Famous people on Suriname's street names


Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi 6 Indira Gandhi was an Indian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She was India's first and, to date, only female prime minister, and a central figure in Indian politics as the leader of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, and the mother of Rajiv Gandhi, who succeeded her in office as the country's sixth prime minister. Furthermore, Gandhi's cumulative tenure of 15 years and 350 days makes her the second-longest-serving Indian prime minister after her father. Henry Kissinger described her as an "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her tough personality since her lifetime.


Saramaka 5 The Saramaka, Saamaka or Saramacca are one of six Maroon peoples in the Republic of Suriname and one of the Maroon peoples in French Guiana. In 2007, the Saramaka won a ruling by the Inter-American Court for Human Rights supporting their land rights in Suriname for lands they have historically occupied, over national government claims. It was a landmark decision for indigenous peoples in the world. They have received compensation for damages and control this fund for their own development goals.

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands 4 Wilhelmina was Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 until her abdication in 1948. She reigned for nearly 58 years, making her the longest-reigning monarch in Dutch history, as well as the longest-reigning female monarch outside the United Kingdom. Her reign saw World War I, the Dutch economic crisis of 1933 and World War II.

Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont 4 Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont was Queen of the Netherlands and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg as the wife of King-Grand Duke William III. An immensely popular member of the Dutch Royal Family, Queen Emma served as regent for her daughter, Queen Wilhelmina, during the latter's minority from 1890 until 1898.

Charles Rodolph Weytingh

Charles Rodolph Weytingh 4 Charles Rodolph Weytingh was een Nederlands bestuurder in Suriname.                                 

Iding Soemita

Iding Soemita 4 Iding Soemita was leider van de Surinaamse politieke partij Kaum Tani Persatuan Indonesia en vader van de latere partijvoorzitter Willy Soemita.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 4 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British statesman, soldier, and writer who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1940 to 1945 during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a total of five constituencies. Ideologically an adherent to economic liberalism and imperialism, he was for most of his career a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. He was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924.

Juliana of the Netherlands

Juliana of the Netherlands 3 Juliana was Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 until her abdication in 1980.                       

Cornelis Jong Baw

Cornelis Jong Baw 2 Cornelis Hermanus Henry Jong Baw, ook geschreven als Jongbaw, was een Surinaams directeur en politicus.

Cornelis van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck

Cornelis van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck 2 Cornelis van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck was the first governor of Suriname after the establishment of the Society of Suriname in 1683. He was governor from 27 November 1683 until he was murdered by mutinous soldiers on 19 July 1688. Van Aerssen belonged to one of the richest families of the Dutch Golden Age.
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