Eddie Van Halen
Birth Name: Edward Lodewijk van Halen
Place of Birth: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date of Birth: 26 January, 1955
Ethnicity: Dutch, Indonesian [Javanese], 1/16th Italian
Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch and American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is a co-founder of rock band Van Halen. He and his brother, Alex Van Halen, started the band, with Eddie as the lead guitarist and Alex as the drummer. Other members of Van Halen include/have included Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth, and Eddie’s son, musician Wolfgang Van Halen, who is the bassist for the band.
Eddie was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, the son of Eugenia (van Beers) and Jan van Halen. His family moved to Pasadena, California in 1962, later becoming U.S. citizens. He is married to actress and stunt person Janie Liszewski. He was previously married to actress Valerie Bertinelli; their son is Wolfgang.
Eddie’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather Claes van Halen.
Eddie’s paternal grandfather was Hermanus van Halen (the son of Hermanus van Halen and Jacoba Maria Kamermans). Eddie’s grandfather Hermanus was born in Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands. Eddie’s great-grandfather Hermanus was the son of Jan van Halen and Hermina Beekman. Jacoba was the daughter of Jacob Kamermans and Neeltje Netten.
Eddie’s paternal grandmother was Jannetje Berg (the daughter of Jan Berg and Elizabeth Adriana Vink). Eddie’s grandmother Jannetje was born in Den Helder, Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands. Eddie’s great-grandfather Jan was the son of Christiaan Berg and Jannetje Baars. Elizabeth was the daughter of Johannes Jacobus Vink and Hendrikje Visser.
Eddie’s maternal grandfather was Frans van Beers. Frans was born in Bojonegoro, Bojonegoro, East Java, Indonesia.
Eddie’s maternal grandmother was Eugenie Rygelo Mafficioli del Castelletto (the daughter of Regolo Mafficioli del Casteletto and Riobinem/Roebinem). Eugenie was born in Purworejo, Purworejo, Central Java, Indonesia. Regolo was the son of Lucien Paul Felix Mafficioli del Castelettto and Augustina/Agustina; Lucien was the son of Italian immigrants, Paolo Mafficioli del Castelettto and Lisa Tumpa. Eddie’s great-grandmother Riobinem was Javanese.