Famous Dutch Engineers

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 1 Guido van Rossum

Guido van Rossum
Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Dutch
Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum is known as the inventor of the Python programming language. He has also worked with Google and Dropbox earlier. In November 2020, he announced he announced his decision to join the Developer Division of Microsoft. He has won several honors, such as the NLUUG Award.

 2 Edsger W. Dijkstra

Edsger W. Dijkstra
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: May 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Netherlands Antilles, Dutch
Died: August 6, 2002
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 3 Anthony Fokker

Anthony Fokker
Famous As: Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer
Birthdate: April 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 23, 1939

Though a high-school drop-out, Dutch aviation designer and entrepreneur Anthony Fokker showed his interest in mechanics quite early. He designed over 40 types of fighter aircrafts for the Germans during World War I. The aircraft that completed the first nonstop flight across the U.S. was also made by him.

 4 Menno van Coehoorn

Menno van Coehoorn
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: February 29, 1641
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 17, 1704

 5 Cornelius Vermuyden

Cornelius Vermuyden
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 11, 1677