Wageningen is a municipality and a historic town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. It is famous for Wageningen University; the municipality had a population of 38,774 in 2019, of which many thousands are students from over 150 countries. Wageningen is situated on the north bank of the Nederrijn part of the Gelderse valley and the Veluwe, of which the southwest hill is called the Wageningse Berg. Wageningen can be reached by car from highways A12 via the N781, A15 via the N233 and N225, A50 via the N225, from the Ede-Wageningen railway station via a 20-minute bus drive to the Wageningen central terminal. Topographic map of the municipality of Wageningen, July 2013 The oldest known settlements in the Wageningen area were located north of today's town centre, they were mentioned as early as 828. During the early Middle Ages a small church was built on the hill east of the town. Several wood farms have been found near the top of the hill. In the twelfth century people settled at what is the Bergstraat.
Close to Hotel de Wereld. After the construction of a dike to protect the city from the acidic water from the moors that occupied the Gelderse Vallei, the oldest part of the present city was built to the south; the parts of the city north of the Hoogstraat were built later. Wageningen received city rights in 1263; the city was protected by a city wall and a moat, in 1526 a castle was built. The castle was dismantled during the 18th century, but the foundations of three of the towers and part of the wall remain visible today; the people and institutions of Wageningen suffered during World War II. The central part of Wageningen was destroyed by artillery fire soon after the German invasion of the country in May 1940; the town is famous for its role at the end of the war: Wageningen was the site of the surrender of German General Johannes Blaskowitz to Canadian General Charles Foulkes on May 5, 1945 ending the war in the Netherlands. The generals negotiated the terms of surrender near the center of the city.
Now, each year on the 5th of May, Liberation Day in the Netherlands, Wageningen hosts a large festival to celebrate the liberation. On this occasion, veteran soldiers parade through the city and are honoured for their service, around 120,000 people visit the pop-podia around the city. In 1918 the town acquired its first institution of higher education, the Landbouwhogeschool Nederland, based on the previous agricultural college founded in 1876, which became Wageningen University; this initiated the development from a small historical town into a modern technological community, a process which still continues today. Wageningen University and Research Centre, including associated institutes, now employs about 7400 people. Today, Wageningen is the central city in Food Valley, the Dutch food & nutrition cluster concentrated around WUR, comprising many institutes and facilities in the food & nutrition field. Food Valley is regarded as nutrition Research & Development cluster in the world. One such firm, Keygene, a biotechnology company in Wageningen developed AFLP in the early 1990s and collaborated with Beijing Genomics Institute to sequence the entire genome of Brassica napus.
The city had FC Wageningen, which won the KNVB-beker twice. The club played its last match in May 1992 against NAC Breda; the city is home to the largest Korfball club in the country, Wageningen Korfball Club known as Vada before merging with two other local clubs. Wageningen is situated between Driebergen and Arnhem; the N781 provincial road connects Wageningen to the A12 national highway, to the north of the city. A small ferry crosses the Nederrijn at Lexkesveer. Several firms provide public bus service to Wageningen. From the Wageningen central bus terminal, lines connect to Rhenen, Veenendaal, Utrecht and Arnhem, the Ede-Wageningen railway station. Further connections via bus, including to the Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum may be made at the Ede-Wageningen station. Bus service includes the following: Composition of the Wageningen municipal council since 1982: *Participated in 1986 with the name PPCE, the abbreviation of PSP-PPR-CPN-EVP.**Participated in 1998 as a combination of the RPF and the GPV.
Wageningen's mayor, Geert van Rumund, has served since 1 November 2005. Johannes de Raey a Dutch philosopher, an early Cartesian Gerrit Zegelaar a Dutch painter August Falise was a Dutch sculptor and minter of medals Li Edelkoort a Dutch fashion and design trend forecaster Eline Flipse a film director of documentaries Alexander Pechtold, former local Mayor, lives in Wageningen Jeroen Dijsselbloem a Dutch politician and economist, went to Wageningen University 1985/1991 Lisa Hordijk a Dutch singer, won the second season of X Factor. NikkieTutorials, YouTube-based beauty guru, name Nikkie de Jager SportAletta van Manen a retired Dutch field hockey defender, gold m
William "Bill" Gaskill was a British theatre director, "instrumental in creating a new sense of realism in the theatre". Described as "a champion of new writing", he was noted for his productions of Bertolt Brecht and Restoration comedy. Born in Shipley, West Yorkshire, Gaskill was educated at Salt High School, where he ran an amateur theatre with Tony Richardson, he won a scholarship to attend Hertford College at Oxford University, where he began directing, he subsequently studied in Paris with Étienne Decroux. He received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Director in 1959 for his direction of Epitaph for George Dillon on Broadway. Gaskill worked alongside Laurence Olivier as a founding director of the National Theatre from its time at the Old Vic in 1963. In 1962, he directed Vanessa Redgrave and Eric Porter in Cymbeline for the Royal Shakespeare Company, he was the artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre between 1965 and 1972, where he directed premieres of plays by writers including David Hare, John Arden, Edward Bond and Arnold Wesker, as well as introducing many of Bertolt Brecht's works to British audiences.
In 1974 he co-founded the Joint Stock Theatre Company with Max Stafford-Clark, David Hare and David Aukin. William Gaskill was an associate member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. National Life Stories conducted an oral history interview with William Gaskill in 2008 for its The Legacy of the English Stage Company collection held by the British Library. Gaskill, W. A Sense of Direction, Limelight Editions, ISBN 0-87910-134-2 William Gaskill on IMDb Royal National Theatre past productions 1963-70 Archival material at Leeds University Library
George Ross Anderson Jr. is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Anderson was born in South Carolina, he earned his Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Southeastern University in 1949, studied at George Washington University Law School from 1949 to 1951, received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1954. He was a legislative assistant to United States Senator Olin D. Johnston from 1947 to 1951 and from 1953 to 1954, he served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1952. He sat in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1955 to 1956, practiced law in Anderson from 1954 to 1980. Anderson was one of the twelve founders of South Carolina Association for Justice, its president from 1971 to 1972, they honored him with a lifetime achievement award. Sponsored by United States Senator Fritz Hollings, Anderson was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on April 18, 1980, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina vacated by Judge James Robert Martin Jr.
He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980, received his commission on May 23, 1980. He assumed senior status on his 80th birthday, his service terminated on March 2016, due to his retirement. George Ross Anderson Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center. George Ross Anderson at Ballotpedia