Chris van der Klaauw

His Excellency
Chris van der Klaauw
Chris van der Klaauw in 1977
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
19 December 1977  11 September 1981
Prime Minister Dries van Agt
Preceded by Max van der Stoel
Succeeded by Max van der Stoel
Personal details
Born Christoph Albert van der Klaauw
(1924-08-13) 13 August 1924
Leiden, Netherlands
Died 16 March 2005(2005-03-16) (aged 80)
The Hague, Netherlands
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
Profession Diplomat, politician

Christoph Albert "Chris" van der Klaauw (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkrɪstɔf ˈɑlbərt ˈkrɪs fɑn dɛr ˈklʌu];[1] 13 August 1924 – 16 March 2005) was a Dutch diplomat and politician.

From 19 December 1977 to 11 Septembter 1981, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first Van Agt cabinet. He then became the Dutch ambassador to Belgium (1982–1986) and Portugal (1986–1989).[2]



  1. In isolation, van is pronounced [vɑn].
  2. 1 2 3 "Dr. Ch.A. (Chris) van der Klaauw". Parlement & Politiek (in Dutch). Parlementair Documentatie Centrum. Retrieved 10 October 2012.

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