• Born date: 1921-05-19
  • Born in: Amsterdam
  • Death date: 1999-03-04
Karel van het Reve

Karel van het Reve (19 May 1921, Amsterdam – 4 March 1999, Amsterdam) was a Dutch writer, translator and literary historian, teaching and writing on Russian literature.He was born in Amsterdam and was raised as a communist. He lost his 'faith' in his twenties and became an active critic and opponent of the Soviet regime.