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Albert Luyken (1923-2012)
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Ludwigshafen, 1.8.2012

Albert Carl Jonas Luyken, Generation 10, Ref.Nr. 10-159 (BK0647) Branch WL-A

Born: 14.10.1923 in Landfort bei Gendringen (Netherlands)
Died: 26.7.2012 in Megchelen (Netherlands) (Age: 88 years)

Occupation: Dr. rer. pol., Financial consultant

Father: Albert Wilhelm Luyken
Mother: Tove Schlosshauer

1. Spouse: Arija Ozolins
Married: 19.3.1946 in Gendringen (Netherlands)

S. O. Luyken (*1953)
Pauline Luyken (*1960)

2. Spouse: Maria Henke
Married: 25.7.1968 in Zwolle (Netherlands)

Stammbaum Albert Luyken

Hendrich Luyken
(ca. 1550-1607)

Hermann Luyken

Johannes Luyken

Daniel I Luyken

Daniel II Luyken

Daniel III Luyken

Johann Albert


Albert Luyken

Albert Wilhelm


Albert Luyken

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Biography Albert Luyken

Albert ist a member of the board of the Family Association.

He loves archaeology and has worked in Tell El Amarna (Egypt), Tunisia, Masada (Israel) and at the Kalkriese (Germany).

Excerpt from a letter from Albert on 1.8.2007:

I studied economy and plantation (because of the colonies) but also history and philosophy in Amsterdam, Erlangen, Marburg, London, Münster, Harvard and also egyptology in Tübingen with Helmut Brunner (an apprentice of Adolf Erman).

I worked at excavations in Tell Amarna where Echnaton resided, the first monotheistic mass. Also in Tunisia and in Masada, Israel under Yigael Yadin. His father, Prof. Sukenik, bought the first Qumram rolls from a herder. Masada fell 72 after a long siege by the best artillery legion under Flavius Silva (Legio 10 Gemina pia fidelis) that later was here with us in Xanten. Much is known about it because Joseph ben Mathias, the later Flavius Josephus, 37 - 100 interviewed there several surviving women. His work has been handed down in Latin. He reports thouroughly on John the Baptist but no word on Jesus. Monks have cheated a piece on Jesus into his work in the third century, so exaggerated that as a student I wondered about it. The problem is called Testimonium Flavium in the church.

Else I also have worked at excavations in Tunisia and at 76 also at the Kalkriese near Bramsche. There the fight of Varus really took place on 09 09 09 120 km from the monument to Hermann. Hermann-Arminius was a Roman citizen amd Roman officer and betrayed his protector Quinctilius Varus on a mean way. Germanicus and Caecina visited the site soon after, buried the bones and erected a monument. We found stapled burials with bones of humans and mules mixed. The Germans had built special ploughing fields (Plaggen) on the edge of the moor which is still there and strengthened them with poles and the Romans supposedly didn't notice them!!.

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Picture Gallery Albert Luyken

"At the end of the war we were pressed into the Army and I chose the Navy thinking: When I have finished my training the war will be over and then maybe I will at least get into English captivity".

At the Acropolis in Athens (Greece)

Silvolde (Netherlands), 1968
Rear: Johann (left), Albert
Front: Tove, a friend, Bertie

Albert (at left) visting the herbarium
from great-grandfather Albert at hte
LWL-Museum for Natural History
in Münster

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Links Albert Luyken

Internal links
• Birth announcement, family bulletin 1923, page 136 (German)
• Christening announcement, family bulletin 1924, page 169 (German)
• Short biography, family bulletin 1962, page 460 (German)

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