Politician. Born Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy near Sneek in the Netherlands. He was a professor at the Vrije University of Amsterdam in 1930 and entered politics later in the decade, becoming Minister of Justice. Following the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940, he fled to Britain with the Dutch royal family and most of the government. He was eventually appointed Prime Minister in exile and is credited with introducing a radio station which transmitted anti-Nazi propaganda to the Netherlands. After the liberation he returned home and formed a new government. Died in The Hague.
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