Assessment Committee Thorbecke Programme

The Thorbecke Fund was established to support research into the life, work, and intellectual legacy of Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798-1872), statesman and founding father of Dutch parliamentary democracy.

The Fund’s assets consist of a gift and a bequest from the estate of Willem Thorbecke (1920-2014), Johan Rudolf Thorbecke’s great-grandson. The Academy uses the Fund to finance the Statesman Thorbecke Programme. The Fund also financed a scholarly biography of Johan Rudolf Thorbecke by Academy member Remieg Aerts.