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Jan Kan

Full name: Johannes Benedictus "Jan" Kan
Gender: Male
Born: May 18, 1873 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died: May 8, 1947 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Art Competitions


Johannes Kan was a track & field athlete, who later became an author. In his youth he was part of the first unofficial Dutch football team. Later in his life he often went to skate with Princess Juliana in winter. He was widely known for his interest in various sports – hockey, football, tennis and ice skating.

After studying law at Leiden, Kan became an official, first in the municipality of Rotterdam and later in the Ministry of Finance. From 1908-31 he was Secretary-General of the Ministry of Interior. In 1926, he became Minister of the Interior and Agriculture in the Parliament of the Netherlands and later became a member of the Council of State. He gained fame as an expert in the field of constitutional law and as a connoisseur of parliamentary history.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 59 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Literature Netherlands NED AC

Mixed Literature

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1932 Summer 59 Los Angeles Art Competitions Netherlands Final Standings AC
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