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A year after beginning to write for Amsterdam newspaper De Heraut, Kuyper founded his own newspaper, De Standaard, in 1872. He was editor-in-chief of that paper until his death in 1920, when Hendrikus Colijn succeeded him both at the paper and as leader of the Anti-Revolutionary Party.

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Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper was Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1901 and 1905, an influential neo-Calvinist theologian, and a journalist. He established the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, which upon its foundation became the second largest Reformed denomination in the country behind the state-supported Dutch Reformed Church. He also founded a newspaper, the Free University…

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