Famous Scientists from the Netherlands

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

List features people like Andre Geim, Peter Debye and more!

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

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  • Dec. at 64 (1686-1750)
    • Birthplace: Groningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Andre Geim
    Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Sochi, Krasnodar, Russia
  • Dec. at 82 (1893-1976)
    • Birthplace: 's-Gravenzande, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    Dec. at 90 (1632-1723)
    • Birthplace: Delft, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Dec. at 94 (1903-1998)
    • Bernard D. H. Tellegen
      Dec. at 90 (1900-1990)
      • Birthplace: Winschoten, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Age: 77
      • C. H. D. Buys Ballot
        Dec. at 72 (1817-1890)
        • Birthplace: Kloetinge, Netherlands
      • Coenraad Jacob Temminck
        Dec. at 79 (1778-1858)
        • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Cornelius de Pauw
        Dec. at 59 (1739-1799)
        • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Dec. at 74 (1869-1944)
        • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Felix Andries Vening Meinesz
        Dec. at 79 (1887-1966)
        • Birthplace: Netherlands, South Holland, The Hague, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
      • Franciscus Gomarus
        Dec. at 77 (1563-1641)
        • Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
      • Frits Zernike
        Dec. at 77 (1888-1966)
        • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
        • Germinal Pierre Dandelin
          Dec. at 52 (1794-1847)
          • Birthplace: France
          • Birthplace: Alkmaar, Kingdom of the Netherlands
        • Dec. at 53 (1944-1998)
          • Hans Freudenthal
            Dec. at 85 (1905-1990)
            • Birthplace: Luckenwalde, Germany
          • Dec. at 83 (1924-2008)
            • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
            • Birthplace: Netherlands
          • Hendrik Zwaardemaker
            Dec. at 73 (1857-1930)
            • Birthplace: Haarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands
          • Dec. at 78 (1935-2014)
            • Dec. at 48 (1588-1637)
              • Birthplace: Middelburg, Kingdom of the Netherlands