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Jan Heemskerk Abrahamszoon (30 July, 1818 - 9 October, 1897) was a Dutch politician, who became the prime minister of the Netherlands in 1874 until 1877, and again in 1883, until 1888. His son, Theo Heemskerk was also prime minister, in the period 1908-1913.
Heemskerk was born in Amsterdam in 1818. He studied law and became a lawyer, then a member of the Tweede Kamer. Originally he was a liberal politician, but became conservative, and was conservative when he was prime minister. He died in The Hague in 1897 at the age of 79.
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