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If you google a bit about the mathematician Egbert Van Kampen, almost all sources you'll find claim that he was born in Belgium in 1908.

Does anyone have any reliable sources about this person's nationality? In particular, I am curious if it is possible that this person did not acquire Belgian nationality by birth.

  • According to wiki he was Dutch. – Lars Bosteen Jun 2 '18 at 13:23
  • @LarsBosteen There is no source on that page which mentions the person's nationality. – Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen Jun 2 '18 at 13:29
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    Hm, interesting. This page says he was Belgian... – Lars Bosteen Jun 2 '18 at 13:33
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    According to this biography (which doesn’t state a nationality), he was born in Belgium to parents who had moved there from the Netherlands, and the family returned there when he was about ten. – chirlu Jun 2 '18 at 13:40

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