and criminality) in which he debunked the by Christians popular idea the criminality was caused by secularisation. In 1922 he was elected as the first professor of Criminology at the UVA. His inaugural speech dealt with: "Over de evolutie der moraliteit" (About the eveolution of morality). He was convinced that a minimal amount of social justice and economic equality were needed to guarantee stable societies. In 1934 he published "Problemen der democratie" in which he dealt with the then very actual problem that anti-democratic movements (fascists, communists) could be democratically elected to constitute their autocracies. At that time he was optimistic: Autocracies were doomed to fail in complex modern Industrial societies with their vulnerable production lines. At that time only 200 million of the 500 million European inhabitants lived in democracies, but that would change he optimistically believed. After the Nazi's invaded the Netherlands, Bonger was faced with the sociological phenomenon of state terror, structural criminality of unimaginable magnitude that used violence, genocide and forced labour to impose its ways. He knew he would be on the death list and decided to terminate his life. During his last walk in nightly Amsterdam (14 May 1940) he met the Jewish writer Etty Hillesum, who asked him what to do: "Hello Professor Bonger, I thought a lot of you recently. Do you mind if I walk a little way with you (....) That afternoon there was just that flight race to England and I asked: Do you think it makes sense to flee or leave? And then he said: Youth is here to stay. And I asked: Do you believe that democracy will win? And he: it surely will win, but it will be at the expense of some generations. Esther "Etty" Hillesum (15 January 1914, Middelburg – 30 November 1943, Auschwitz) described in letters and diaries her plain "sociological" descriptions of Jewish life in Amsterdam during the German occupation ( -1943). Personal and family matters His brother Andries "André" Bonger (20 May 1861 noon, Amsterdam – 20 January 1936, A'dam) became a friend of Theo van Gogh in 1882 and got in the insurance business like his father. But he also became a major avant garde art collector of the work of his friend Odilon Redon, Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and Émile Bernard. The now famous collection "Bonger collection" is Dutch "Nationaal Cultuurbezit" that is not allowed to leave the country. Most works are in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. His sister, the teacher Johanna Gezina "Jo" Bonger (4 October 1862 2 AM, A'dam – 2 September 1925, A'dam) married Theodore van Gogh on 17 April 1889 in Amsterdam. They got a son Vincent Willem van Gogh (31 Jan 1890, Paris - 28 Jan 1978, Laren) who would become an engineer and organisation advisor. When Theo died 18 November 1891 Jo, and later Vincent Willem van Gogh inherited some 200 paintings of Vincent that were then of little value. But Jo worked hard to promote the Van Gogh's via exhibitions and the publishing and translation of of their letters in English. Her heritage is now part of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Some say Bob Dylan dedicated the song Visions of Johanna to Jo (Blonde On Blonde, 1966). On 9 March 1905 Bonger married Maria Hendrika Adriana van Heteren (1876) and got two sons with her. They divorced 20 March 1908, but remarried 24 May 1922 again. On 15 May 1940 Bonger and his wife committed suicide in Amsterdam. It was 5 days after the Dutch capitulation for Nazi Germany. In his last letter he wrote: "Ik zie voor mij geen toekomst meer, en ik kan niet bukken voor dat tuig, dat nu gaat heersen" (I see no future, and I cannot bend for that riff-raff that will rule now). The multidisciplinary Bonger Instituut of the Law faculty of the University of Amsterdam is named after him. Link to German Wikipedia

Life Events List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


March 1, 1905

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 3 March 1905 at 4:00 PM in Amsterdam WG (Criminalité et conditions économiques) .



May 11, 1916

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 11 May 1916 in Boston (Criminality and economic conditions) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


March 1, 1905

Relationship : Marriage 9 March 1905 (Maria Hendrika Adriana van Heteren) .



March 20, 1908

Relationship : Divorce dates 20 March 1908 (Maria Hendrika Adriana van Heteren) .



May 24, 1922

Relationship : Marriage 24 May 1922 in Amsterdam (Remarried Maria Hendrika Adriana van Heteren) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Violent Trauma

May 10, 1940

Health : Violent trauma 10 May 1940 in Den Haag (Dutch capitulation for Nazi Germany: He felt he would be on the Nazi Death list) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Sibling Death

Sept. 1, 1925

Death of Sibling 2 September 1925 in Amsterdam (Johanna Gezina "Jo" Van Gogh-Bonger) .


Sibling Death

Jan. 20, 1936

Death of Sibling 20 January 1936 in Amsterdam (Andries "André" Bonger , avant garde art collector) .



May 15, 1940

Death by Suicide 15 May 1940 in Amsterdam (together with his wife after the Dutch capitulation for Nazi Germany.) .

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Etty Hillesum

Other Associate With Hillesum, Etty (Born 15 January 1914). Notes: Both Victims Of The Holocaust

Karl Marx

(Has As) Teacher Relationship With Marx, Karl (Born 5 May 1818). Notes: Applied Marxian Concepts To Explore The Etiology Of Crime

Johanna Bonger

Sibling Relationship With Bonger, Johanna (Born 4 October 1862)

Theo Van

Has Other Family Relationship With Van Gogh, Theo (1857) (Born 1 May 1857). Notes: Brother-In-Law Via Johanna Gezina "Jo" Bonger

Menno Ter

Compare To Chart Of Ter Braak, Menno (Born 26 January 1902). Notes: Death By Suicide After The Dutch Surrender For Nazi Germany

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