Leiden University

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven.
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: July 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Beatrix of the Netherlands

Beatrix of the Netherlands.
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Famous As: Former Queen of the Netherlands
Birthdate: January 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soestdijk Palace, Baarn

 3 Edsger W. Dijkstra

Edsger W. Dijkstra.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: May 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: August 6, 2002

 4 Thomas Browne

Thomas Browne.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 19, 1605
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 19, 1682

 5 Stefanie Joosten

Stefanie Joosten.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roermond, Netherlands

 6 Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff

Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: August 30, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 1, 1911

 7 Thierry Baudet

Thierry Baudet
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heemstede, Netherlands
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 8 Gerard Kuiper

Gerard Kuiper
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: December 7, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands
Died: December 24, 1973

 9 Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 10 Maurice, Prince of Orange

Maurice, Prince of Orange
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: November 14, 1567
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dillenburg, Germany
Died: April 23, 1625

 11 Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 29, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maassluis, Netherlands
Died: November 8, 1920

 12 Baron d'Holbach

Baron d'Holbach
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 8, 1723
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edesheim, Germany
Died: January 21, 1789

 13 Martinus Beijerinck

Martinus Beijerinck
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Microbiologist
Birthdate: March 16, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 1, 1931

 14 Charles Townshend

Charles Townshend
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 29, 1725
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England
Died: September 4, 1767

 15 Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

 16 Bernard Mandeville

Bernard Mandeville
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 15, 1670
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 21, 1733

 17 Daniel De Leon

Daniel De Leon
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Famous As: Socialist
Birthdate: December 14, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Curaçao
Died: May 11, 1914

 18 Peter Simon Pallas

Peter Simon Pallas
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: September 22, 1741
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 8, 1811

 19 Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond

Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 22, 1735
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: December 29, 1806

 20 Sutan Sjahrir

Sutan Sjahrir
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: March 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Padang Panjang City, Indonesia
Died: April 9, 1966

 21 Eva Jinek

Eva Jinek
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

 22 William the Silent

William the Silent.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: April 24, 1533
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dillenburg, Germany
Died: July 10, 1584

 23 Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje

Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: February 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oosterhout, Netherlands
Died: June 26, 1936

 24 Frits Bolkestein

Frits Bolkestein
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

 25 Evelyn Wever-Croes

Evelyn Wever-Croes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands

 26 Samuel Abraham Goudsmit

Samuel Abraham Goudsmit
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: December 4, 1978

 27 Jan Swammerdam

Jan Swammerdam
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: February 12, 1637
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: February 17, 1680

 28 Marthinus Theunis Steyn

Marthinus Theunis Steyn
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: President of Orange Free State
Birthdate: October 2, 1857
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rietfontein, South Africa
Died: November 28, 1916

 29 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute

John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: May 25, 1713
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Parliament Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 10, 1792

 30 Johan Rudolf Thorbecke

Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: January 14, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: June 4, 1872

 31 Job Cohen

Job Cohen
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands

 32 William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling

William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Courtier
Birthdate: 1567 AD
Birthplace: Menstrie, Scotland
Died: February 12, 1640

 33 George Uhlenbeck

George Uhlenbeck
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist
Birthdate: December 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Died: October 31, 1988

 34 Sophie in 't Veld

Sophie in 't Veld
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vollenhove, Netherlands

 35 Nehemiah Grew

Nehemiah Grew
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Medico
Birthdate: September 26, 1641
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mancetter Parish, Warwickshire
Died: March 25, 1712

 36 Constantijn Huygens

Constantijn Huygens
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 4, 1596
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: March 28, 1687

 37 Joseph Luns

Joseph Luns
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 28, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: July 17, 2002

 38 Niels Kaj Jerne

Niels Kaj Jerne
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Immunologist
Birthdate: December 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 7, 1994

 39 Pieter van Musschenbroek

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

 40 Ewald Georg von Kleist

Ewald Georg von Kleist
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: June 10, 1700
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wicewo, Poland
Died: December 11, 1748

 41 Andreas Gryphius

Andreas Gryphius
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 11, 1616
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glogow, Poland
Died: July 16, 1664

 42 Reinier de Graaf

Reinier de Graaf
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: July 30, 1641
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schiedam, Netherlands
Died: August 17, 1673

 43 Magnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie

Magnus Gabriel, count de la Gardie
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Swedish statesman
Birthdate: October 15, 1622
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: April 26, 1686

 44 Frans Cornelis Donders

Frans Cornelis Donders
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 27, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tilburg, Netherlands
Died: March 24, 1889

 45 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck

Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: October 31, 1761
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Deventer, Netherlands
Died: February 15, 1825

 46 John Roebuck

John Roebuck
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: 1718 AD
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Died: July 17, 1794

 47 Bernhardus Varenius

Bernhardus Varenius
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: 1622 AD
Birthplace: Hitzacker, Germany
Died: 1650 AD

 48 Pieter Geyl

Pieter Geyl
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: December 31, 1966

 49 Richard Mead

Richard Mead
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 11, 1673
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 16, 1754

 50 Maarten Schmidt

Maarten Schmidt
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: December 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands