People from Leiden

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Armin van Buuren
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    Armin van Buuren

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    Armin van Buuren (born 25 December 1976) is a Dutch trance music producer, DJ and radio personality.


  2. Nina Foch
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    Nina Foch

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    Nina Foch /nnə.fɑːʃ/ (born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch-born American actress of film, stage, and television. After signing a contract with Columbia Pictures at age nineteen, the tall, blonde Foch became a regular in the studio's horror pictures and film noirs before establishing herself as a leading lady in the mid-1940s through the 1950s, often playing roles as cool, aloof sophisticates. Her career spanned six decades, consisting of over fifty feature films and over one hundred television appearances.


  3. Isa Hoes
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    Isa Hoes

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    Isa Hoes (born 13 June 1967) is a Dutch actress and voice actress. She is known for her past role as Myriam van der Pol in ongoing Dutch soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden.


  4. Ramses Shaffy
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    Ramses Shaffy

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    Ramses Shaffy (29 August 1933 – 1 December 2009) was a Dutch singer and actor. He became popular during the 1960s. His most famous songs include "Zing, Vecht, Huil, Bid, Lach, Werk en Bewonder", "We Zullen Doorgaan", "Pastorale", "Sammy" and "Laat Me". He frequently collaborated with Dutch singer Liesbeth List.


  5. Rembrandt
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    Rembrandt

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    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (/ˈrɛmbrænt, -brɑːnt/; 15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting.


  6. David Bailly
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    David Bailly

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    David Bailly (b. 1584, Leyden; d. 1657, Leyden, Dutch Republic) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


  7. Carina Benninga
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    Carina Benninga

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    Carina Marguerite Benninga (born 18 August 1962 in Leiden, South Holland) is a former Dutch field hockey player, who played 158 international matches for The Netherlands hockey team, in which she scored 25 goals. She was part of the gold medal winning team at the 1984 Summer Olympics and also won a bronze medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Other highlights of her career include gold medals at the EuroHockey Nations Championship and Champions Trophy in 1987, as well as a gold at the 1990 Women's Hockey World Cup


  8. Maria Swanenburg
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    Maria Swanenburg

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    Maria Catherina Swanenburg (9 September 1839 in Leiden – 11 April 1915 in Gorinchem) was a Dutch serial killer, who murdered at least 27, and was suspected of killing more than 90 people.


  9. Gegard Mousasi
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    Gegard Mousasi

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    Gegard Mousasi (Armenian: Գեղարդ Մուսասի, born 1 August 1985), is a Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is fighting out of Team Jurojin in Leiden, Netherlands and is a member of Russian Red Devil Sport Club and Netherlands' Golden Glory. He is the former DREAM Light Heavyweight Champion, former DREAM Middleweight Champion, and the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion. As of August 22, 2015, he is #6 in official UFC middleweight rankings.


  10. Wim Rijsbergen
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    Wim Rijsbergen

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    Wilhelmus "Wim" Gerardus Rijsbergen (born 18 January 1952 in Leiden, South Holland) is a football manager and former defender from the Netherlands. Rijsbergen, an assistant to Leo Beenhakker at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, assumed control of the Trinidad and Tobago national team in his own right following the World Cup. As of December 2007, he was suspended by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation for six (6) months, through 4 June 2007 and replaced.


  11. Geertgen Tot Sint-Jans
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    Geertgen Tot Sint-Jans

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    Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c. 1465 – c. 1495), also known as Geertgen van Haarlem, Gerrit van Haarlem, Gerrit Gerritsz, Gheertgen, Geerrit, Gheerrit, or any other diminutive form of Gerald, was an Early Netherlandish painter from the northern Low Countries in the Holy Roman Empire. No contemporary documentation for his life has been traced, and the earliest published account of his life and work is from 1604, in Karel van Mander's Schilder-boeck.


  12. Gerrit Jan van Ingen Schenau
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    Gerrit Jan van Ingen Schenau

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    Gerrit Jan van Ingen Schenau (13 September 1944, Leiden – 2 April 1998, Weteringbrug) was a Dutch biomechanist. He made large contributions to the field of biomechanics, particularly muscle coordination, energetics of movement, and the functions of biarticular muscles. He focused on speed skating in particular, and played a significant part in the invention of the clap skate.


  13. Adriaen van der Spelt
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    Adriaen van der Spelt

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    Adriaen van der Spelt (ca. 1630, Leiden – 1673, Gouda), was a Dutch Golden Age flower painter.


  14. Alfred Kossmann
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    Alfred Kossmann

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    Alfred Kossmann (31 January 1922 – 27 June 1998) was a Dutch poet and prose writer. Kossmann and his brother Ernst Kossmann, a distinguished Dutch historian, were twins.


  15. Pieter van Musschenbroek
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    Pieter van Musschenbroek

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    Pieter van Musschenbroek (14 March 1692 – 19 September 1761) was a Dutch scientist. He was a professor in Duisburg, Utrecht, and Leiden, where he held positions in mathematics, philosophy, medicine, and astrology. He is credited with the invention of the first capacitor in 1746: the Leyden jar. He performed pioneering work on the buckling of compressed struts. Musschenbroek was also one of the first scientists (1729) to provide detailed descriptions of testing machines for tension, compression, and flexure testing. An early example of a problem in dynamic plasticity was described in the 1739 paper (in the form of the penetration of butter by a wooden stick subjected to impact by a wooden sphere).


  16. Iefke van Belkum
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    Iefke van Belkum

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    Iefke van Belkum (born 22 July 1986 in Leiden) is a water polo player of the Netherlands who represents the Dutch national team in international competitions.


  17. Johannes van Bronckhorst
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    Johannes van Bronckhorst

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    Johannes van Bronckhorst (1648–1727) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


  18. Wim Slijkhuis
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    Wim Slijkhuis

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    Willem Frederik "Wim" Slijkhuis (13 January 1923 – 28 June 2003) was a Dutch athlete. During his career that lasted from 1939 to 1954 he was a world’s top middle distance runner, excelling in distances from 1500 to 5000 metres.


  19. Willem Johan Kolff
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    Willem Johan Kolff

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    Willem Johan "Pim" Kolff (February 14, 1911 – February 11, 2009) was a pioneer of hemodialysis as well as in the field of artificial organs. Willem is a member of the Kolff family, an old Dutch patrician family. He made his major discoveries in the field of dialysis for kidney failure during the Second World War. He migrated in 1950 to the United States, where he obtained US citizenship in 1955, and received a number of awards and widespread recognition for his work.


  20. Gert Aandewiel
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    Gert Aandewiel

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    Gert Aandewiel (born 9 September 1969 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland) is a Dutch football manager and former football player.


  21. Jan Mortel
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    Jan Mortel

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    Jan Mortel (baptized 16 October 1652, Leiden – 15 October 1719, Leiden) was a Dutch painter.


  22. Jeroen Piket
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    Jeroen Piket

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    Jeroen Piket (born 27 January 1969 in Leiden, The Netherlands) is a retired Dutch chess player who earned the Grandmaster title in 1989. He won the Dutch Chess Championship in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1994. Other notable results include a second place at the Hoogovens tournament 1997. He drew a match against Anatoly Karpov held 21 February to 2 March 1999 in Monaco, by the score 4–4 (all eight games were drawn). The following year he won an internet tournament organised by kasparovchess.com, beating Garry Kasparov in the final.


  23. Joris van Schooten
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    Joris van Schooten

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    Joris van Schooten (1587–1651) was the brother of Frans van Schooten and a Dutch Golden Age painter.


  24. Biurakn Hakhverdian
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    Biurakn Hakhverdian

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    Biurakn Hakhverdian (born 4 October 1985 in Leiden) is a Dutch water polo player who represents the Dutch national team in international competitions. She is of Iranian Armenian descent.


  25. Isaac Paling
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    Isaac Paling

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    Isaac Paling (c. 1640, Leiden – 1728, The Hague), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


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