Famous Philosophers from the Netherlands

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

People on this list include Herman Philipse and Bas C. van Fraassen.

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

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  • Abraham Kuyper
    Dec. at 83 (1837-1920)
    • Birthplace: Maassluis, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Dec. at 37 (1632-1669)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    • Birthplace: Eindhoven, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Balthasar Bekker
    Dec. at 64 (1634-1698)
    • Birthplace: Metslawier, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Dec. at 44 (1632-1677)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Birthplace: Goes, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Bas Haring
    Age: 54
    • Birthplace: De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Bernard Delfgaauw
    Dec. at 80 (1912-1993)
    • Bernard Mandeville
      Dec. at 62 (1670-1733)
      • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Dec. at 63 (1654-1718)
      • Birthplace: North Holland, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Cornelis Drebbel
      Dec. at 61 (1572-1633)
      • Birthplace: Alkmaar, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Cornelis Willem Opzoomer
      Dec. at 70 (1821-1892)
      • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Cornelius de Pauw
      Dec. at 59 (1739-1799)
      • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Cornelius Jansen
      Dec. at 52 (1585-1638)
      • Birthplace: Acquoy, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Cornelius Van Til
      Dec. at 91 (1895-1987)
      • Birthplace: Grootegast, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Desiderius Erasmus
      Dec. at 69 (1466-1536)
      • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
      • Birthplace: Borger, Netherlands, Netherlands
    • Dec. at 55 (1908-1964)
      • Birthplace: Almelo, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Dec. at 38 (1590-1629)
      • Dec. at 72 (1602-1674)
        • Birthplace: Eurasia, Belgium, Antwerp
      • François Hemsterhuis
        Dec. at 68 (1721-1790)
        • Birthplace: Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
        • Birthplace: Netherlands
      • Friedrich Weinreb
        Dec. at 77 (1910-1988)
        • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine