|President of Tussenland|
1 February 1906 – 17 November 1918
|Director-General of Tussenland|
6 April 1903 – 27 August 1904
|Representative from Mississippi|
19 June 1902 – 6 April 1903
|Consul of Tussenland to Mexico|
27 November 1900 – 6 June 1902
14 June 1863
Vandÿk, Mississippi, Tussenland
|Died||3 January 1942|
|Spouse||Thomasine Roberts (m. 1888-1942)|
|Alma mater||University of Saint-Alexis|
Crÿnssen was born on 14 June 1863 in the city of Vandÿk, Mississippi, Tussenland. He was the eldest child of Eldert Crÿnssen (1838-1898) and Susanna Carter-Crÿnssen (1841-1910). His father worked as the head of the Mississippi Mail Service at the time of his birth, while his mother was a former socialite and teacher. His ancestry is mainly Dutch, Pomeranian, and British.
From 1865 to 1870, he was homeschooled by his mother, where he began learning English and French in addition to his native Amerikaens and Dutch. The family moved to the capital of Daesemus in early 1870, where he attended one of the first government-sanctioned schools established by the Weghorst administration. Later that year, his sister Marlien Hendrix was born. Crÿnssen would graduate school in 1881, going on to study law and philosophy at the University of Saint-Alexis. He would complete his formal education in 1886, going on to pursue a lengthy career in politics, law, and administration.
He began working as a lawyer in Daesemus, taking on numerous low profile cases. He married his university colleague Thomasine Roberts in 1888, an attorney and descendant of English and Welsh immigrants. In 1889, their first child Marcus Crÿnssen was born.
In 1901, during the Dutch-Mexican War, he served as a diplomatic consul in of Tussenland and was instrumental in negotiating the Treaty of London (1901). He advocated for the protection of Dutch settlers in Mexico and the payment of reparations to Tussenland. He would become a prominent member of the Labourers Union later that year, and would rise to head of the opposition in 1902. In 1903, he was appointed Director-General of Tussenland.
As Director, Crÿnssen would advance the Great Plains expeditions. His wish to propel settler colonialism violated numerous colonial Dutch laws, leading to High Commissioner Johannes van Nijenhuisbeing striking his project down. Further disobedience led to the Little House Crisis, where Crÿnssen was arrested. He would later escape, taking refugee in New Netherland with his Irokees guards. On 7 June 1905, he would return to Tussenland, an occasion today marked as Crÿnssen Day.
In 1906, Crÿnssen was elected as the first President of Tussenland.
Later life and death
- Father: Eldert Crÿnssen (1838-1898)
- Mother: Susanna Carter Crÿnssen (1841-1910)
- Marlien Hendrix (1870-1941)