List of famous Dutch people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Did you know Vincent Van Gogh, the most influential twentieth century painter, was a Dutch? Did you know that Erasmus, a dominant figure in early humanist movement, was also born in Netherlands? Do you know that the highest international scorer in soccer in 2012-13 seasons, Robin Van Persie was from Netherlands too? Netherlands too, like many other nations in the world has produced some superlative talents and minds who have shaped the country's future and its standing in the world with their immeasurable contributions. Painters, explorers, anti-war activists, soccer players, linguists, scientists, dancers, physiologists and more — the Dutch have stamped their excellence in diverse fields with élan. These are the famous Dutch men and women to whom the world will stay indebted always for their exemplary greatness. We learn all about the lives and deeds of the famous Dutch people in their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts captured in their awe-inspiring biographies below.
Yolanda FosterYolanda Foster
(Model)

11 January 1964

Papendrecht

Capricorn

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

29 July 1890

Zundert

Aries

Martin GarrixMartin Garrix
(DJ, Record Producer, Musician)

14 May 1996

Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands

Taurus

Arjen RobbenArjen Robben
(Dutch Footballer)

23 January 1984

Bedum, Netherlands

Aquarius

Gegard MousasiGegard Mousasi
(Mixed Martial Artist)

01 August 1985

Tehran, Iran

Leo

RembrandtRembrandt
(Painter)

15 July 1606

04 October 1669

Leiden

Cancer

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
(Painter)

1450 AD

09 August 1516

Burgundian Netherlands

M. C. EscherM. C. Escher
(Artist)

17 June 1898

27 March 1972

Leeuwarden

Gemini

Badr HariBadr Hari
(kickboxer)

08 December 1984

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sagittarius

Piet MondrianPiet Mondrian
(Dutch Painter)

07 March 1872

01 February 1944

Amersfoort, Netherlands

Pisces

Baruch SpinozaBaruch Spinoza
(Dutch philosopher)

24 November 1632

21 February 1677

Amsterdam, Dutch Republic

Sagittarius

Johan CruyffJohan Cruyff
(Former Dutch Footballer & Manager)

25 April 1947

24 March 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Taurus

Johannes VermeerJohannes Vermeer
(Painter)

31 October 1632

15 December 1675

Delft

Scorpio

Desiderius ErasmusDesiderius Erasmus
(Theologian)

27 October 1466

12 July 1536

Rotterdam

Scorpio

Mata HariMata Hari
(Dutch exotic dancer)

07 August 1876

15 October 1917

Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Leo

Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek
(Scientist)

24 October 1632

26 August 1723

Delft

Scorpio

Eleanor of AquitaineEleanor of Aquitaine
(Queen of France & England)

1122 AD

31 March 1204

Bordeaux

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
(Mathematician)

14 April 1629

08 July 1695

The Hague

Aries

HardwellHardwell
(DJ)

07 January 1988

Breda, Netherlands

Capricorn

Ruud GullitRuud Gullit
(Former Dutch Footballer)

01 September 1962

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Virgo

Marco van BastenMarco van Basten
(Former Dutch Football Star)

31 October 1964

Utrecht, Netherlands

Scorpio

Frank RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
(Former Dutch Footballer)

30 September 1962

Amsterdam

Libra

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

19 August 1980

Frankfurt am Main, German Empire

Taurus

Cindy KimberlyCindy Kimberly
(Instagram Star, model)

16 November 1998

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Scorpio

Lara Stone Lara Stone
(Model)

20 December 1983

Geldrop

Sagittarius

Abel TasmanAbel Tasman
(Navigator)

1603 AD

10 October 1659

Lutjegast

Twan KuyperTwan Kuyper
(YouTube & Vine star, social media influencer, model and actor)

19 February 1995

Netherlands, Currently living in South Florida, USA

Aquarius

Carel StruyckenCarel Struycken
(Actor)

30 July 1948

The Hague, Netherlands

Leo

Nikkie De JagerNikkie De Jager
(Makeup Artist, YouTube Star)

02 March 1994

Wageningen, Netherlands

Pisces

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz
(Physicist)

18 July 1853

04 February 1928

Arnhem

Cancer

Martinus J. G. VeltmanMartinus J. G. Veltman
(Theoretical Physicist)

27 June 1931

Waalwijk, Netherlands

Cancer

Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte
(King of Holland from 1806 to 1810)

02 September 1778

25 July 1846

Ajaccio

Virgo

Jan van RiebeeckJan van Riebeeck
(Dutch Colonial Administrator)

21 April 1619

18 January 1677

Culemborg

Taurus

Nikolaas TinbergenNikolaas Tinbergen
(Ornithologist)

15 April 1907

21 December 1988

The Hague, Netherlands

Aries

Rosalie Van BreemenRosalie van Breemen
(Model & TV Presenter)

02 August 1966

Utrecht, Holland

Leo

Jan SteenJan Steen
(Genre Painter)

1626 AD

03 February 1679

Leiden

Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
(Physicist)

21 September 1853

21 February 1926

Groningen, Netherlands

Virgo

Anthony FokkerAnthony Fokker
(Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer)

06 April 1890

23 December 1939

Kediri, East Java

Aries

Cornelis DrebbelCornelis Drebbel
(Inventor of world’s first navigable submarine)

1572 AD

08 November 1633

Alkmaar

Karel Appel Karel Appel
(Painter, Sculptor, Poet)

25 April 1921

03 May 2006

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Taurus

Jan TinbergenJan Tinbergen
(Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)

12 April 1903

09 June 1994

The Hague, Netherlands

Aries

Willem EinthovenWillem Einthoven
(Inventor of the first practical ECG)

21 May 1860

29 September 1927

Semarang

Taurus

Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman
(Discovered the 'Zeeman Effect')

25 May 1865

09 October 1943

Zonnemaire, Netherlands

Gemini

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
(Physicist)

16 July 1888

10 March 1966

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cancer

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen
(Atmospheric Chemist)

03 December 1933

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sagittarius

Aelbert CuypAelbert Cuyp
(Dutch Landscape Painter)

20 October 1620

15 November 1691

Dordrecht, Netherlands

Libra

Simon van der MeerSimon van der Meer
(Physicist)

24 November 1925

04 March 2011

The Hague

Sagittarius

Paulus PotterPaulus Potter
(Painter)

20 November 1625

17 January 1654

Enkhuizen

Scorpio

Jacob ObrechtJacob Obrecht
(Composer)

1457 AD

30 June 1505

Ghent, Belgium

Christiaan EijkmanChristiaan Eijkman
(Physician)

11 August 1858

05 November 1930

Nijkerk

Leo

Jacob RoggeveenJacob Roggeveen
(Explorer who discovered Easter Island)

01 February 1659

31 January 1729

Middelburg

Aquarius

Willebrord SnellWillebrord Snell
(Astronomer & Mathematician)

13 June 1580

30 October 1626

Leiden, Dutch Republic

Gemini

Jordi Van den BusscheJordi Van den Bussche
(YouTuber)

01 June 1995

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gemini

Johannes Diderik van der WaalsJohannes van der Waals
(Theoretical Physicist)

23 November 1837

08 March 1923

Leiden, Netherlands

Sagittarius

Lizzy AnsinghLizzy Ansingh
(Painter)

13 March 1875

14 December 1959

Utrecht

Pisces

Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
(Economist)

28 August 1910

26 February 1985

Graveland, Netherlands

Virgo

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft
(Physicist)

05 July 1946

Den Helder, Netherlands

Cancer

Edward Lodewijk Van HalenEdward Lodewijk Van Halen
(American-Dutch musician)

26 January 1955

Nijmegen

Aquarius

Famke JanssenFamke Janssen
(Film actor, Actor, Model, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

05 November 1965

Amstelveen

Scorpio

Willem-Alexander of the NetherlandsWillem-Alexander of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands)

27 April 1967

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Taurus

Pieter Bruegel the ElderPieter Bruegel the Elder
(Artist)

1525 AD

09 September 1569

Son en Breugel, Netherlands

Doutzen KroesDoutzen Kroes
(Actor, Model, Supermodel)

23 January 1985

Eastermar

Aquarius

William the SilentWilliam the Silent
(Politician)

24 April 1533

10 July 1584

Dillenburg

Taurus

Sylvia KristelSylvia Kristel
(Singer, Film actor, Film director, Actor, Model, Painter, Pornographic actor, Autobiographer, Biographer)

28 September 1952

17 October 2012

Utrecht

Libra

Hugo GrotiusHugo Grotius
(Jurist)

10 April 1583

28 August 1645

Delft, Netherlands

Aries

Zacharias JanssenZacharias Janssen

The Hague

Pier Gerlofs DoniaPier Gerlofs Donia
(warrior, farmer)

1480 AD

28 October 1520

Kimswerd

William I of the NetherlandsWilliam I of the Netherlands
(Politician, Judge)

24 August 1772

12 December 1843

The Hague

Virgo

William II of the NetherlandsWilliam II of the Netherlands
(Politician, Judge, Military personnel)

06 December 1792

17 March 1849

The Hague

Sagittarius

Prince Bernhard of Lippe-BiesterfeldPrince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
(prince)

28 June 1911

01 December 2004

Jena

Cancer

Michiel de RuyterMichiel de Ruyter
(Officer)

24 March 1607

29 April 1676

Vlissingen

Aries

Theo JansenTheo Jansen
(sculptor, artist, visual artist, painter, opera singer)

17 March 1948

The Hague

Pisces

Karen MulderKaren Mulder
(Model, Singer)

01 June 1970

Vlaardingen

Gemini

Leroy FerLeroy Fer
(Dutch footballer)

05 January 1990

Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Capricorn

Henry VI, Holy Roman EmperorHenry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
(monarch, writer, composer)

31 October 1165

28 September 1197

Nijmegen

Scorpio

Wilhelmina CooperWilhelmina Cooper
(Model, Model agent)

01 May 1939

01 March 1980

Culemborg

Taurus

Willem HolleederWillem Holleeder
(criminal)

20 May 1958

Amsterdam

Taurus

Menno SimonsMenno Simons
(theologian, priest, cleric)

1496 AD

31 January 1561

Witmarsum, Friesland

Zara WhitesZara Whites
(pornographic actor, actor)

08 November 1968

's-Gravendeel

Scorpio

Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon
(Navigator)

1570 AD

1631 AD

Amsterdam, Netherlands

William II, Prince of OrangeWilliam II, Prince of Orange
(Politician)

27 May 1626

06 November 1650

The Hague

Gemini

Simon StevinSimon Stevin
(mathematician, engineer, military personnel)

1548 AD

31 January 1620

Bruges

Jacobus ArminiusJacobus Arminius
(Theologian, University teacher)

10 October 1560

19 October 1609

Oudewater

Libra

Fons TrompenaarsFons Trompenaars

Foekje DillemaFoekje Dillema
(athletics competitor)

18 September 1926

05 December 2007

Burum, Friesland

Virgo

Bernard MandevilleBernard Mandeville
(Philosopher, Economist, Writer)

15 November 1670

21 January 1733

Rotterdam

Scorpio

Maurice, Prince of OrangeMaurice, Prince of Orange
(Politician)

14 November 1567

23 April 1625

Dillenburg

Scorpio

Jan IngenhouszJan Ingenhousz
(Botanist, Physician, Physicist)

08 December 1730

07 September 1799

Breda

Sagittarius

Nacer BaraziteNacer Barazite
(Dutch footballer)

27 May 1990

Arnhem, Netherlands

Gemini

Daphne GroeneveldDaphne Groeneveld

John de Mol, Jr.John de Mol, Jr.

24 April 1955

The Hague

Taurus

Ymre StiekemaYmre Stiekema

Philippe de ChampaignePhilippe de Champaigne
(Painter)

26 May 1602

12 August 1674

Brussels

Gemini

Willem BarentszWillem Barentsz
(explorer, cartographer)

1550 AD

20 June 1597

Terschelling

Angela VisserAngela Visser
Dirk HartogDirk Hartog
(explorer)

30 October 1580

11 October 1621

Amsterdam

Scorpio

Frederique van der WalFrederique van der Wal
(Actor, Television presenter, Model, Presenter)

30 August 1967

The Hague

Virgo

Yolanthe Sneijder-CabauYolanthe Sneijder-Cabau
(Actor, Television presenter, Model)

19 March 1985

Ibiza

Pisces

Saskia de BrauwSaskia de Brauw

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