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Dirk Kuyt

Dirk Kuyt (Dutch: Dirk Kuijt; ; born 22 July 1980) is a Dutch footballer who plays for Feyenoord. Originally starting his career as a striker, he has played much of his career as a winger, and has also been deployed as a wingback.Kuyt began his professional career with FC Utrecht in 1998 and quickly became part of their first team. He spent five years at the club and in his final season he won his first senior honour, the KNVB Cup, and was chosen as the season's Dutch Golden Shoe Winner. Following... read more


A dirk is a long thrusting .Chisholm, Hugh (ed.), ''Dagger'', The Encylopaedia Britannica, 11th ed., Vol. VII, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press (1910), p. 729 Historically, it was a personal weapon of officers engaged in naval hand-to-hand combat during the ,O'Brian, Patrick, ''Men-of-War: Life In Nelson's Navy'', New York: W.W. Norton & Co., ISBN 0-393-03858-0 (1974), p. 35 as well as the personal sidearm of the officers of Scottish Highland regiments, and Japanese naval officers.==Etymology==The... read more

Dirk Kempthorne

Dirk Arthur Kempthorne (born October 29, 1951) is an American politician who was the United States Secretary of the Interior from 2006 to 2009, serving under President United States Secretary of the InteriorGeorge W. Bush . A Republican , Kempthorne previously served as a United States Senator from United States SenatorIdaho from 1993 to 1999 and as the 30th Governor of Idaho from 1999 to 2006. He is known for his conservative views, particularly on economic issues.Kempthorne was first... read more

Dirk Stikker

Dirk Uipko Stikker, GBE , GCVO (5 February 1897 – 23 December 1979) was a Dutch Dutchbanker , Dutchbankerindustrialist , Dutchbankerindustrialistpolitician , and Dutchbankerindustrialistpoliticiandiplomat .Born in DutchbankerindustrialistpoliticiandiplomatWinschoten , he studied law at the DutchbankerindustrialistpoliticiandiplomatWinschotenUniversity of Groningen . After his studies he began a career in the banking sector. In 1935, he became director of DutchbankerindustrialistpoliticiandiplomatWinschotenUniversity... read more

Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently (born Svlad Cjelli, also known as Dirk Cjelli) is a fictional character created by Douglas Adams and featured in the books '' Douglas AdamsDirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency '' and '' Douglas AdamsDirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul ''. He is portrayed as a pudgy man who normally wears a heavy old light brown suit, red checked shirt with a green striped tie, long leather coat, red hat and thick metal-rimmed spectacles. "Dirk Gently" is not... read more

Dirk Verhofstadt

Dirk Verhofstadt (b. Dirk VerhofstadtDendermonde 1955) is a Belgian social liberal ( Rawlsian ) theorist and brother of former Belgian prime minister RawlsianGuy Verhofstadt . He has a keen interest in RawlsianGuy Verhofstadtpolitical philosophy , and his philosophical outlook is influenced by RawlsianGuy Verhofstadtpolitical philosophyKarl Popper , RawlsianGuy Verhofstadtpolitical philosophyKarl PopperJohn Stuart Mill , RawlsianGuy Verhofstadtpolitical philosophyKarl PopperJohn Stuart... read more

Dirk Brouwer

Dirk Brouwer (September 1, 1902, Rotterdam – January 31, 1966, RotterdamNew Haven ) was a Dutch - American Americanastronomer .He received his AmericanastronomerPh.D. in 1927 at AmericanastronomerPh.D.Leiden University under AmericanastronomerPh.D.Leiden UniversityWillem de Sitter and then went to AmericanastronomerPh.D.Leiden UniversityWillem de SitterYale University . From 1941 until 1966 he was editor of the '' AmericanastronomerPh.D.Leiden UniversityWillem de SitterYale UniversityAstronomical... read more

Dirk Frimout

Dirk Dries David Damiaan, Viscount Frimout (born 21 March 1941 in Poperinge , PoperingeBelgium ) is an PoperingeBelgiumastrophysicist for the PoperingeBelgiumastrophysicistEuropean Space Agency . He flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mision PoperingeBelgiumastrophysicistEuropean Space AgencySTS-45 as a PoperingeBelgiumastrophysicistEuropean Space AgencySTS-45payload specialist , making him the first Belgian in space.==Personal==He is married and has two children. Hobbies include running, cycling,... read more

Dirk Struan

Dirk Lochlin Struan (1784-1841) is the fictional main character of James Clavell 's 1966 James Clavellnovel '' Tai-Pan ''. The title comes from a Tai-PanCantonese term that Clavell loosely translates as "supreme leader", and Struan is the taipan or head of his own trading company in Tai-PanCantoneseChina , Struan & Company . In Clavell's literary universe, moreover, Struan is presented as ''the'' Tai-Pan, and his company as the Struan & CompanyNoble House , the greatest private trading company... read more

Dirk Hoogendam

Dirk Hoogendam, a.k.a. Dieter Hohendamm, alias ''The Boxer'' (18 May 1922, Vlaardingen - 8 August 2003 in VlaardingenRinggau , VlaardingenRinggauGermany ), was a Dutch Dutchwar criminal . Hoogendam was sentenced to death after Dutchwar criminalWorld War II because of his service in a foreign army (the German Dutchwar criminalWorld War IISS ) and severe mistreatment of prisoners in Dutchwar criminalWorld War IISSDrenthe during the war. The sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.... read more

Dirk Hartog

Dirk Hartog (; baptized 30 October 1580, – buried 11 October 1621, Amsterdam) was a 17th century sailor and . Dirk Hartog's expedition was the second an group to land in and the first to leave behind an artifact to record his visit, the . His name is sometimes alternatively spelled Dirck Hartog or Dierick Hartochsz. referred to him as Theodoric Hertoge.Born into a seafaring family, at the age of 30 he received his first ship's command, and spent several years engaged in successful trading ventures... read more

Dirk Pitt

Dirk Pitt is a fictional character , the protagonist of a series of bestselling adventure adventurenovel s written by adventurenovelClive Cussler . Dirk is an adventurer who seizes the opportunity to save the day. Through action-filled story lines, Pitt is portrayed as a man who is in love with the sea and does not fear pushing the envelope. The character is an avid collector of cars, a characteristic shared with his creator, Clive Cussler.==Character information and the supporting cast==Dirk... read more

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Werner Nowitzki () (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional 2005 Serbia & Montenegrobasketball player for the 2005 Serbia & MontenegrobasketballDallas Mavericks of the 2005 Serbia & MontenegrobasketballDallas MavericksNational Basketball Association (NBA). An alumnus of Röntgen Gymnasium and the GymnasiumDJK Würzburg basketball club, Nowitzki was chosen as the ninth pick in the GymnasiumDJK Würzburg1998 NBA draft by the GymnasiumDJK Würzburg1998 NBA draftMilwaukee Bucks... read more

Dirk Reuyl

Dirk Reuyl (1906 – 1972) was a Dutch American Americanphysicist and Americanphysicistastronomer . He was the cousin of astronomer AmericanphysicistastronomerPeter van de Kamp .==Life==Like his cousin, Reuijl (later "Reuyl") was born in AmericanphysicistastronomerPeter van de KampKampen, Overijssel . He studied physics and mathematics at AmericanphysicistastronomerPeter van de KampKampen, OverijsselUtrecht University , where, in October 1931, he defended his PhD dissertation "Photographic... read more

Dirk Bogarde

Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde, known as Dirk Bogarde (28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999), was an English actor and writer. Initially a matinée idol in films such as '' matinée idolDoctor in the House '' (1954) for the matinée idolDoctor in the HouseRank Organisation , he later acted in art-house films. In a second career, he wrote seven best-selling volumes of memoirs, six novels and a volume of collected journalism, mainly from articles in '' art-houseThe Daily Telegraph... read more


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