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George Maduro

Dutch war hero

Died when: 28 years 209 days (342 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

George Maduro

George John Lionel Maduro (15 July 1916 – 9 February 1945) was a Dutch-Jewish law student who served as an officer in the 1940 Battle of the Netherlands and distinguished himself in repelling the German attack on The Hague.

He was posthumously awarded the medal of Knight 4th-class of the Military Order of William, the highest and oldest military decoration in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

His heroic acts are included in the Canon of Dutch History.The miniature city of Madurodam is named after him, as well as the Maduroplein area in Scheveningen, in The Hague.


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