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.
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

Gegard MousasiGegard Mousasi
(Mixed Martial Artist)

01 August 1985

William III of EnglandWilliam III of England
(King of England)

04 November 1650

RembrandtRembrandt
(Painter)

15 July 1606

Martin GarrixMartin Garrix
(DJ, Record Producer, Musician)

14 May 1996

Arjen RobbenArjen Robben
(Dutch Footballer)

23 January 1984

Johan CruyffJohan Cruyff
(Former Dutch Footballer & Manager)

25 April 1947

Mata HariMata Hari
(Dutch exotic dancer)

07 August 1876

Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch
(Painter)

1450 AD

Baruch SpinozaBaruch Spinoza
(Dutch philosopher)

24 November 1632

Johannes VermeerJohannes Vermeer
(Painter)

31 October 1632

Antonie van LeeuwenhoekAntonie van Leeuwenhoek
(Scientist)

24 October 1632

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

1122 AD

Piet MondrianPiet Mondrian
(Dutch Painter)

07 March 1872

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

17 June 1898

Matthijs de LigtMatthijs de Ligt
(Football Player)

12 August 1999

Ruud GullitRuud Gullit
(Former Dutch Footballer)

01 September 1962

Carel StruyckenCarel Struycken
(Actor)

30 July 1948

Otto FrankOtto Frank
(Father of Anne Frank)

12 May 1889

Marco van BastenMarco van Basten
(Former Dutch Football Star)

31 October 1964

Romee StrijdRomee Strijd
(Model)

19 July 1995

Badr HariBadr Hari
(kickboxer)

08 December 1984

Frank RijkaardFrank Rijkaard
(Former Dutch Footballer)

30 September 1962

Lara Stone Lara Stone
(Model)

20 December 1983

Christiaan HuygensChristiaan Huygens
(Mathematician)

14 April 1629

HardwellHardwell
(DJ)

07 January 1988

Abel TasmanAbel Tasman
(Navigator)

1603 AD

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz
(Physicist)

18 July 1853

Cindy KimberlyCindy Kimberly
(Instagram Star, Model)

16 November 1998

Jan van RiebeeckJan van Riebeeck
(Dutch Colonial Administrator)

21 April 1619

Desiderius ErasmusDesiderius Erasmus
(Theologian)

27 October 1466

Twan KuyperTwan Kuyper
(YouTuber)

19 February 1995

Charlene de Carvalho-HeinekenCharlene de Carvalho-Heineken
(Businesswoman)

30 June 1954

Michelle HunzikerMichelle Hunziker
(Model, Actress)

24 January 1977

Jelle Van VuchtJelle Van Vucht
(YouTube Star, Gamer)

14 October 1996

Nikolaas TinbergenNikolaas Tinbergen
(Ornithologist)

15 April 1907

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

02 March 1994

Yolanda FosterYolanda Foster
(Model)

11 January 1964

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

06 April 1890

Willem EinthovenWillem Einthoven
(Inventor of the first practical ECG)

21 May 1860

Jan SteenJan Steen
(Genre Painter)

1626 AD

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

1572 AD

Natalie La RoseNatalie La Rose
(Singer-songwriter)

12 July 1988

Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
(Physicist)

21 September 1853

Jan TinbergenJan Tinbergen
(Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)

12 April 1903

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
(Physicist)

16 July 1888

Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman
(Discovered the 'Zeeman Effect')

25 May 1865

Karel Appel Karel Appel
(Painter, Sculptor, Poet)

25 April 1921

Paul J. CrutzenPaul J. Crutzen
(Atmospheric Chemist)

03 December 1933

Jacob RoggeveenJacob Roggeveen
(Explorer who discovered Easter Island)

01 February 1659

Aelbert CuypAelbert Cuyp
(Dutch Landscape Painter)

20 October 1620

Christiaan EijkmanChristiaan Eijkman
(Physician)

11 August 1858

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

27 April 1967

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

27 June 1931

Jacob ObrechtJacob Obrecht
(Composer)

1457 AD

Paulus PotterPaulus Potter
(Painter)

20 November 1625

Tahith ChongTahith Chong
(Footballer)

04 December 1999

Simon van der MeerSimon van der Meer
(Physicist)

24 November 1925

Enzo KnolEnzo Knol
(YouTuber)

08 June 1993

Jordi Van den BusscheJordi Van den Bussche
(YouTuber)

01 June 1995

Rosalie Van BreemenRosalie van Breemen
(Model & TV Presenter)

02 August 1966

Daan CreyghtonDaan Creyghton
(Actor)

21 September 2002

Lizzy AnsinghLizzy Ansingh
(Painter)

13 March 1875

Nisrina SbiaNisrina Sbia
(Instagram Model)

01 February 1999

Willebrord SnellWillebrord Snell
(Astronomer & Mathematician)

13 June 1580

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

26 January 1955

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

23 November 1837

Nina HoustonNina Houston
(YouTuber)

12 November 2003

Tjalling C. KoopmansTjalling C. Koopmans
(Economist)

28 August 1910

BeautyNezzBeautyNezz
(YouTube Star)

17 October 2002

Carin van der DonkCarin van der Donk
(Model)

1970 AD

Gerard ’t HooftGerard ’t Hooft
(Physicist)

05 July 1946

Kyra SmithKyra Smith
(Actress)

07 April 2003

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

05 November 1965

Memphis DepayMemphis Depay
(Footballer)

13 February 1994