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Nathan Aké
(Dutch Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nathan Aké
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nathan Aké is a Dutch football player who plays for the Netherlands national football team and Manchester City. In 2019, he helped his national team win the runner-up trophy at the UEFA Nations League. Nathan Aké was also part of the Manchester City Football Club that won the Premier League in 2021 and 2022.    

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Christiaan Huygens
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Christiaan Huygens
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 14, 1629
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 8, 1695

From proposing the wave theory of light to discovering the actual shape of the rings of Saturn and inventing the pendulum clock, Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens had contributed a lot to science. Born to a diplomat, Huygens had the privilege of an elite education but remain sickly throughout his life.

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Carel Struycken
(Dutch Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘The Giant’ in the TV Series ‘Twin Peaks’)
Carel Struycken
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Birthdate: July 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Dutch actor Carel Struycken is best known as Lurch from The Addams Family film franchise, Mr. Homn from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the Giant/Fireman from Twin Peaks. His extraordinary 7-foot frame and distinctive features are due to acromegaly. A skilled photographer, he also manages a photography site.
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Juliana of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980)
Juliana of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: April 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 20, 2004

Juliana of the Netherlands was the Queen of the Netherlands from 1948 to 1980, during which she remained a popular member of the Dutch royal family. Her reign witnessed the decolonization and independence of Suriname and the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia). Several important places, including the Princess Juliana International Airport, are named after her.

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Mark Rutte
(Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010)
Mark Rutte
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Dutch politician and VVD party leader Mark Rutte has been serving his nation as its prime minister since 2010. While he initially aspired to be a pianist, he later studied history and then worked for Unilever, before stepping into politics. He is known as Teflon Mark for recovering from controversies unscathed. 

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Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands (1890 - 1948))
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: August 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 28, 1962

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the only child of the King William III and his second wife, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, became queen at age 10. While she remained neutral during World War I, she went into exile to England during World War II. Her autobiography revealed her religious devotion.

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Sophia of Hanover
(Former Electress Consort of Hanover (1692 - 1698))
Sophia of Hanover
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1630
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 8, 1714
Sophia of Hanover was the Electress of Hanover, through her marriage to Ernest Augustus. After a long conflict regarding the succession of the throne of England, she died just 2 months before she could become the queen. An art connoisseur, she played a crucial role in creating the Herrenhausen Gardens
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Marwan Kenzari
(Dutch Actor Known His Role in the 2013 Film 'Wolf')
Marwan Kenzari
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Birthdate: January 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Marwan Kenzari is a Tunisian Dutch actor who achieved popularity in 2013 when he won the Golden Calf, the Dutch equivalent of the Oscars, for Best Actor for his portrayal of Majid in the action drama-martial arts film, Wolf. Kenzari went on to achieve international recognition for his portrayal of Joe in the 2020 American superhero film The Old Guard.  

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Theo van Gogh
(Dutch Film Director and Producer)
Theo van Gogh
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Birthdate: July 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 2, 2004

Theo van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker, actor, television producer, and author. He was assassinated by a Dutch-Moroccan Islamist named Mohammed Bouyeri for directing a short film titled Submission: Part 1, which was originally written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and opposed the unfair treatment of women in Islam. Theo was 47 years old. His last film 06/05 was released posthumously.

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Dick Advocaat
(Dutch Former Football Midfielder and Defender)
Dick Advocaat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra

Dutch football coach and former footballer Dick Advocaat was a midfielder and defender in his playing days. He was 18 when he began his senior career and later had successful stints with clubs such as PSV Eindhoven and Rangers. His 2008 UEFA Cup with with Zenit earned him an honorary citizenship of St. Petersburg.

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William I of the Netherlands
(King of the Netherlands (1815 - 1840))
William I of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: August 24, 1772
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 1843

William I of the Netherlands reigned as the king of the Netherlands from 1815 to 1840. Before declaring himself King of the Netherlands, William I had an influential career in the military. In 1790, he was made the Dutch States Army's general of infantry where he served under his father William V, who served as Captain-General. 

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Mariska Veres
(Singer)
Mariska Veres
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 2, 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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William II of the Netherlands
(Former King of the Netherlands (1840 - 1849))
William II of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: December 6, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 17, 1849

William II took over as the king of the Netherlands after his father William I’s abdication. His reign witnessed the transformation of his country into a parliamentary democracy through the constitution of 1848. With F.A. van Hall as the finance minister, he helped his country attain a surplus.

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William III of England
(Former King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689 - 1702))
William III of England
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Birthdate: November 14, 1650
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 8, 1702
King William III of England, son of William II, Prince of Orange, was also known as William of Orange. A staunch Protestant, he is remembered for his joint rule with his wife, Queen Mary II, and for his exploits such as the Glorious Revolution and the Nine Years' War.
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Anouk
(Dutch Rock Singer Known for Explosive Rock Songs Like 'Nobody’s Wife' and 'R U Kiddin’ Me')
Anouk
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries

Anouk is a Dutch singer widely regarded as the most famous rock singer in the Netherlands. She achieved popularity in 2013 when she represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with the song, Birds. Anouk is one of the most decorated singers of her generation; she has won several awards like TMF Awards and Edison Music Awards.

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Martin Jol
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Martin Jol
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Martin Jol is a Dutch former football player who played as a midfielder for popular clubs like Bayern Munich, ADO Den Haag, and West Bromwich Albion. He currently works as a manager for the Egyptian Premier League club, Al-Ahly. Martin Jol has also managed clubs like Fulham, Ajax, Hamburger SV, and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
(Princess)
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 10, 2007
Sun Sign: Aries
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Elisa Lasowski
(Actress)
Elisa Lasowski
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Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Naomi van As
(Dutch Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Forward / Midfield)
Naomi van As
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Tim Krul
(Dutch Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Tim Krul
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

Tim Krul is a Dutch football player who plays for the Netherlands national football team and Norwich City. In 2014, he was part of the team that won the bronze medal at the FIFA World Cup. Over the years, Tim Krul has also played for other popular teams like Newcastle United and Falkirk.

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Joop Zoetemelk
(Dutch Former Professional Racing Cyclist)
Joop Zoetemelk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
(Eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands)
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 2003
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Nikolaas Tinbergen
(Ornithologist)
Nikolaas Tinbergen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 21, 1988

Nikolaas Tinbergen was a Dutch ornithologist and biologist. Counted among the founders of modern ethology, Tinbergen shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973 with Konrad Lorenz and Karl von Frisch for their discoveries concerning the social behavior patterns in animals. He is also credited with authoring an influential book on animal behavior titled The Study of Instinct.

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Zacharias Janssen
(Spectacle-maker)
Zacharias Janssen
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Birthdate: 1585 AD
Died: 1638 AD

Dutch optician Zacharias Janssen is credited with discovering the compound microscope and the first optical telescope. Since he worked along with his father, Hans, many believe Hans had a greater role in his inventions, while others feel the claims of his inventions were mere fabrications by his son.

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Adrian Vandenberg
(Best Known as the Guitarist for the Rock Band 'Whitesnake' and Founder of the Band 'Vandenberg')
Adrian Vandenberg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius

One of the most popular Dutch rock guitarists of all time, Adrian Vandenberg soared to fame as part of the hard rock bands Whitesnake and Vandenberg. Known for tracks such as Your Love Is In Vain and Burning Heart, he later formed another band, Vandenberg's MoonKings.

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Sarina Wiegman
(Dutch Football Manager and Former Player)
Sarina Wiegman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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John de Mol, Jr.
(Dutch Media Tycoon)
John de Mol, Jr.
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Birthdate: April 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
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William II, Prince of Orange
(Prince of Orange (1647 - 1650))
William II, Prince of Orange
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1626
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 6, 1650

William II, Prince of Orange served as the Stadtholder of Holland, Guelders, Utrecht, Zeeland, Groningen, and Overijssel in the United Provinces from 1647 until his death in 1650. William's only son William III ruled over England, Ireland, and Scotland.

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Frederique van der Wal
(Dutch Model)
Frederique van der Wal
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

Frederique van der Wal is a Dutch former model best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. She has also appeared on the covers of popular magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue. Frederique van der Wal is also credited with creating a lifestyle brand named Frederique’s Choice and was honored with the Marie Claire Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011.

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Robin Haase
(Dutch Professional Tennis Player)
Robin Haase
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Henri Hooft
(Dutch Former Kickboxer)
Henri Hooft
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
(Princess)
Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 2005
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Michel Faber
(Famous for His Novel 'The Crimson Petal and the White')
Michel Faber
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries

Born in the Netherlands, author Michel Faber grew up in Australia. He now lives in Scotland, where he has won countless awards, and mostly writes in English. Initially a nurse, Faber later soared to fame with bestsellers such as The Crimson Petal and the White.

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Robbie van Leeuwen
(Musician)
Robbie van Leeuwen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Robbie van Leeuwen is a Dutch pop musician, guitarist, and songwriter. He is credited with founding the successful rock band Shocking Blue and wrote the highly popular song Venus, which earned him international fame. Van Leeuwen was honored with the Buma Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

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Saskia Sassen
(Sociologist)
Saskia Sassen
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Birthdate: January 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Apart from teaching sociology at Columbia University and LSE, sociologist Saskia Sassen has also devoted over 3 decades of her life to research. She introduced the term global city. The daughter of a Dutch Nazi journalist, she grew up in Argentina and Italy, before studying in France.

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Karim Rekik
(Footballer Centre-Back, Left-Back)
Karim Rekik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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George Kooymans
(Dutch Guitarist and Vocalist Best Known for His Work with the Dutch Group 'Golden Earring')
George Kooymans
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces

A renowned guitarist, George Kooymans was also the founder of the Dutch rock band Golden Earring. A talented songwriter, too, he penned the Billboard-charting Twilight Zone and co-wrote other smash hits such as Radar Love. He also co-wrote tracks for the debut album of Anouk, making her a star.

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Gerard Gordeau
(Former savateur, karateka, and mixed martial artist)
Gerard Gordeau
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Michael Boogerd
(Dutch Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Michael Boogerd
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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William, Prince of Orange
(Prince)
William, Prince of Orange
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 11, 1879
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Jan Tinbergen
(Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
Jan Tinbergen
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Birthdate: April 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 9, 1994

Best remembered for his econometric models, Jan Tinbergen won the first Nobel Prize for Economics along with Ragnar Frisch. Apart from working on subjects such as the business cycle theory and economic development, he had also been the economic advisor to the League of Nations.

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Ricardo Kishna
(Footballer forward)
Ricardo Kishna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Anna Drijver
(Actress)
Anna Drijver
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Birthdate: October 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Anna Drijver was six when she began her classical ballet lessons and was already modeling by 14. Known for films such as Bride Fight and series such as Heirs of the Night and Undercover, she is also a podcast maker and a novelist. She also supports the UNHCR and works for displaced people.

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Derek de Lint
(Actor)
Derek de Lint
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Birthdate: July 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Charles Pahud de Mortanges
(Dutch Horse Rider and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Charles Pahud de Mortanges
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 7, 1971
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Romy Haag
(Singer, Dancer)
Romy Haag
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Birthdate: January 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Romy Haag is a Dutch dancer, actress, singer, and former nightclub manager. In 1997, she was honored at the 47th Berlin International Film Festival with the Teddy Award. Romy Haag has also published an autobiography titled Eine Frau und mehr. 

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Nimir Abdel-Aziz
(Dutch Volleyball Player)
Nimir Abdel-Aziz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Georgina Verbaan
(Actress, Singer)
Georgina Verbaan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra

Georgina Verbaan is a Dutch singer and actress best known for her portrayal of Hedwig Harmsen in the longest-running soap opera in Dutch history, Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. Also an anti-fur activist, Georgina Verbaan supports and encourages a vegetarian diet.

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Dan Gadzuric
(Basketball player)
Dan Gadzuric
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
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Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
(German Diplomat and Banker)
Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 16, 1950