100 Notable alumni of
Free University Amsterdam

Free University Amsterdam is 479th in the world, 168th in Europe, and 6th in the Netherlands by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Free University Amsterdam sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Pim Fortuyn

    Pim Fortuyn
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1948-2002 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticiansociologistcolumnistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Wilhelmus Simon Petrus Fortuijn, known as Pim Fortuyn, was a Dutch politician, author, civil servant, businessman, sociologist and academic who founded the party Pim Fortuyn List (Lijst Pim Fortuyn or LPF) in 2002.

  2. Linda de Mol

    Linda de Mol
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actorpresentertelevision actortelevision presenterfilm actor
    Biography

    Linda Margaretha de Mol is a Dutch actress and television presenter in the Netherlands and Germany. She is the sister of Endemol co-founder John de Mol. She has her own magazine called LINDA.

  3. Reza Ghoochannejhad

    Reza Ghoochannejhad
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Reza Ghoochannejhad Nournia is a professional footballer who last played for Dutch side PEC Zwolle as a forward. He is also known as Gucci in Belgium and Netherlands, having played for Dutch national youth teams and the Iranian national team.

  4. Jan Peter Balkenende

    Jan Peter Balkenende
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    professorjuristlawyeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Jan Pieter "Jan Peter" Balkenende Jr. KmstkNO CSG is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 22 July 2002 to 14 October 2010.

  5. R. C. Sproul

    R. C. Sproul
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2017 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    university teachernon-fiction writerphilosophertheologian
    Biography

    Robert Charles Sproul was an American Reformed theologian and ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries (named for the Ligonier Valley just outside Pittsburgh, where the ministry started as a study center for college and seminary students) and could be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally. Under Sproul's direction, Ligonier Ministries produced the Ligonier Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which would eventually grow into the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, of which Sproul, alongside Norman Geisler, was one of the chief architects. Sproul has been described as "the greatest and most influential proponent of the recovery of Reformed theology in the last century."

  6. Eberhard van der Laan

    Eberhard van der Laan
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1955-2017 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    In 1983 studied Law of the Netherlands
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Eberhard Edzard van der Laan was a Dutch politician who served as Minister for Housing, Communities and Integration from 2008 to 2010 and Mayor of Amsterdam from 2010 until his death in 2017. He was a member of the Labour Party (PvdA).

  7. Werner Vogels

    Werner Vogels
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    In 2003 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in computer science
    Occupations
    chief technology officercomputer scientistvice president
    Biography

    Werner Hans Peter Vogels is the chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon in charge of driving technology innovation within the company. Vogels has broad internal and external responsibilities.

  8. Wouter Bos

    Wouter Bos
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    economistactorpolitician
    Biography

    Wouter Jacob Bos (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋʌutər ˈbɔs]; (born 14 July 1963) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and businessman.

  9. Joram van Klaveren

    Joram van Klaveren
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Joram Jaron van Klaveren is a Dutch politician. As a member of the Party for Freedom he was an MP from 17 June 2010 until 21 March 2014. He subsequently was an independent until his term in office ended on 23 March 2017. He focused on matters of desegregation, employment-to-population ratio, egalitarianism and emancipation. From 24 March 2011 until 11 June 2014, he also was a member of the States-Provincial of Flevoland. He became well-known for anti-Muslim comments. In October 2018, he converted to Islam halfway through writing an anti-Islam book. After becoming a Muslim, he decided to rededicate his book to his search for religiosity and the subsequent conversion to Islam. His book titled "Apostate from Christianity to Islam in times of sécularisation and terror" was published in both Dutch and English.

  10. Vera Bergkamp

    Vera Bergkamp
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    1994-1996 studied management
    Occupations
    politiciancolumnist
    Biography

    Vera Alida Bergkamp is a Dutch politician. A member of the Democrats 66 (D66) party, she has been a member of the House of Representatives since 20 September 2012. On 7 April 2021, she was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.

  11. Sam Ratulangi

    Sam Ratulangi
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1890-1949 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Dr. Gerungan Saul Samuel Jacob Ratulangi was a Minahasan teacher, journalist, politician, and national hero from North Sulawesi, Indonesia. He was part of the committee that ratified the Constitution of Indonesia and served as the first Governor of Sulawesi.

  12. Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius

    Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius is a Dutch politician who has served as Minister of Justice and Security in the Fourth Rutte cabinet since 10 January 2022. A member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), she previously served as a member of the House of Representatives from 2017 to 2021 and State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy from 2021 until 2022.

  13. Ernst Kuipers

    Ernst Kuipers
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Graduated with Doctor
    Occupations
    politiciangastroenterologist
    Biography

    Ernst Johan Kuipers is a Dutch gastroenterologist, professor and politician who has served as Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in the fourth Rutte cabinet since 10 January 2022. He is a member of the Democrats 66 (D66) party.

  14. Henk Krol

    Henk Krol
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politiciantelevision producerjournalist
    Biography

    Henricus Cornelis Maria "Henk" Krol is a Dutch journalist, publisher, entrepreneur, activist and politician. He has been a member of the House of Representatives since 10 September 2014. He used to be the leader of 50PLUS, but left the party in 2020 due to disagreements with the rest of the party's leadership. From 3 May to 18 October 2020, Krol was the leader of the Party for the Future.

  15. Esther Ouwehand

    Esther Ouwehand
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Esther Ouwehand is a Dutch politician and former marketing manager serving as leader of the Party for the Animals (Dutch: Partij voor de Dieren, PvdD) and its parliamentary group in the House of Representatives since 2019. She has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2006 election with a brief interruption between 2015 and 2016.

  16. Fred Teeven

    Fred Teeven
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Fredrik "Fred" Teeven is a retired Dutch politician, bus driver and jurist. A member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), he served as State Secretary at the Ministry of Security and Justice from 2010 to 2015.

  17. Barbara Visser

    Barbara Visser
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Studied in 1995-2001
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Barbara Visser is a Croatian-Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). From 31 August 2021 to 10 January 2022, she served as Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands in the third Rutte cabinet. She previously served as State Secretary for Defence from 26 October 2017 to 31 August 2021.

  18. Bert Koenders

    Bert Koenders
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Albert Gerard "Bert" Koenders is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2017. He is currently a professor at Leiden University and a special envoy of the World Bank. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the International Crisis Group and a commissioner of the International Commission on Missing Persons.

  19. Gerrit Zalm

    Gerrit Zalm
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    university teacherbankereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Gerrit Zalm is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businessman.

  20. Geert Mak

    Geert Mak
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    television presenterjournalistpresenterjuristwriter
    Biography

    Geert Ludzer Mak is a Dutch journalist and non-fiction writer.

  21. Erik Scherder

    Erik Scherder
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    writerpsychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Erik Johan Anton Scherder (born 1 December 1951) is a Dutch professor of neuropsychology who is connected to the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (VU). Scherder followed his education to physiotherapist in the late seventies after which he worked in the Valeriuskliniek in Amsterdam. Afterwards he followed the study psychology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam with a specialization in neuropsychology, in which he promoted in 1995.

  22. Jozias van Aartsen

    Jozias van Aartsen
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Jozias Johannes van Aartsen is a retired Dutch politician who served as Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy from 2004 to 2006.

  23. Piet Hein Donner

    Piet Hein Donner
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    juristjudgelawyeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Jan Pieter Hendrik "Piet Hein" Donner is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist. He was granted the honorary title of Minister of State on 21 December 2018.

  24. Pauline Krikke

    Pauline Krikke
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    directorpolitician
    Biography

    Pauline Christine Krikke is a Dutch politician who served as Mayor of The Hague from 2017 until 2019. A member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), she previously served as Mayor of Arnhem from 2001 to 2013. She started her career as a councillor (1994–1996) and alderwoman in Amsterdam (1996–2001) and was elected to the Senate between 2015 and 2017.

  25. Johan van Hulst

    Johan van Hulst
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1911-2018 (aged 107)
    Occupations
    politicianresistance fighterteacherchess playeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Johan Willem van Hulst was a Dutch school director, university professor, author, politician, chess player and centenarian. In 1943, with the help of the Dutch resistance and students of the nearby University of Amsterdam, he was instrumental in saving over 600 Jewish children from the nursery of the Hollandsche Schouwburg who were destined for deportation to Nazi concentration camps. For his humanitarian actions he received the Yad Vashem distinction Righteous Among the Nations from the State of Israel in 1973.

  26. Elco Brinkman

    Elco Brinkman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Leendert Cornelis "Elco" Brinkman is a retired Dutch politician and businessman who served as Minister of Welfare, Health and Culture from 1982 to 1989 and Leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) in 1994.

  27. Ellen van Dijk

    Ellen van Dijk
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    sport cyclisttrack cyclistspeed skater
    Biography

    Eleonora Maria "Ellen" van Dijk is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo. Besides road cycling she was also a track cyclist until 2012. Van Dijk is known as a time trial specialist and is five times world champion. She won her first world title on the track in the scratch race in 2008. She became Road World Champion in 2012, 2013 and 2016 with her respective trade teams in the team time trial and in 2013 also in the individual time trial. In 2015, she won the time trial at the first European Games and the silver medal in the team time trial at the world championships.

  28. André Rouvoet

    André Rouvoet
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    André Rouvoet is a retired Dutch politician of the Reformatory Political Federation (RPF) party and later the Christian Union (CU) party and jurist. He is the chairman of the executive board of the Healthcare Insurance association (ZN) since 1 February 2012.

  29. Jan van Zanen

    Jan van Zanen
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Jan Hendrikus Cornelis van Zanen is a Dutch politician and member of the VVD. Since 1 July 2020, he has been Mayor of The Hague. He previously served as Mayor of Utrecht (2014-2020) and Amstelveen (2005-2013) and national chairperson of the VVD (2003-2008). He has been president of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) since 3 June 2015.

  30. Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy

    Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1885-1961 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    lawyeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy was a Dutch politician and jurist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 3 September 1940 until 25 June 1945. He oversaw the government-in-exile based in London under Queen Wilhelmina during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He was a member of the now-defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP), later merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

  31. Jack de Vries

    Jack de Vries
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jacob Gabe "Jack" de Vries is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and political consultant.

  32. Henk Bleker

    Henk Bleker
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Hinderk "Henk" Bleker is a retired Dutch politician and jurist who served as State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation in the First Rutte cabinet from 14 October 2010 to 5 November 2012. A member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), he previously was party chair from 20 June 2010 until 14 October 2010.

  33. Derk Jan Eppink

    Derk Jan Eppink
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    columnistjournalistwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Derk Jan Eppink is a Dutch journalist, politician in Belgium and the Netherlands, and former cabinet secretary for European Commissioners Bolkestein (1999–2004) and Kallas (2004–2007). In 2009, he was elected to the European Parliament for List Dedecker, and in 2019 for Forum for Democracy. In 2021, he became an MP in the Dutch House of Representatives for the JA21 party.

  34. Lale Gül

    Lale Gül
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Studied Dutch
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Lale Gül is a Dutch writer of Turkish descent.

  35. Barend Biesheuvel

    Barend Biesheuvel
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1920-2001 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Barend Willem Biesheuvel was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) now the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 6 July 1971 until 11 May 1973.

  36. Arend Jan Boekestijn

    Arend Jan Boekestijn
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    columnistpoliticianhistorianwriter
    Biography

    Arend Johannes "Arend Jan" Boekestijn is a Dutch politician, who was a member of the Dutch House of Representatives from 30 November 2006 through 18 November 2009. He resigned after sharing information with the press regarding a confidential conversation with the Queen.

  37. Frans Weekers

    Frans Weekers
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Frans Hubertus Henricus Weekers is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and lawyer.

  38. Gidi Markuszower

    Gidi Markuszower
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gideon "Gidi" Markuszower is an Israeli–Dutch politician of the Party for Freedom (PVV). He became a member of the Netherlands Senate on 9 June 2015. During the 2017 Dutch general election he was elected to the House of Representatives, and gave up his Senate seat.

  39. Bram van Ojik

    Bram van Ojik
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalisteconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Abraham "Bram" van Ojik is Dutch politician and diplomat of the GreenLeft (GL) party and activist. Since 23 March 2017 he has been a member of the House of Representatives. He previously served in the House from 1993 to 1994, and from 2012 to 2015. In the latter three years he also served as leader of GroenLinks. He had also been an Envoy of the Netherlands for human migration since 20 October 2015.

  40. Bas van 't Wout

    Bas van 't Wout
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Studied in 1997-2003
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bastiaan "Bas" van 't Wout is a Dutch politician who has served as Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy since 20 January 2021 in the Third Rutte cabinet. A member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), he was previously elected to the House of Representatives from 2012 to 2020, before he held the position of State Secretary for Social Affairs and Employment from 2020 until 2021.

  41. Atzo Nicolaï

    Atzo Nicolaï
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1960-2020 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    juristchief officerpolitician
    Biography

    Atzo Nicolaï was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businessman.

  42. Wim Deetman

    Wim Deetman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    judgepolitician
    Biography

    Willem Joost "Wim" Deetman is a retired Dutch politician and teacher who served as Minister of Education and Sciences from 1982 to 1989, Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1989 to 1996 and Mayor of The Hague from 1996 until 2008. He was a member of the Christian Historical Union (CHU) until it was merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) in 1980, which he joined.

  43. Enneüs Heerma

    Enneüs Heerma
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1944-1999 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Enneüs "Inne" Heerma was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and management consultant.

  44. Herman Dooyeweerd

    Herman Dooyeweerd
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1894-1977 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Herman Dooyeweerd was a professor of law and jurisprudence at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam from 1926 to 1965. He was also a philosopher and principal founder of Reformational philosophy with Dirk Vollenhoven, a significant development within the Neocalvinist (or Kuyperian) school of thought. Dooyeweerd made several contributions to philosophy and other academic disciplines concerning the nature of diversity and coherence in everyday experience, the transcendental conditions for theoretical thought, the relationship between religion, philosophy, and scientific theory, and an understanding of meaning, being, time and self.

  45. Dick Benschop

    Dick Benschop
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianhistorian
    Biography

    Dick Anne Benschop is a former Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA) and businessman. He is the CEO and chairman of the Schiphol Group since 1 May 2018 and also serves as chairman of the Orange Foundation since 1 June 2017.

  46. Liesbeth van Tongeren

    Liesbeth van Tongeren
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Liesbeth van Tongeren is a Dutch politician, and former civil servant and director of Greenpeace Netherlands (2003–2010). As a member of GroenLinks, she was a member of the House of Representatives from 17 June 2010 to 13 June 2018. She focuses on matters of climate, energy, spatial planning, conservation and traffic. On 7 June 2018, she was appointed alderwoman of The Hague. Her portfolio as alderwoman consists of sustainability and energy transition.

  47. Taco Dibbits

    Taco Dibbits
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    art historian
    Biography

    Taco Dibbits is an art historian from Amsterdam, Netherlands and director of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

  48. Joël Voordewind

    Joël Voordewind
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joël Stephanus Voordewind is a Dutch politician and former development aid worker. As a member of the Christian Union (ChristenUnie) he has been an MP since 30 November 2006. He focuses on matters of foreign policy, defense, development aid, youth and family.

  49. Pieter Duisenberg

    Pieter Duisenberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Pieter Jacob Duisenberg is an American-born Dutch politician and businessman who served as a member of the House of Representatives from 2012 to 2017 for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). He resigned to become chairman of the Vereniging van Universiteiten per 1 October 2017. He is the son of Wim Duisenberg (1935–2005), the first President of the European Central Bank.

  50. Laetitia Griffith

    Laetitia Griffith
    Born in
    Suriname Flag Suriname
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Laetitia Juliëtte Griffith is a retired Surinamese–born Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and jurist.

  51. Piet Bukman

    Piet Bukman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1934-2022 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Pieter Bukman was a Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and economist.

  52. Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn

    Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1918-2012 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn (Dutch: [nikoːˈlaːs ˈxoːvərt də ˈbrœyn]; 9 July 1918 – 17 February 2012) was a Dutch mathematician, noted for his many contributions in the fields of analysis, number theory, combinatorics and logic.

  53. Karla Peijs

    Karla Peijs
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Karla Maria Henriëtte Peijs is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

  54. Hannie van Leeuwen

    Hannie van Leeuwen
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1926-2018 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Studied sociology
    Occupations
    resistance fightersociologistbankerpolitician
    Biography

    Johanna van Leeuwen (18 January 1926 – 1 August 2018) was a Dutch politician of the Anti-Revolutionary Party (until 1980) and its successor, the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party.

  55. Joyce Sylvester

    Joyce Sylvester
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Joyce Juanita Sylvester is a Dutch politician and administrator. A member of the Labour Party (PvdA), she served as a member of the Senate from 2003 to 2015.

  56. Tanja Jadnanansing

    Tanja Jadnanansing
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politiciantelevision presenter
    Biography

    Tanja Malti Jadnanansing is a Dutch politician and former television presenter and communication employee. As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid), she was an MP from 17 June 2010 to 7 September 2016. She was replaced by Amma Asante. Jadnanansing focused on matters of higher education and science policy.

  57. Keklik Yücel

    Keklik Yücel
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianteammanager
    Biography

    Keklik Demir-Yücel is a Dutch politician of Turkish descent and former civil servant. As a member of the Labour Party (Partij van de Arbeid) she was an MP between 20 September 2012 and 23 March 2017. She focused on matters of emancipation, employment and (international) social work. Previously she was an MP in 2010, replacing Chantal Gill'ard. Till 2010, she worked for the local government in Deventer.

  58. Bas de Gaay Fortman

    Bas de Gaay Fortman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    university teacherjuristeconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Bastiaan "Bas" de Gaay Fortman is a retired Dutch politician and diplomat of the Political Party of Radicals (PPR) and later the GreenLeft (GL) party and economist.

  59. Ferry Hoogendijk

    Ferry Hoogendijk
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1933-2014 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    art historianjournalistart collectorpolitician
    Biography

    Ferdinand Alexander "Ferry" Hoogendijk was a Dutch journalist and politician.

  60. Frans Tutuhatunewa

    Frans Tutuhatunewa
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1923-2016 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Frans Lodewijk Johannis Tutuhatunewa was the fourth president in exile of the Republic of the South Moluccas between 1993 and 2010. He was born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies. He was preceded by Johan Manusama and succeeded by John Wattilete in 2010.

  61. Saskia Noorman-den Uyl

    Saskia Noorman-den Uyl
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Saskia Elisabeth Agatha Noorman-den Uyl is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).

  62. Gerard Schouw

    Gerard Schouw
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Adrianus Gerardus Schouw (born 30 December 1965 in Monster, South Holland) is a Dutch corporate director and former politician. As a member of Democrats 66 (D66) he was an MP from 17 June 2010 till 31 July 2015. He focused on matters of the European Union, democracy, judiciary and the right of asylum. He has been replaced by Fatma Koşer Kaya. Since 1 August 2015 he has been CEO of Nefarma.

  63. Frits Staal

    Frits Staal
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Johan Frederik "Frits" Staal was the department founder and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and South/Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Staal specialized in the study of Vedic ritual and mantras, and the scientific exploration of ritual and mysticism. He was also a scholar of Greek and Indian logic and philosophy and Sanskrit grammar.

  64. Roel Kuiper

    Roel Kuiper
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    university teacherphilosopherhistorianpolitician
    Biography

    Roelof Kuiper (born 5 April 1962 in Mariënberg) is a Dutch historian, philosopher, ideologue, politician and university professor. He was from 2007 to 2019 a member of the Dutch Senate, and is professor of Reformational philosophy at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in the name of the Association for Reformational philosophy, teaching Society Issues at the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede and Gereformeerde Hogeschool Zwolle and Political and social philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

  65. Martine Baay-Timmerman

    Martine Baay-Timmerman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politiciancolumnist
    Biography

    Martine Baay-Timmerman is a Dutch politician. She was member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands for 50PLUS between 29 October 2013 and 10 September 2014. She left the House of Representatives due to health issues and was replaced by Henk Krol. Since 28 March 2017 Baay-Timmerman is a member of the Senate.

  66. Ewout Irrgang

    Ewout Irrgang
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Ewout Irrgang is a former Dutch politician, anti-globalization activist and banking employee. As a member of the Socialist Party (Socialistische Partij) he was an MP from 6 October 2005 to 19 September 2012. He focused on matters of finance, development aid and globalization.

  67. Maria Farida Indrati

    Maria Farida Indrati
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Studied in 1990
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Maria Farida Indrati is a former justice of the Constitutional Court of Indonesia for two terms. During her both terms, she was the only woman among the Court's nine members.

  68. Hans Vijlbrief

    Hans Vijlbrief
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Studied in 1987
    Studied in 1992
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Johannes Alexander "Hans" Vijlbrief is a Dutch civil servant, economist, and politician, who currently serves as State Secretary for the Extractive Industries. He is a member of the social-liberal party Democrats 66 (D66).

  69. Sybe Schaap

    Sybe Schaap
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    philosopherfarmerpolitician
    Biography

    Sybe Schaap is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. He has been Senator since 12 July 2007 till 11 July 2019, doing water, agriculture, foreign affairs and European Union affairs. For example, he arranged a majority in favor of the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement in the Dutch parliament.

  70. Ruth Peetoom

    Ruth Peetoom
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gerhardine Ruth Peetoom is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). She is the Party Chair of the Christian Democratic Appeal since 2 April 2011.

  71. Anna Júlia Donáth

    Anna Júlia Donáth
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    2008-2009 studied sociology
    Occupations
    sociologistpolitician
    Biography

    Anna Júlia Donáth is a Hungarian politician. She was elected as a Momentum Movement (part of the Renew Europe group) Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 European parliamentary election. Donáth has been the leader of the party since 21 November 2021.

  72. Jacobus Daniël du Toit

    Jacobus Daniël du Toit
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1877-1953 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    translatorBible translatorwriteruniversity teacherpoet
    Biography

    Jacob Daniël du Toit, better known by his pen name Totius, was an Afrikaner poet.

  73. Egbert Schuurman

    Egbert Schuurman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    university teachercivil engineerphilosopherpolitician
    Biography

    Egbert Schuurman is a Dutch engineer, philosopher, politician for the Christian Union, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy in the Netherlands.

  74. Karin Straus

    Karin Straus
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Karin Straus is a Dutch politician and former human resource management employee and management consultant. As a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie) she was an MP between 26 October 2010 and 23 March 2017. She focused on matters of financial arrangements for children (among others child care), social and psychiatric care, and drug rehabilitation.

  75. Haya van Someren

    Haya van Someren
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1926-1980 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Haya Victoria van Someren-Downer was a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and journalist.

  76. Bong-Ho Son

    Bong-Ho Son
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Bong-Ho Son is a South Korean Christian ethics scholar and social activist. Bong-Ho Son was born in South Korea, and graduated from Gyeongju High School and Seoul National University. He then studied theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in the United States, and received his Ph.D from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He has taught at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Seoul National University, and has served as president of Hansung University and of Dongduk Women's University. In 2011, he established the Sharing National Movement Headquarters, where he is in charge of representation. He is working in the field of the Christian Ethics Movement of Korea.

  77. Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman

    Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1911-1997 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    university teachernon-fiction writerjuristpolitician
    Biography

    Wilhelm Friedrich "Gaius" de Gaay Fortman was a Dutch jurist and politician of the Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP), which later merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party.

  78. Pieter Kooijmans

    Pieter Kooijmans
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1933-2013 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    university teacherjudgediplomatjurist
    Biography

    Pieter Hendrik "Peter" Kooijmans was a Dutch politician, jurist, and diplomat. He was of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP), which later merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. From 1993 to 1994, he served as Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, succeeding Hans van den Broek. In 1995, he returned to his former position as Professor of Public International Law at the University of Leiden, serving until his appointment to the International Court of Justice. He was granted the honorary title of Minister of State on 13 July 2007.

  79. Carlijn Schoutens

    Carlijn Schoutens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    speed skater
    Biography

    Carlijn Schoutens is a Dutch-American speed skater who qualified for the U.S. team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women's 3000 meter event, the women’s 5000 meter event and the Ladies Team Pursuit.

  80. Koos Andriessen

    Koos Andriessen
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1928-2019 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in economics
    Occupations
    non-fiction writerwriterpoliticianuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    Jacobus Eije "Koos" Andriessen was a Dutch politician of the defunct Christian Historical Union (CHU) party and later the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and businessman.

  81. Bert de Vries

    Bert de Vries
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Berend "Bert" de Vries is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and economist.

  82. Alexander Schrijver

    Alexander Schrijver
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alexander Schrijver (born 4 May 1948 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch mathematician and computer scientist, a professor of discrete mathematics and optimization at the University of Amsterdam and a fellow at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam. Since 1993 he has been co-editor in chief of the journal Combinatorica.

  83. Henri Bal

    Henri Bal
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Henri Elle Bal is a professor of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is a well-known researcher in computer systems with a specialization in parallel computer systems, languages, and applications.

  84. Corien Wortmann-Kool

    Corien Wortmann-Kool
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianchief executive officer
    Biography

    C.M. Wortmann-Kool (born 27 June 1959 in Oud-Alblas) is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl) who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 2014. She has a background in politics, public administration and business. During her time in parliament, she served as vice president on Economic and Financial Affairs of the European People's Party (EPP) Group. She has an MA in Political Science and Economics from VU University Amsterdam.

  85. Jan van Aartsen

    Jan van Aartsen
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1909-1992 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Johannes "Jan" van Aartsen was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist.

  86. Peter van der Voort

    Peter van der Voort
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Petrus Henricus Johannes "Peter" van der Voort is a Dutch physician, professor, and politician serving as a member of the Senate since 2020. He is a member of the social-liberal party Democrats 66 (D66).

  87. Anton Colijn

    Anton Colijn
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1894-1945 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    mountaineerexplorer
    Biography

    Antonie Hendrikus Colijn was a Dutch amateur mountaineer who in 1936 led the Carstensz Expedition, being the first to climb the Carstenszgebergte in New Guinea.

  88. Wil Albeda

    Wil Albeda
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1925-2014 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    authortrade unionistpoliticianuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    Willem "Wil" Albeda was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) and later of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and economist.

  89. D. H. Th. Vollenhoven

    D. H. Th. Vollenhoven
    Years
    1892-1978 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Dirk Hendrik Theodoor Vollenhoven was a Dutch philosopher.

  90. Ineke Sluiter

    Ineke Sluiter
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    university teacherclassical scholar
    Biography

    Ineke Sluiter is a Dutch classicist and professor of Greek Language and Literature at Leiden University since 1998. Her research focuses on language, literature, and public discourse in classical antiquity. She was a winner of the 2010 Spinoza Prize. Sluiter has been president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since June 2020, and previously served as vice president from 2018 to 2020.

  91. André Donner

    André Donner
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1918-1992 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    judgejuristuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Andreas Matthias Donner was a Dutch judge and the second President of the European Court of Justice, a position which he served between 1958 and 1964.

  92. Halleh Ghorashi

    Halleh Ghorashi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    anthropologistprofessoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Halleh Ghorashi is an Iranian-born anthropologist who lives in the Netherlands. From 2005 to 2012, she held the PaVEM chair in Management of Diversity and Integration in the Department of Organization Sciences at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She won the 2008 Triumph Prize (Prize de Triomf).

  93. Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer

    Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1903-1996 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer was for years the leading theologian of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (GKN). He occupied the chair in systematic theology of the Faculty of Theology, Free University (VU) in Amsterdam.

  94. Richard D. Gill

    Richard D. Gill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacherstatistician
    Biography

    Richard David Gill is a mathematician born in the United Kingdom who has lived in the Netherlands since 1974. As a probability theorist and statistician, Gill is most well known for his research on counting processes and survival analysis, some of which has appeared in an advanced textbook. Now retired, he was the chair of mathematical statistics at Leiden University. Gill is also known for his pro bono consulting and advocacy on behalf of victims of incompetent statistical testimony, including a Dutch nurse who was wrongfully convicted and jailed for six years.

  95. Gerhard Charles Aalders

    Gerhard Charles Aalders
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1880-1961 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Gerhard Charles Aalders, usually styled as G. Ch. Aalders, was a Dutch Old Testament scholar. He was born in London to an English mother and a Dutch father. He studied from 1897 to 1903 at the Free University of Amsterdam. He served as a minister of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands from 1903 to 1920, and as Professor of Old Testament at the Free University of Amsterdam from 1920 to 1950.

  96. Gert Hekma

    Gert Hekma
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1951-2022 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    sociologistanthropologist
    Biography

    Gerhardus "Gert" Hekma was a Dutch anthropologist and sociologist, known for his research and publications, and public statements about (homo)sexuality. He taught gay and lesbian studies at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Amsterdam from 1984 to 2017.

  97. Albert Ramdin

    Albert Ramdin
    Born in
    Suriname Flag Suriname
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Albert Ramchand Ramdin is a Surinamese diplomat serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Santokhi cabinet since 16 July 2020. He is a member of the Progressive Reform Party (VHP).

  98. Isaäc Arend Diepenhorst

    Isaäc Arend Diepenhorst
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1916-2004 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in Free University Amsterdam
    In 1943 studied jurisprudence
    Occupations
    juristwriterpoliticianuniversity teacherradio personality
    Biography

    Isaäc Arend "Iek" Diepenhorst was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) and later the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist.

  99. Jan Pen

    Jan Pen
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1921-2010 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    columnistuniversity teachereconomistwriter
    Biography

    Jan Pen was a Dutch economist, professor and columnist. He is author of several books on economics.

  100. Frans Vera

    Frans Vera
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    biologistconservationist
    Biography

    Dr Frans Vera is a Dutch biologist and conservationist. He has played a key part in devising the current ecological strategy for the Netherlands. He has hypothesised that Western European primeval forests at the end of the Pleistocene epoch did not consist only of "closed-canopy" high-forest conditions, but also included pastures combined with forests, a hypothesis variously adressed as the Vera hypothesis or the wood-pasture hypothesis.