Catharina Josephina Boissevain

Born: 23 January 1885, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Died: 1 September 1922.
Father:  Charles Boissevain
Mother: Emily Héloïse MacDonnell

Married: Prof. Dr. Lieven Ferdinand de Beaufort (1879-1968), 27 June 1907, Naarden, Netherlands.


Nella, b. 26 April 1908, m. Baron Carel Wessel Theodorus van Boetzelaer (1905-1987).
Willem Ferdinand Arnaud, b. 1 January 1911.
Hans, b. approx 1915, d. 9 April 1942, Dijon, France. A motorcycle racer after whom the Hans de Beaufort-beker (trophy) is named. Helped allied airmen to safety during WW2, but was caught and executed by the Nazis.

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Her husband, Lieven de Beaufort, was director of the Amsterdam Zoological Museum from 1922-1949. He was from a wealthy, aristocratic family.


With children Willem, Charlie, Nella and Hans.