Famous Dutch Philosophers

Find out more about the greatest Dutch Philosophers, including Baruch Spinoza, Desiderius Erasmus, Hugo Grotius, Jacobus Arminius and Bernard Mandeville.

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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 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

 5 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

 6 Bernard Mandeville

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

 7 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
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 8 Gemma Frisius

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

 9 Titus Brandsma

Titus Brandsma
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Dutch

 10 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

 11 Herman Dooyeweerd

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

 12 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

 13 Arnold Geulincx

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

 14 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

 15 François Hemsterhuis

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