Discover the notable alumni of Leiden University. The list includes people like William the Silent, Paul Verhoeven, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Thomas Browne & John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, miscellaneous and leaders etc.
Beatrix of the NetherlandsBeatrix of the Netherlands
31 January 1938, Dutch
Former Queen of the Netherlands
William the SilentWilliam the Silent
24 April 1533, German, Dutch
Military Leader

Paul VerhoevenPaul Verhoeven
18 July 1938, Dutch
Director

Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch
Computer scientist

Thierry BaudetThierry Baudet
28 January 1983, Dutch
Politician

Stefanie JoostenStefanie Joosten
05 August 1988, Dutch
Model
Thomas BrowneThomas Browne
19 October 1605, British
Author

John Stuart, 3rd earl of ButeJohn Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute
25 May 1713, British, Scottish
Prime Minister

Gerard KuiperGerard Kuiper
07 December 1905, Dutch, American
Astronomer
Johannes Diederik van der WaalsJohannes Diederik van der Waals
23 November 1837, Dutch
Physicist

Baron d'HolbachBaron d'Holbach
08 December 1723, German, French
Author
Jacobus Henricus van 't HoffJacobus Henricus van 't Hoff
30 August 1852, Dutch
Chemist

Martinus BeijerinckMartinus Beijerinck
16 March 1851, Dutch
Microbiologist

Sophie in 't VeldSophie in 't Veld
13 September 1963, Dutch
Politician

Daniel De LeonDaniel De Leon
14 December 1852, American
Socialist

Bernard MandevilleBernard Mandeville
15 November 1670, Dutch
Philosopher
Evelyn Wever-CroesEvelyn Wever-Croes
05 December 1966, Dutch
Politician

William Alexander, 1st Earl of StirlingWilliam Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
1567 AD, Scottish
Courtier

Sutan SjahrirSutan Sjahrir
05 March 1909, Indonesian
Political Leader

Frits BolkesteinFrits Bolkestein
04 April 1933, Dutch
Politician
Job CohenJob Cohen
18 October 1947, Dutch
Politician

Charles TownshendCharles Townshend
29 August 1725, British
Politician
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of RichmondCharles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
22 February 1735, British
Politician

Marthinus Theunis SteynMarthinus Theunis Steyn
02 October 1857, South African
President of Orange Free State

Christiaan Snouck HurgronjeChristiaan Snouck Hurgronje
08 February 1857, Dutch
Professor
Eva JinekEva Jinek
13 July 1978, Dutch, American
Journalist

Samuel Abraham GoudsmitSamuel Abraham Goudsmit
11 July 1902, Dutch, American
Physicist
Nehemiah GrewNehemiah Grew
26 September 1641, British
Medico

Johan Rudolf ThorbeckeJohan Rudolf Thorbecke
14 January 1798, Dutch
Statesman

Constantijn HuygensConstantijn Huygens
04 September 1596, Netherlands Antilles
Poet
Jan SwammerdamJan Swammerdam
12 February 1637, German, Dutch
Biologist

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George UhlenbeckGeorge Uhlenbeck
06 December 1900, Dutch, American
Theoretical Physicist
Ewald Georg von KleistEwald Georg von Kleist
10 June 1700, Polish
Jurist

Joseph LunsJoseph Luns
28 August 1911, Dutch
Politician

Hendrik Anthony KramersHendrik Anthony Kramers
02 February 1894, Dutch
Physicist

Rutger Jan SchimmelpenninckRutger Jan Schimmelpenninck
31 October 1761, Dutch
Jurist
Pieter van MusschenbroekPieter van Musschenbroek
14 March 1692, Dutch
Scientist
Magnus Gabriel, count de la GardieMagnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie
15 October 1622, Estonian
Swedish statesman

Reinier de GraafReinier de Graaf
30 July 1641, Dutch
Physician

Niels Kaj JerneNiels Kaj Jerne
23 December 1911, Danish, British
Immunologist

Andreas GryphiusAndreas Gryphius
11 October 1616, German, Polish
Poet
Frans Cornelis DondersFrans Cornelis Donders
27 May 1818, Dutch
Author

Pieter Cort van der LindenPieter Cort van der Linden
14 May 1846, Dutch
Politician

Bernhardus VareniusBernhardus Varenius
1622 AD, German
Geographer

Johannes BrandJohannes Brand
06 December 1823, South African
Lawyer

Gerard van der LeeuwGerard van der Leeuw
18 March 1890, Dutch
Historian
Pieter GeylPieter Geyl
15 December 1887, Dutch
Historian

Maarten SchmidtMaarten Schmidt
28 December 1929, Dutch
Astronomer
Benjamin WaterhouseBenjamin Waterhouse
04 March 1754, American
Physician

Richard MeadRichard Mead
11 August 1673, British
Physician

Gisbertus VoetiusGisbertus Voetius
03 March 1589, Dutch
Theologian
John RoebuckJohn Roebuck
1718 AD, British
Inventor

Nishi AmaneNishi Amane
07 March 1829, Japanese
Philosopher
Alexander MonroAlexander Monro
19 September 1697, British, Scottish
Surgeon

Gerardus VossiusGerardus Vossius
29 February 1577, Dutch
Theologian

Johannes HuddeJohannes Hudde
23 April 1628, Dutch
Mathematician

Bart BokBart Bok
28 April 1906, Dutch, American
Astronomer

Guillaume Groen van PrinstererGuillaume Groen van Prinsterer
21 August 1801, Dutch
Politician
Bernhard Siegfried AlbinusBernhard Siegfried Albinus
24 February 1697, German
Anatomist

Jan Andrzej MorsztynJan Andrzej Morsztyn
24 July 1621, Polish
Poet

Duncan Forbes of CullodenDuncan Forbes of Culloden
10 November 1685, Scottish
Lawyer

Simon EpiscopiusSimon Episcopius
08 January 1583, Dutch
Theologian
Sir John Pringle, 1st BaronetSir John Pringle, 1st Baronet
10 April 1707, Scottish
Physician

Reinhart DozyReinhart Dozy
21 February 1820, Dutch
Scholar
Rasmus BartholinRasmus Bartholin
13 August 1625, Danish
Physician

Franciscus JuniusFranciscus Junius
29 January 1591, French
Scholar

Conrad Theodor van DeventerConrad Theodor van Deventer
29 September 1857, Dutch
Lawyer
Michael Jan de GoejeMichael Jan de Goeje
13 August 1836, Dutch
Orientalist

Philipp ClüverPhilipp Clüver
1580 AD, German, Polish
Geographer
Nicolaas BeetsNicolaas Beets
13 September 1814, Dutch
Theologian

François HemsterhuisFrançois Hemsterhuis
27 December 1721, Dutch
Writer

Willem BilderdijkWillem Bilderdijk
07 September 1756, Dutch
Poet
Christian Hofmann von HofmannswaldauChristian Hofmann von Hofmannswaldau
25 December 1616, German, Polish
Poet

Daniel HeinsiusDaniel Heinsius
09 June 1580, Belgian
Scholar
Jean-Pierre de CrousazJean-Pierre de Crousaz
13 April 1663, Swiss
Theologian

Lucas HolsteniusLucas Holstenius
27 September 1596, German
Geographer

Dirk BrouwerDirk Brouwer
01 September 1902, Dutch, American
Astronomer

Conrad Busken HuetConrad Busken Huet
28 December 1826, Dutch
Journalist
Jacobus ReviusJacobus Revius
31 October 1586, Dutch
Poet
Friedrich Rudolph Ludwig von CanitzFriedrich Rudolph Ludwig von Canitz
27 November 1654, German
Poet