Did you know that the Dutch are at the top of the trade when it comes to inventions and discoveries? While some of you may agree, for those who wane off the fact here are some eye-opening facts for you. The modernized mercury thermometer that you use today for checking temperature was invented by a Dutch scientist, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. While making a chocolate cake/muffin, what is that one inevitable ingredient that you cannot do away with? Cocoa powder, isn’t it? Yet again a Dutch finding which laid the foundation for the modern day chocolate industry! The bulls and the bears of the stock exchange often determine our assets and liabilities. But did you where did it all begun? Yes, Amsterdam it is. The Dutch merchants are credited for founding the first official, fully-fledged stock exchange. Do you know Vic Hayes, the father of WiFi was a Dutch? The central banking system that has become an inseparable part of our lives was first conceptualized and brought into practice in Netherland. And for music lovers, the hardcore techno that is one of the significant subgenres of electronic dance music was initially designed in Netherlands. However, these are just a handful of the numerous inventions made by Dutch scientists. Check this section and find out in details about the life and works of famous Dutch scientists.
Guido van RossumGuido van Rossum

31 January 1956

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens

14 April 1629

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz

18 July 1853

Nikolaas TinbergenNikolaas Tinbergen

15 April 1907

Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes

21 September 1853

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike

16 July 1888

Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman

25 May 1865

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen

03 December 1933

Christiaan EijkmanChristiaan Eijkman

11 August 1858

Simon van der MeerSimon van der Meer

24 November 1925

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Willebrord SnellWillebrord Snell

13 June 1580

Johannes Diderik van der WaalsJohannes van der Waals

23 November 1837

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft

05 July 1946

Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra

11 May 1930

Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries

16 February 1848

Simon StevinSimon Stevin

1548 AD

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Max EuweMax Euwe

20 May 1901

Jan OortJan Oort

28 April 1900

Willebrord SnelliusWillebrord Snellius

13 June 1580

Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz

08 December 1730

Tjalling KoopmansTjalling Koopmans

28 August 1910

Coenraad Jacob TemminckCoenraad Jacob Temminck

31 March 1778

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Luitzen Egbertus Jan BrouwerLuitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer

27 February 1881

Gerard P. KuiperGerard P. Kuiper

07 December 1905

Heike Kamerlingh-OnnesHeike Kamerlingh-Onnes

21 September 1853