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List of notable or famous astronomers from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top astronomers born in the Netherlands and even some popular astronomers who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch astronomers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astronomers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astronomer from the Netherlands is included when available.

People on this list include Jacobus Kapteyn and Adriaan Blaauw.

This historic astronomers from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch astronomers of note?" and "Who are the most famous astronomers from the Netherlands?" These prominent astronomers of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch astronomers.

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Adriaan Blaauw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Astronomers from the Netherlands
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Adriaan Blaauw was a Dutch astronomer. Blaauw was born in Amsterdam to Cornelis Blaauw and Gesina Clasina Zwart, and studied at Leiden University and the University of Groningen, obtaining his doctorate at the latter in 1946. In 1948, he was appointed an associate professor at Leiden. In the 1950s ...more

Age: Died at 96 (1914-2010)

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Profession: Astronomer

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Adriaan van Maanen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Astronomers from the Netherlands
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Adriaan van Maanen was a Dutch–American astronomer. Van Maanen, born into a well-to-do family in Friesland by incest, studied astronomy at the University of Utrecht and worked briefly at the University of Groningen. In 1911, he came to the United States to work as a supermarket cashier in an unpaid ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1884-1946)

Birthplace: Netherlands, European Netherlands, Sneek, Friesland, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Profession: Astronomer

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Albertus Antonie Nijland

Albertus Antonie Nijland was a Dutch astronomer. He was professor of astronomy at the Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, and served as director of the Sterrewacht Sonnenborgh of the university. In 1901 he participated in a Dutch solar eclipse expedition to Karang Sago, Sumatra. He was noted for his ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1868-1936)

Profession: Astronomer

Antonie Pannekoek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Astronomers from the Netherlands
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Antonie Pannekoek was a Dutch astronomer, Marxist theorist, and social revolutionary. He was one of the main theorists of council communism. ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1873-1960)

Birthplace: Vaassen, Netherlands

Profession: Astronomer

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