Famous Dutch Mathematicians

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 1 Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens.
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist
Birthdate: April 14, 1629
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: July 8, 1695

From proposing the wave theory of light to discovering the actual shape of the rings of Saturn and inventing the pendulum clock, Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens had contributed a lot to science. Born to a diplomat, Huygens had the privilege of an elite education but remain sickly throughout his life.

 2 Simon Stevin

Simon Stevin.
Famous As: mathematician, engineer, military personnel
Birthdate: 1548 AD
Birthplace: Bruges
Died: January 31, 1620
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 3 Max Euwe

Max Euwe.
Famous As: Chess player, Mathematician
Birthdate: May 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: November 26, 1981

 4 Willebrord Snell

Willebrord Snell.
Famous As: Astronomer & Mathematician
Birthdate: June 13, 1580
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leiden, Dutch Republic
Died: October 30, 1626

Willebrord Snell was a Dutch mathematician and astronomer. He is credited with rediscovering the law of refraction, which is named Snell's law in his honor. A much-revered mathematician in the Netherlands, Willebrord Snell was honored by the Royal Netherlands Navy by naming three of its survey ships after him. Snellius, a lunar crater, is also named in his honor.

 5 L. E. J. Brouwer

L. E. J. Brouwer.
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Overschie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: December 2, 1966

 6 Willem de Sitter

Willem de Sitter
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sneek, Netherlands
Died: November 20, 1934

 7 Gemma Frisius

Gemma Frisius
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 9, 1508
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dokkum, Netherlands
Died: May 25, 1555
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 8 Pieter van Musschenbroek

Pieter van Musschenbroek
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: March 14, 1692
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: September 19, 1761

 9 Johannes Hudde

Johannes Hudde
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: April 23, 1628
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 15, 1704

 10 Hendrik C. van de Hulst

Hendrik C. van de Hulst
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: November 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: July 31, 2000