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Edward Douwes Dekker (Multatuli)
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1873 to 1886
Overall record: +4 -4 =0 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-02-1820, died Feb-19-1887, 66 years old) Netherlands

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Eduard Douwes Dekker, better known by his pen name Multatuli (from Latin multa tuli, "I have suffered much"), was a Dutch writer famous for his satirical novel, Max Havelaar (1860) in which he denounced the abuses of colonialism in the colony of the Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia).

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Dekker vs J L Switzar 0-127 1873 corrC42 Petrov Defense
2. J L Switzar vs E Dekker 1-030 1873 corrC53 Giuoco Piano
3. E Dekker vs J L Switzar  1-036 1874 corrC33 King's Gambit Accepted
4. E Dekker vs J L Switzar 0-18 1874 corrC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. J L Switzar vs E Dekker  1-023 1874 corrC52 Evans Gambit
6. J L Switzar vs E Dekker  0-135 1874 corrC52 Evans Gambit
7. A van der Linde vs E Dekker 0-126 1875 corrC25 Vienna
8. E Dekker vs H C Muller  1-028 1886 corrC24 Bishop's Opening
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  dakgootje: Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820 - 1887) aka Multatuli (latin for "I have suffered much", or, more literally "I have carried much" (multa tuli))

most famous for "Max Havelaar of de koffiveilingen der Nederlandsche Handelmaatschappy" (Max Havelaar, or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company), which played a key role changing in Dutch colonial policy in the Dutch East Indies in the nineteenth and early twentieth century

End of the book is quite nice, though i cant translate it in english, partly because it would destroy it and partly because of my lack of knowledge of the english language (have to understand the book and thus also ending is in older dutch):

Dit boek is een inleiding . . .

Ik zal toenemen in kracht en scherpte van wapenen, naarmate het noodig zal wezen . . . God geve dat het niet noodig zy!
Neen, 't zal niet noodig zyn! Want aan U draag ik myn boek op, Willem den derden, Koning, Groothertog, Prins . . . meer dan Prins, Groothertog en Koning . . . KEIZER van 't prachtig ryk van INSULINDE dat zich daar slingert om den evenaar, als een gordel van smaragd . . . Aan U durf ik met vertrouwen vragen of 't Uw keizerlyke wil is: Dat Havelaar wordt bespat met de modder van Slymeringen en Droogstoppels? En dat daarginds Uw meer dan dertig millioenen onderdanen worden MISHANDELD EN UITGEZOGEN IN UWEN NAAM?

May-05-09  sneaky pete: He is called <Multatuli> because he has judged all the submitted puns.
Jul-25-09  sneaky pete: Short bio (in Dutch)
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  GrahamClayton: Biography, photo and headstone:

Link to the Multatuli Museum website:

Mar-02-16  epistle: Happy birthday Multatuli! In case you do not know yet, in Tagalog <Multa> means fine or penalty; while <tuli> means circumcize or circumcision.

I haven't read your Max Havelaar. It is very thick!

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