Famous Dutch Intellectuals & Academics

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 1 Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza
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Famous As: Dutch philosopher
Birthdate: November 24, 1632
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: February 21, 1677
Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza is best remembered for his rationalist ideas and his posthumously released book Ethics. He opposed Rene Descartes’s ideas and believed that God was an abstract entity. He was later expelled from the Jewish society, while his books were banned by the Catholic Church.

 2 Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: October 27, 1466
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch
Died: July 12, 1536
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 3 Hugo Grotius

Hugo Grotius
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: April 10, 1583
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Dutch
Died: August 28, 1645

 4 Johan Huizinga

Johan Huizinga
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Famous As: Cultural historian, Historian, University teacher, Philosopher
Birthdate: December 7, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: February 1, 1945
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 5 Jacobus Arminius

Jacobus Arminius
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Famous As: Theologian, University teacher
Birthdate: October 10, 1560
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 19, 1609

 6 Ruud Lubbers

Ruud Lubbers
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Diplomat, Entrepreneur, University teacher
Birthdate: May 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Dutch

 7 Bernard Mandeville

Bernard Mandeville
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 15, 1670
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch
Died: January 21, 1733
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 8 Jan Tinbergen

Jan Tinbergen
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Famous As: Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
Birthdate: April 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Dutch
Died: June 9, 1994

 9 Peter Canisius

Peter Canisius
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: May 8, 1521
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 21, 1597

 10 L. E. J. Brouwer

L. E. J. Brouwer
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 2, 1966

 11 Tjalling C. Koopmans

Tjalling C. Koopmans
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: August 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch, American
Died: February 26, 1985

 12 Wim Duisenberg

Wim Duisenberg
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Famous As: Economist, Banker, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: July 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Dutch
Died: July 31, 2005

 13 Johan Rudolf Thorbecke

Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: January 14, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Dutch
Died: June 4, 1872

 14 Gemma Frisius

Gemma Frisius
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 9, 1508
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: May 25, 1555

 15 Titus Brandsma

Titus Brandsma
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Dutch

 16 Jan Huyghen van Linschoten

Jan Huyghen van Linschoten
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Famous As: Merchant
Birthdate: 1563 AD
Nationality: Dutch
Died: February 8, 1611

 17 Coosje van Bruggen

Coosje van Bruggen
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: June 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Dutch, American
Died: January 10, 2009

 18 Pieter van Musschenbroek

Pieter van Musschenbroek
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: March 14, 1692
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: September 19, 1761

 19 Herman Dooyeweerd

Herman Dooyeweerd
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: October 7, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Dutch
Died: February 12, 1977

 20 Willem Frederik Hermans

Willem Frederik Hermans
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: April 27, 1995

 21 Isabelle de Charrière

Isabelle de Charrière
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 20, 1740
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss, Dutch
Died: December 27, 1805

 22 Arnold Geulincx

Arnold Geulincx
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 31, 1624
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 31, 1669

 23 Pieter Geyl

Pieter Geyl
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 31, 1966

 24 Gerardus Vossius

Gerardus Vossius
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: February 29, 1577
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 19, 1649

 25 Gisbertus Voetius

Gisbertus Voetius
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: March 3, 1589
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: November 1, 1676

 26 Gerard van der Leeuw

Gerard van der Leeuw
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: March 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Dutch
Died: November 18, 1950

 27 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer

Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: May 19, 1876

 28 Franciscus Gomarus

Franciscus Gomarus
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 30, 1563
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: January 11, 1641

 29 François Hemsterhuis

François Hemsterhuis
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 27, 1721
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Dutch
Died: July 7, 1790

 30 Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert

Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 1, 1522
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 29, 1590

 31 Willem Visser 't Hooft

Willem Visser 't Hooft
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: September 20, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: July 4, 1985

 32 Simon Episcopius

Simon Episcopius
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 8, 1583
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Dutch
Died: April 4, 1643

 33 Michael Jan de Goeje

Michael Jan de Goeje
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Famous As: Orientalist
Birthdate: August 13, 1836
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: May 17, 1909

 34 Willem Bilderdijk

Willem Bilderdijk
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 7, 1756
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: December 18, 1831

 35 Nicolaas Beets

Nicolaas Beets
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: September 13, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 13, 1903

 36 Cornelis Tiele

Cornelis Tiele
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: December 16, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: January 11, 1902

 37 Janus Dousa

Janus Dousa
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: December 6, 1545
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 8, 1604

 38 Albert Verwey

Albert Verwey
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 15, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Dutch
Died: March 8, 1937

 39 Jacobus Revius

Jacobus Revius
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 31, 1586
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Dutch
Died: November 15, 1658

 40 Pierre Lyonnet

Pierre Lyonnet
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 21, 1706
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Dutch
Died: January 10, 1789

 41 Bep Schrieke

Bep Schrieke
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dutch
Died: September 12, 1945

 42 Mark Rutte

Mark Rutte
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Famous As: Politician, Historian, Teacher, Pianist
Birthdate: February 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Dutch