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Anthony Winkler Prins

Anthony Winkler Prins (30 or 31 January 1817 in Voorst – 4 January 1908 in Voorburg) was a Dutch writer. He is remembered mostly for being chief editor of the Winkler Prins encyclopedia.

Besides being an encyclopedist, Winkler Prins (a double surname) was a "Doopsgezind" (Mennonite) preacher. He also wrote editorials for many newspapers, as well as poetry.

Winkler Prins studied science and literature in Utrecht and later studied theology at the Doopsgezind Seminarium (Mennonite Seminary) in Amsterdam. From 1841 to 1850, he preached in the village of Tjalleberd.

From 1850 to 1882, Winkler Prins preached in the northern town of Veendam, where he completed his encyclopedia in 1882. He was very important to the community, not just as a preacher, but also because he founded a high school, a seafaring school and a Masonic Lodge.

After he retired as a preacher in 1882, he went to live with his daughter in Voorburg, where he died and was interred in 1908. A statue of Winkler Prins was erected outside the Veenkoloniaal Museum ("Peat Colony Museum") in Veendam in 1991; see photo. On 9 September 2005, the Museum had the remains of Winkler Prins and his wife Henderika reburied in the graveyard of the Reformed Church in Veendam.

Winkler Prins' son Jacob was a poet (mostly of sonnets) and a painter.

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Some of their strengths

Anthony Winkler Prins has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Altruistic, Intellectual, Analytical, Innovative, Optimistic, Loyal, and Intense.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Anthony Winkler Prins is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Anthony Winkler Prins well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Anthony Winkler Prins as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Altruistic and Ambitious

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Anthony Winkler Prins is someone who is the type of person who rallies behind a group, cause, or community, and who enjoys being dedicated to a higher cause of some sort.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Anthony Winkler Prins tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Anthony Winkler Prins's challenges

While Anthony Winkler Prins has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Anthony Winkler Prins can be Emotional, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Standoffish, Unfocused, Indecisive, and Irritable.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Anthony Winkler Prins's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Anthony Winkler Prins is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Anthony Winkler Prins also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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