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First posted on November 11th 2002, last revised on November 16th 2004






This is Just an alphabetical index. Click on the name you look for, and you will be referred to a list of biographies of the respective historical period. Within that list, scroll down for the name you look for.

Adrian VI., Pope (Adriaan Florensz.), 1459-1523
Agt, Andreas Antonius Maria van, 1931-, Dutch statesman
Alva, Duke of (Alba, Fernando Alvarez de Toledo), Spaniard, stadholder
Arminius, Jacobus (Jacob Hermanzoon, in some Engl. sources : Arminius, James), 1560-1609, Calvinist theologian
Asser, Tobias Michael Carel, 1838-1913, winner of the 1911 Nobel Peace Prize
Baldwin, brother of Godfrey of Bouillon, Ist King of crusader Jerusalem, -1118
Baldwin, the IXth Count of Flanders and Ist Latin Emperor of Byzantium, 1175-1205
Barentsz., Willem, Dutch arctic explorer, looked for the North East Passage, 1550-1597
Beel, Louis Joseph Maria, 1902-1977, Dutch statesman
Beets, Nicolaas, 1814-1903, Dutch writer
Beuningen, Coenraad van, 1622-1693, raadspensionaris van Holland
Beza, Theodore de, Walloon theologian, 1519-1605
Biesheuvel, Barend Willem, 1920-2001, Dutch statesman
Bilderdijk, Willem, 1756-1831, Dutch writer
Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, Dutch cartographer
Bleiswijk, Pieter van, 1724-1790, raadspensionaris van Holland
Bouillon, Godfrey of, Walloon crusader, Duke of Lower Lorraine, c.1058-1100
Brederode, Hendrik van (Henry of), Dutch nobleman, 1531-1568
Bres, Guy de (Guido de Bray) 1522-1567, Calvinist preacher and martyr
Breughel, Pieter, the Elder, Flemish painter, c.1525-1569
Brunswijk, Lodewijk Ernst van (Ger.: Ludwig-Ernst von Braunschweig-Wolfenbuettel), 1718-1788, from 1759 to 1766 regent
Buys, Paulus, Raadspensionaris of Holland, 1531-1594
Cals, Joseph Maria Laurens Theo, 1914-1971, Dutch statesman
Capellen tot den Poll, Johan Derk van der (Joan Derk ..), -1784, Dutch patriot
Charles the Bold (Dt.: Karel de Stoute, Fr.: Charles le Temeraire, Ger. : Karl der Kuehne), Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477
Charles V. (Dt. : Karel V.), Emperor, 1500-1558
Coehoorn, Menno van, Dutch military commander and administrator, 1641-1704
Coen, Jan Pieterszoon, VOC administrator, founder of Batavia, 1587-1630
Colijn, Hendrikus, 1869-1947, Dutch statesman
Comenius, Jan Amos (John Amos; Komenski, Jan Amos), 1592-1670, Czech scholar, father of educational science, religious refugee
Comines, Philippe de, (Commines, Commynes) 1447-1511, Burgundian chronist
Crijnssen, Abraham, Dutch admiral, conqueror of Suriname
Crutzen, Paul J., 1933-, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Cruyff, Johan, 1947-, Dutch soccer player
Daendels Herman Willem, 1762-1818, Dutch statesman
Debye, Petrus Josephus Wilhelmus, (Debije) 1884-1966, winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dekker, Eduard Douwes, see under Multatuli
Deterding, Henri Wilhelm August, 1866-1939, Dutch entrepreneur
Domela Nieuwenhuis, Ferdinand, 1846-1919, Dutch socialist
Donker Curtius, Dirk, 1792-1863, Dutch statesman
Drees, Willem, 1886-1988, Dutch statesman
Egmont, Lamoral Count of , 1522-1568, Dutch nobleman, Dutch delegate to King Philip II., dubbed by him "Gueux" (beggar)
Eijkman, Christiaan (Eykman), 1858-1930, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Einthoven, Willem, 1860-1927, winner of the 1924 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Emma, 1858-1934, Queen, 1890-1898 regent
Erasmus, Desiderius (Erasmus of Rotterdam), 1466-1536
Eyck, Jan van, Flemish painter, 1390-1441
Farnese, Allessandro (Alexander F.), Duke of Parma and Piacenza; stadholder
Frank, Anne, 1929-1945
Frederik Hendrik, stadholder, 1584-1647
Geer, Dirk Jan de, 1870-1960, Dutch statesman
Gerbrandy, Peter Sjoerds, 1885-1961, Dutch statesman
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890, Dutch painter
Gomarus, Franciscus, 1563-1641, Calvinist theologian
Granvelle, Antoine Perrenot de, 1517-1586, Cardinal and statesman
Groot, Paul de, 1899-1986, Dutch communist party politician
Groote, Geert , 1340-1384, Saint
Grotius, Hugo (Dt. Hugo de Groot, Huig de Groot), 1583-1645, law scholar, regarded the father of international law
Hals, Frans, 1580-1666, Dutch painter
Haren, Onno Zwier van, 1713-1779, Dutch statesman
Heemskerk Azn., Jan , 1818-1897, Dutch statesman
Heinsius, Anthonie, Raadspensionaris of Holland, 1641-1720
Heyn, Pieter Pieterszoon (Hein), 1578-1629, Dutch Navigator
Hogendorp, Gijsbert Karel van, 1762-1834, Dutch statesman
Holland, Floris van Count of Holland, 1256-1296
t'Hoff, Jacobus Henricus van, 1852-1911, winner of the 1901 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Holland, Willem van (Ger.: Wilhelm von Holland), Roman-German King, 1227-1256
t'Hooft, Gerardus, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics
Hoorn, Philippe de Montmorency, Count of (Horn, Hoorne), 1518-1568, Dutch nobleman, Dutch delegate to King Philip II., dubbed by him "Gueux" (beggar)
Houtman, Cornelis de, 1540-1599, Dutch navigator, first to lead an expedition to the East Indies
Hudson, Henry, c.1570-c.1611, English discoverer in the service of the Dutch
Huizinga, Johan, 1872-1945, historian
Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695, Dutch scientists
Huygens, Constantijn, 1596-1687, Dutch poet
Janszoon, Willem, V.O.C. navigator, discovered Australia in 1606
Johan Maurits (John Maurice of Nassau-Siegen), 1604-1679, colonial governor
John the Fearless (Fr.: Jean sans Peur), Duke of Burgundy, 1371-1419
Jong, Petrus Josef Sietse de, 1915-, Dutch statesman
Juliana, 1909- , Queen
Kamerlingh-Onnes, Heike, 1853-1926, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Physics Kok, Willem, 1938-, Dutch statesman
Kuyper, Abraham, 1837-1920, Dutch statesman
Langendijk, Pieter, 1683-1756, Dutch writer
Laski, Johannes (Johannes/Jan a/John of Lasco), Polish Calvinist, founder of the Calvinist exile community at Emden
Leeghwater, Jan Adriaensz, 1575-1654, Dutch water engineer
Lely, Cornelis, 1854-1929, Dutch water engineer
Linschoten, Jan Huygen van, Dutch navigator, 1563-1611
Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon, 1853-1928, winner of 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics
Louis Napoleon, 1778-1846, from 1806 to 1810 King of Holland
Louis of Nassau (Dt.: Lodewijk van N., Ger,: Ludwig von N.), nobleman and military commander, 1538-1574
Lubbers, Rudolphus Franciscus Marie, 1939-, Dutch statesman
Luns, Joseph, 1911-2002, Dutch statesman
Maerlant, Jacob van, c.1235-1300, Flemish poet
Maire, Jacob le, 1585-1616, Dutch discoverer
Margaret of Parma, 1522-1586, stadholder of the Netherlands 1559-1567
Marijnen, Victor Gerard Maria, 1917-1975, Dutch statesman
Mary of Burgundy (Dt.: Maria van Boergondie), Duchess, 1457-1482
Mata Hari, 1876-1917, exotic dancer and spy
Maurice, Prince, of Nassau (Dt.: Prins Maurits van Nassau), 1567-1625
Maximilian, 1459-1519, husband of Mary of Burgundy, Holy Roman Emperor
Meer, Simon van der, 1925-, winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics
Multatuli (Eduard Douwes Dekker), 1820-1887, Dutch anticolonial writer
Mussert, Anton Adriaan, 1894-1946, leader of the NSB
Noort, Olivier van, Dutch navigator, circumnavigated the globe 1598-1600
van Oldenbarneveldt, Johan, 1547-1619, Raadspensionaris of the Estates of Holland, leading statesman during the Dutch Revolt
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598, Flemish Cartographer
Pauw, Adriaan, raadspensionaris of Holland, 1581-1653
Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, 1342-1404
Philip the Fair (Dt.: Filips de Schone, Fr.: Philippe le Bel), 1478-1506, Duke of Burgundy, since 1504 also King of Castile
Philip the Good (Fr. Philippe le Bon; Dt. Filips de Goede) 1396-1497
Philips, Anton, Dutch entrepreneur, 1874-1951
Philips, Gerard L.F. , Dutch entrepreneur
Pierson, Nicolaas Gerard, 1839-1909, Dutch statesman
Pisan, Christine de, Renaissance writer, c.1364-c.1430
Quay, Jan Edward de, 1901-1985, Dutch statesman
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, painter
Requesens, Luis de Zuniga y, 1528-1576, Spanish general
Riebeeck, Jan Anthonisz., 1619-1677, V.O.C. official, founder of Kaapstad/Cape Town
Roggeveen, Jacob, 1659-1729, Dutch discoverer
Ruysbroeck, Jan van, 1293-1381, priest and writer
Ruysbroeck, Willem van (Ger.: Wilhelm von Rubruk; Lat. Wilhelmus Rubruquis; Eng. : William of Rubruck; alternatively Willem van Moerbeke), c.1210-c.1270, monk, envoy of the Pope and the King of France to the Great Khan
Ruyter, Michiel Adriaenszoon de, 1607-1676, Admiral
Schermerhorn, Willem, 1894-1977
Schimmelpenninck, Rutger Jan, Raadspensionaris
Schaft, Jannetje Johanna, -1945, resistance fighter
Schouten, Cornelis Willem van, 1580-1625, Dutch discoverer
Simonsz, Menno (Simonszoon, Simons), 1496-1561, Dutch Anabaptist leader
Slingelandt, Simon van, 1664-1736, raadspensionaris of Holland
Sneevliet, Henk, 1883-1942, Dutch socialist
Snouck Hurgronje, Christiaan, 1857-1936, Dutch philologist
Spilbergen, Joris, Dutch navigator, defeated a Spanish fleet in 1615 near Arequipa
de Spinoza, Baruch (Benedictus), 1632-1677, philosopher of Portuguese Jewish ancestry
Stevin, Simon, 1548-1620, Dutch engineer and mathematician
Steyn, Pieter, 1706-1772, raadspensionaris van Holland
Stuyvesant, Peter, W.I.C. official, governor of New Netherlands and the Dutch West Indies, c.1610-1672
Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603-1659, Dutch discoverer
Thorbecke, Jan Rudolf, 1798-1872, Dutch statesman
Tinbergen, Jan, 1903-, winner of the 1969 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences
Troelstra, Pieter Jelles, 1860-1930, Dutch socialist politician
Tromp, Cornelis, Admiral
Tromp, Maarten Harpertszoon, Dutch Admiral, 1597-1653
Uyl, Johannes Marten den, 1919-, Dutch statesman
Veltman, Martinus J.G., 1931-, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics
Vermeer, Jan, 1632-1675, painter
Vondel, Joost van den, Dutch writer, 1587-1679
Waals, Johannes Diderik van der, 1837-1923, winner of the 1910 Nobel Prize in Physics
Weyden, Rogier van der, Flemish painter, c.1400-1464
Wilhelmina, 1880-1962, Queen
William I., the Silent (Dt.: Willem de Zwijger), 1533-1584, stadholder
Willem II. (William II.), stadholder, 1626-1650
Willem III. (William III., of Orange), 1650-1702, stadholder since 1672, King of England etc. since 1689
Willem IV., 1711-1751, stadholder
Willem V., 1748-1806, stadholder
Willem I., 1772-1843, King
Willem II., 1792-1849, King
Willem III., 1817-1890, King
Witt, Johan de, Raadspensionaris of the Estates of Holland (statesman) and mathematician, 1625-1673
Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943, winner of 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics
Zernike, Frits, 1888-1966, winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physics
Zijlstra, Jelle, 1918-2001, Dutch statesman







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