Date of Birth: 07/05/1956
Place of birth: Capella
After graduating from secondary school, he enrolled at the Free University of Amsterdam, where history passes in 1980, and in 1982 - Dutch law.
In 1992 he defended his doctoral thesis on the law on public administration and public organizations.
From 1982 to 1984, the legal representative on the Board of the Dutch universities. Then, until 1998 he worked at the Institute of Christian-Democratic Alliance policy (CDA).
From 1982 to 1998, Mr Balkenende is also a member of the municipal council of Amstelveen, and since 1994 - led a group of Christian Democrats.
From 1993 to 2002 at the Free University of Amsterdam, he teaches the history of Christian philosophy and ekonomiku.S 1998 to 2002, is a member of the House of Representatives of the States General of the Party of Christian Democrats, and from October 1, 2001 becomes its leader.
He also was a member and vice-president of the organization of television broadcasting NCRV, a member of the Amsterdam Regional Forum, the head of the Association of Christian Lawyers, was among a group of the Royal AssotsiatsiiMKB-Nederland and a, which represents small and medium businesses, as well as a board member of the Parliamentary Group of the Historical.
July 22, 2002, Mr Balkenende was appointed Prime Minister in the first government, that`s when his name was first performed in Dutch political circles.
May 27, 2003, he was re-elected to the post for the second time.