Dirk Pieter Spierenburg
was a Dutch
politician and diplomat. He was born on 4 February 1909
and died on 27 August 2001
. He was a member of the High Authority of the European Coal and Steel Community
, serving in the Monnet Authority
from 1952 and was in charge of external relations. He later wrote the Spierenburg report on reform in 1979 of the European Commission
which was only partly heeded.