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Aad van der Vaart (born 1959) is a Dutch professor of Stochastics at the Mathematical Institute of Leiden University.
Abraham Kuijper (29 October 1837 – 8 November 1920), generally known as Abraham Kuyper, was a Dutch journalist, statesman and Neo-Calvinist theologian.
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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking, is an annual publication of university rankings by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
Raden Ahmad Soebardjo Djojoadisoerjo (Karawang Regency, West Java, 23 March 1896 – 15 December 1978) was a diplomat, one of Indonesia's founding fathers, and an Indonesian national hero.
Adriaen Cornelissen van der Donck (16181655) was a lawyer and landowner in New Netherland after whose honorific Jonkheer the city of Yonkers, New York is named.
The African Studies Centre (Afrika-Studiecentrum) is an independent scientific institute in the Netherlands that undertakes social-science research on Africa with the aim of promoting a better understanding of historical, current and future social developments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist.
Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt (Nagyrápolti Szent-Györgyi Albert; September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986) was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.
Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck, 8th Laird of Auchinleck (1706–1782) was a judge of the supreme courts of Scotland.
Alexander Pechtold (born 16 December 1965) is a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party.
Alexander Godfried Gerardus Maria (Xander) Tielens (born 1953) is an astronomer at Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, in the Netherlands.
Alexander, Prince of Orange (Willem Alexander Karel Hendrik Frederik; 25 August 1851 – 21 June 1884), was heir apparent to his father King William III of the Netherlands from 11 June 1879 until his death.
His Excellency Raden (Lord) Dr.
Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts.
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Anna Dolidze (born 26 October 1979) is a Georgian attorney, professor of international law at the University of Western Ontario and government official.
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Antonie (Anton) Pannekoek (2 January 1873 – 28 April 1960) was a Dutch astronomer, Marxist theorist, and social revolutionary.
Archaeology or archeology, is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that has been left behind by past human populations, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts (also known as eco-facts) and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).
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Archibald Cameron of Lochiel (1707–7 June 1753) was a doctor and prominent leader in the Jacobite uprising of 1745.
Archibald Pitcairne (25 December 1652 – 20 October 1713) was a Scottish physician.
Armin van Buuren (born 25 December 1976) is a Dutch trance music producer, DJ and radio personality.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali (born Ayaan Hirsi Magan, on 13 November 1969) is a Somali-born Dutch-American dual citizen activist, author, and politician.
The Bachelor of Engineering commonly abbreviated as (B.Eng.) is a undergraduate academic degree awarded to a student after three to five years of studying engineering at university or college.
A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA, B.F.A.) is the standard undergraduate degree for students in the United States and Canada seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts.
The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. or B.L) (Legum Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate degree in law (or a first professional degree in law, depending on jurisdiction) originating in England and offered in most common law jurisdictions.
Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach, was a French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist and a prominent figure in the French Enlightenment.
Bartholomeus Jan "Bart" Bok (April 28, 1906 – August 5, 1983) was a Dutch-born American astronomer, teacher, and lecturer.
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Baruch Spinoza (born Benedito de Espinosa; 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677, later Benedict de Spinoza) was a Dutch philosopher of Sephardi Portuguese origin.
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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard,; 31 January 1938) reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013.
Behavioral science is the systematic analysis and investigation of human and animal behaviour through controlled and naturalistic observation, and disciplined scientific experimentation.
Bernard Rudolf "Ben" Bot (born 21 November 1937) is a Dutch diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
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Ben Zonneveld (Bernardus Joannes Maria Zonneveld) (b. 1940-) is a Dutch plant scientist and botanist known for his work on the genetics of Tulips and Daffodils, and their infrageneric classification.
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Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (24 February 1697 – 9 September 1770) was a German-born Dutch anatomist.
The Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg conference, Bilderberg meetings, or Bilderberg Club is an annual private conference of 120 to 150 people of the European and North American political elite, experts from industry, finance, academia, and the media, established in 1954.
Boediono (EYD: Budiono) (pronounced; born 25 February 1943) was the Vice President of Indonesia from 2009 to 2014.
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A Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) is a state of matter of a dilute gas of bosons cooled to temperatures very close to absolute zero (that is, very near or). Under such conditions, a large fraction of bosons occupy the lowest quantum state, at which point macroscopic quantum phenomena become apparent.
A botanical garden or botanic gardenThe terms botanic and botanical and garden or gardens are used more-or-less interchangeably, although the word botanic is generally reserved for the earlier, more traditional gardens.
Adriaan Johan Boudewijn Sirks (born 14 September 1947, The Hague), known as Boudewijn Sirks and as A. J. B. Sirks, is a Dutch academic lawyer and papyrologist specializing in Roman law.
Bram van der Stok, MBE (30 October 1915 – 8 February 1993), also known as Bob van der Stok, was a World War II fighter-pilot, and is the most decorated aviator in Dutch history.
Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
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Campus The Hague is one of seven faculties of Leiden University, located in The Hague.
Carel Jan Jozef Marie Stolker (Leiden, 23 june 1954) is the rector magnificus and president of Leiden University as of February 2013.
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Carlo W. J. Beenakker (born June 9, 1960) is a professor at Leiden University and leader of the university's mesoscopic physics group, established in 1992.
Charles de l'Écluse, L'Escluse, or Carolus Clusius (Arras, February 19, 1526 – Leiden, April 4, 1609), seigneur de Watènes, was a Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist, perhaps the most influential of all 16th-century scientific horticulturists.
Carsten Niebuhr or Karsten Niebuhr (17 March 1733 Lüdingworth – 26 April 1815 Meldorf, Dithmarschen) a German mathematician, cartographer, and explorer in the service of Denmark, is renowned for his participation in the 1761 Danish Arabia Expedition.
Caspar Barlaeus (February 12, 1584 – January 14, 1648) was a Dutch polymath and Renaissance humanist, a theologian, poet, and historian.
Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (5 June 1773, Lüttringhausen – 6 March 1854, Leiden) was a Prussian-born Dutch botanist.
Caspar Jacob Christiaan Reuvens (22 January 1793 – 26 July 1835) was a Dutch historian and archaeologist.
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Jhr. Charles Joseph Maria Ruijs de Beerenbrouck (1 December 1873 – 17 April 1936) was a Dutch nobleman and Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1918 to 1925 and again from 1929 to 1933.
Christiaan Huygens, FRS (Hugenius) (14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a prominent Dutch mathematician and scientist.
Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (8 February 1857 – 26 June 1936) was a Dutch scholar of Oriental cultures and languages and Advisor on Native Affairs to the colonial government of the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia).
Christianus Cornelius Uhlenbeck (Voorburg, the Netherlands, 18 October 1866 – Lugano, Switzerland, 12 August 1951) was a Dutch linguist and anthropologist with a wide variety of research interests.
Coenraad van Beuningen (1622 – Amsterdam, 26 October 1693) was the Dutch Republic's most experienced diplomat, burgomaster of Amsterdam in 1669, 1672, 1680, 1681, 1683 and 1684, and from 1681 a Dutch East India Company director.
The Coimbra Group (CG) is an association of long-established European multidisciplinary universities of high international standard.
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Constantijn Huygens, Jr. (1628–1697) was a Dutch statesman and poet, mostly known for his work on scientific instruments (sometimes in conjunction with his younger brother Christiaan Huygens).
Corinne Hofman (born 1959) is a Dutch professor of Caribbean Archaeology at Leiden University.
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Cornelis van Vollenhoven (8 May 1874, Dordrecht – 29 April 1933, Leiden) was a Dutch law professor and legal scholar, best known for his work on the legal systems of the East Indies.
The Counts of Holland ruled over the County of Holland in the Low Countries between the 10th and the 16th century.
Daniel Heinsius (or Heins) (9 June 1580 – 25 February 1655) was one of the most famous scholars of the Dutch Renaissance.
David Hartley the younger (1732 – 19 December 1813) was a statesman, a scientific inventor, and the son of the philosopher David Hartley.
David Ruhnken (2 January 1723 – 14 May 1798) was a Dutch classical scholar of German origin.
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Delft University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Delft), also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university, located in Delft, Netherlands.
Dirk (Dik) Bouwmeester (born 1967) is a Dutch experimental physicist specializing in quantum optics and quantum information.
Dirk Jan Struik (September 30, 1894 – October 21, 2000) was a Dutch mathematician and Marxian theoretician who spent most of his life in the United States.
Dirk Willem van Krevelen (8 November 1914, Rotterdam – 27 October 2001, Arnhem, The Netherlands) was a prominent Dutch chemical engineer, coal and polymer scientist.
Ditmir Bushati is an Albanian politician who has served in the government of Albania as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2013.
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The Dutch Golden Age (Gouden Eeuw) was a period in Dutch history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world.
The Dutch Republic, also known as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden), Republic of the United Netherlands or Republic of the Seven United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Provinciën), was a republic in Europe existing from 1581, when part of the Netherlands separated from Spanish rule, until 1795.
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The Dutch Revolt (1566 or 1568–1648)This article adopts 1568 as the starting date of the war, as this was the year of the first battles between armies.
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Edith Ingeborg Schippers (born August 25, 1964) is the current Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Netherlands.
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (11 May 1930 – 6 August 2002) was a Dutch computer scientist and mathematical scientist.
Egbert Rudolf van Kampen (28 May 1908, Berchem, Belgium – 11 February 1942, Baltimore, Maryland) was a mathematician.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
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The Eighty Years' War or Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648), began as a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces against the political and religious hegemony of Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands.
Els Goulmy (born 27 November 1946, The Hague) is professor of transplantation biology, especially regarding minor histocompatibility antigen, at Leiden University.
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Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian physicist, who is credited with the creation of the first nuclear reactor, the Chicago Pile-1.
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Erasmus University Rotterdam (abbreviated as EUR, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) is a public university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the city that also houses the largest port in Europe.
Eric Mazur (born November 14, 1954) is a physicist and educator at Harvard University, and an entrepreneur in technology start-ups for the educational and technology markets.
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Siebren Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema DFC RMWO (3 April 1917 – 26 September 2007) was a Dutch wartime RAF-pilot, Dutch spy and writer.
Erik Kwakkel (born 1970) is a Dutch scholar who specializes in medieval manuscripts, paleography, and codicology.
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The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
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The Europaeum is an organisation of ten leading European universities.
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Ewine van Dishoeck (born 13 June 1955 in Leiden) is a Dutch astronomer and chemist.
Franciscus Gomarus (François Gomaer; 30 January 1563, Bruges – 11 January 1641, Groningen) was a Dutch theologian, a strict Calvinist and an opponent of the teaching of Jacobus Arminius (and his followers), whose theological disputes were addressed at the Synod of Dort (or Dordrecht) (1618–19).
Franciscus Sylvius (15 March 1614 – 19 November 1672), born Franz de le Boë, was a Dutch physician and scientist (chemist, physiologist and anatomist) who was an early champion of Descartes', Van Helmont's and William Harvey's work and theories.
Frederick William (Friedrich Wilhelm) (16 February 1620 – 29 April 1688) was Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia – and thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia – from 1640 until his death.
Frederik Herman Henri (Frits) Kortlandt (born June 19, 1946, Utrecht) is a professor of descriptive and comparative linguistics at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Frederik "Frits" Bolkestein (born 4 April 1933) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
Frits van Oostrom (born, May 15, 1953), born in Utrecht, Netherlands, is University Professor for the Humanities at the Utrecht University.
Geertruida Luberta de Haas-Lorentz (20 November 1885, Leiden–1973) was a female Dutch physicist and the first to perform fluctuational analysis of electrons as Brownian particles.
Gerardus Johannes Petrus Josephus Bolland (9 June 1854, Groningen – 11 February 1922, Leiden), also known as G.J.P.J. Bolland, was a Dutch autodidact (self-taught man), linguist, philosopher, biblical scholar, and lecturer.
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Adrianus Gerardus (Gerard) Schouw (born December 30, 1965 in Monster, South Holland) is a Dutch corporate director and former politician.
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Gerard M. Verschuuren (nicknames Gerry and Geert) is a scientist, writer, speaker, and consultant, working at the interface of science, philosophy, and religion.
Gerrit Janszoon Vos (1577 – 19 March 1649), often known by his Latin name Gerardus Vossius, was a Dutch classical scholar and theologian.
Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart (March 19, 1901 - July 8, 1956) was a Dutch politician and diplomat.
Gijs M. de Vries (born 22 February 1956 in New York) is a Dutch Democrats 66 (D66) politician.
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Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp (27 October 1762 – 5 August 1834) was a conservative Dutch statesman.
Gisbertus Voetius (Latinized version of the Dutch name Gijsbert Voet; 3 March 1589 – 1 November 1676) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian.
Habsburg Netherlands is the collective name of Holy Roman Empire fiefs in the Low Countries held by the House of Habsburg and later by the Spanish Empire, also known as the Spanish Netherlands.
Hamengkubuwono IX or HB IX (Javanese:;Kamus Pepak Basa Jawa,Sudaryanto/Pranowo, 2001, #1359 Gêdrìk: Hamêngkubuwånå IX; O-Javanese: Hamengkubuwana IX; 12 April 1912–2 October 1988) was the first Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, the second Vice President of Indonesia and the ninth Sultan of Yogyakarta during the rule of Suharto.
Hendrik Anthony "Hans" Kramers (2 February 1894 – 24 April 1952) was a Dutch physicist who worked with Niels Bohr to understand how electromagnetic waves interact with matter.
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Johannes Jacobus (Hans) Ras (1 April 1926 – 22 October 2003) was emeritus professor of Javanese language and literature at Leiden University, the Netherlands.
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Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (21 September 1853 – 21 February 1926) was a Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate.
Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir ForMemRS (July 15, 1909 – May 4, 2000) was a Dutch physicist best known for his research on the two-fluid model of superconductors (together with C. J. Gorter) in 1934 and the Casimir effect (together with D. Polder) in 1948.
Hendrik (Henk) Cornelis Dirk de Wit (24 October 1909 – 16 March 1999) was a Dutch systematic botanist who contributed significantly to the knowledge of the Aroid genera Cryptocoryne and Lagenandra.
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Hendrik Willem Lenstra Jr. (born 16 April 1949, Zaandam) is a Dutch mathematician.
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (18 July 1853 – 4 February 1928) was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect.
Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.
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Henricus Gerhard "Hein" Schermers (27 September 1928, Epe, Gelderland – 31 August 2006, Leiden) was a pioneering giant in three areas of law: International Institutional Law, the Law of the European Union and European Human Rights Law.
Herman Boerhaave (31 December 1668 – 23 September 1738) was a Dutch botanist, Christian humanist and physician of European fame.
The Hortus botanicus of Leiden is the oldest botanical garden of the Netherlands, and one of the oldest in the world.
The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the European House of Nassau, has played a central role in the politics and government of the Netherlands — and at times in Europe — especially since William I of Orange (also known as "William the Silent" and "Father of the Fatherland") organized the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, which after the Eighty Years' War led to an independent Dutch state.
Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645), also known as Huig de Groot or Hugo de Groot, was a Dutch jurist.
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The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture.
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Ian Buruma (born December 28, 1951) is an Anglo-Dutch writer and academic who lives and works in the United States.
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Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm (a; 8 July 1895 – 12 April 1971) was a Soviet physicist who received the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov and Ilya Frank, for their 1934 discovery of Cherenkov radiation.
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Indigenous languages of the Americas are spoken by indigenous peoples from Alaska and Greenland to the southern tip of South America, encompassing the land masses that constitute the Americas.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
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Ineke Sluiter (born 1959) is a Dutch classicist and professor of Greek Language and Literature at Leiden University.
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The Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) is an institute of the Faculty of Science of Leiden University in the Netherlands.
The International Court of Justice (Cour internationale de justice; commonly referred to as the World Court or ICJ) is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations.
The International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL) is a leading research and teaching institution.
Ivo Willem Opstelten (born 31 January 1944) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
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Jakob Gijsbert "Jaap" de Hoop Scheffer (born April 3, 1948) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
Jacobus Arminius (October 10, 1560 – October 19, 1609), the Latinized name of the Dutch theologian Jakob Hermanszoon from the Protestant Reformation period, served from 1603 as professor in theology at the University of Leiden.
Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Jr. (30 August 1852 – 1 March 1911) was a Dutch physical and organic chemist and the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Jacques Cohen (December 26, 1951 -) is a Dutch embryologist living in New York, in the U.S. He is currently Director at Reprogenetics LLC, Laboratory Director at ART Institute of Washington at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (a joint fertility program with NIH), and Scientific Director of R & D at IVF-online.
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Jacobus Gronovius a.k.a. Jacob Gronow (10 October 1645 in Deventer – 21 October 1716 in Leiden) was a Dutch classical scholar.
Jan Hamer (May 2, 1927Net Detective, People Search – July 25, 2008) was an organic chemistry professor at Tulane University in New Orleans from 1960 to 1992.
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Joannes (Jan) Kappeyne van de Coppello (The Hague, 2 October 1822 – The Hague, 28 July 1895) was a Dutch liberal politician.
Jan Hendrik Oort (or; 28 April 1900 – 5 November 1992) was a Dutch astronomer who made significant contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and who was a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy.
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Jan Six (January 14, 1618, Amsterdam – May 28, 1700, Amsterdam) was an important cultural figure in the Dutch Golden Age.
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Jan Havickszoon Steen (c. 1626 – buried 3 February 1679) was a Dutch genre painter of the 17th century (also known as the Dutch Golden Age).
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Jan Tinbergen (April 12, 1903June 9, 1994) was a Dutch economist.
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Jan Zaanen (born 17 April 1957, Leiden) is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
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Janus Dousa (Latinized from Jan van der Does), Lord of Noordwyck (6 December 1545 – 8 October 1604), was a Dutch statesman, jurist, historian, poet and philologist, and the first Librarian of Leiden University Library.
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János Apáczai Csere (June 10, 1625 – December 31, 1659) was a Transylvanian Hungarian polyglot and mathematician, famous for his work The Hungarian Encyclopedia, the first textbook to be written in Hungarian.
Marius Job Cohen (born 18 October 1947) is a Dutch social democratic politician and former legal scholar.
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Jodocus Crull, M.D., FRS (1660–1713) was a late 17th-century and early 18th-century "miscellaneous writer" on historical subjects, with political and sociological insights.
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Johan de Witt or Jan de Witt, heer van Zuid- en Noord-Linschoten, Snelrewaard, Hekendorp and IJsselveere (24 September 1625 – 20 August 1672) was a key figure in Dutch politics in the mid-17th century, when its flourishing sea trade in a period of globalization made the United Provinces a leading European power during the Dutch Golden Age.
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Johan Hendrik Caspar Kern (April 6, 1833 – July 4, 1917) was a Dutch linguist and Orientalist.
Johan Huizinga (December 7, 1872 – February 1, 1945), was a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history.
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Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (14 January 1798 – 4 June 1872) was a Dutch politician and statesman of Liberal signature, one of the most important Dutch politicians of the 19th century.
Johann Bartsch (1709, Königsberg – 1738, Suriname) was a German physician, who graduated in the Netherlands at Leiden University in 1737.
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Johann Georg Graevius (originally Grava or Greffe; 29 January 1632 – 11 January 1703) was a German classical scholar and critic.
Johannes Alberti (March 6, 1698 in Assen – 13 August 1762, Leiden), was a Dutch theologian.
Johannes Diderik van der Waals (23 November 1837 – 8 March 1923) was a Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist famous for his work on an equation of state for gases and liquids.
Johannes (van Waveren) Hudde (23 April 1628, Amsterdam – 15 April 1704, Amsterdam) was a burgomaster (mayor) of Amsterdam between 1672 – 1703, a mathematician and governor of the Dutch East India Company.
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Johannes van den Driesche (28 June 1550 – February 1616) was a Flemish Protestant divine, distinguished specially as an Orientalist, Christian Hebraist and exegete.
Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall, 2nd Baronet, Lord Fountainhall (baptised 2 August 1646 – 20 September 1722) was one of Scotland's leading jurists who remains to this day an oft consulted authority.
John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829.
John Robinson (1576 – 1625) was the pastor of the "Pilgrim Fathers" before they left on the Mayflower.
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (25 May 1713 – 10 March 1792), styled Lord Mount Stuart before 1723, was a Scottish nobleman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain (1762–1763) under George III, and was arguably the last important favourite in British politics.
John Wilkes (17 October 1725 – 26 December 1797) was an English radical, journalist, and politician.
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Jona Lendering (born 29 October 1964 in Beneden-Leeuwen, Gelderland) is a Dutch historian and the author of books on antiquity, Dutch history and modern management.
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Joseph Justus Scaliger (5 August 1540 – 21 January 1609) was a French religious leader and scholar, known for expanding the notion of classical history from Greek and ancient Roman history to include Persian, Babylonian, Jewish and ancient Egyptian history.
Jouke de Vries (born 26 September 1960, Dearsum) is a professor at Leiden University in Leiden.
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Juliana (Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina; 30 April 1909 – 20 March 2004) was Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1948 until 1980.
Justus Lipsius (Joose Lips or Joost Lips) (18 October 1547 – 23 March 1606) was a Flemish philologist and humanist.
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Kofi Abrefa Busia (11 July 1913 – 28 August 1978) was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969 to 1972.
Kunegonda Elizabeth (Kune) Biezeveld (13 April 1948, The Hague – 7 September 2008, Hilversum) was a Dutch theologian.
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Laurens Jan Brinkhorst (born 18 March 1937 in Zwolle) is a Dutch D66 politician.
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a consortium of European research universities.
Leiden (in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the Dutch province of South Holland.
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The Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition or LIBC is an interfaculty center for interdisciplinary research on brain and cognition in the Netherlands.
Leiden Observatory (Sterrewacht Leiden in Dutch) is an astronomical observatory in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Leiden University College The Hague offers BA & BSc (Honours) programmes in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which provide both broad, general education and in-depth specialization.
Leiden University Library is a library founded in 1575 in Leiden, Netherlands.
The Leiden University Medical Center (Dutch: Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum) or LUMC, is the university hospital affiliated with Leiden University, located in Leiden, Netherlands, of which it forms the medical faculty.
Leuven (Louvain,, often used in English) is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region, Belgium.
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The chemical element helium exists in a liquid form only at the extremely low temperature of −269 °C (about 4 K or −452.2 °F).
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The list of early modern universities in Europe comprises all universities which existed in the early modern age (1501–1800) in Europe.
The Nobel Prizes (Nobelpriset, Nobelprisen) are prizes awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine.
This list of Nobel laureates by university affiliation shows the university affiliations (either as a student, alumnus/alumna, researcher, or faculty) of winners of the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
The following is a list of Prime Ministers of the Netherlands since the inception of that office as a result of a revision of the Constitution in 1848.
Louse Wies Sija Anne Lilly Berthe (Lousewies) van der Laan (born 18 February 1966 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch politician and was the leader of the parliamentary group of the social liberal Democrats 66 (D66) in the House of Representatives for six months in 2006.
Ludolph van Ceulen (28 January 1540 – 31 December 1610) was a German-Dutch mathematician from Hildesheim.
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Mark Rutte (born 14 February 1967) is a Dutch politician who has been the Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 14 October 2010 and the Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie - VVD) since 31 May 2006.
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Martinus (or Marthinus) Theunis Steyn (2 October 1858 – 28 November 1916) was a South African lawyer, politician, and statesman, sixth and last president of the independent Orange Free State from 1896 to 1902.
A Master of Arts degree (Magister Artium; abbreviated M.A., MA, A.M., or AM) is a type of master's degree awarded by universities in many countries.
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The Master of Laws is an academic degree, pursued by those either holding an undergraduate academic law degree, a professional law degree, or an undergraduate degree in a related subject.
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The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil. or MPhil, sometimes Ph.M.) is an advanced postgraduate research degree.
Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, “knowledge, study, learning”) is the study of topics such as quantity (numbers), structure, space, and change.
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Maximilianus "Max" van der Stoel (3 August 1924 – 23 April 2011) was a Dutch politician and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
Maxime Jacques Marcel Verhagen (born 14 September 1956) is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
Melanie Henriëtte Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus (born 28 June 1970) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
Michael Grant Ignatieff, (born May 12, 1947) is a Canadian author, academic and former politician.
Michael Jan de Goeje (August 13, 1836 – May 17, 1909) was a Dutch orientalist.
Michel D. Ferrari (born 15 July 1954) is a Swiss neurologist and professor of Neurology at Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center.
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Mineralogy is a subject of geology specializing in the scientific study of chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals.
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(12 August 1902 – 14 March 1980) was Indonesia's first vice president, later also serving as the country's prime minister.
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Morris Tabaksblat, KBE (19 September 1937, Rotterdam – 20 October 2011, Wassenaar), was a Dutch captain of industry.
Myles Standish (c. 1584 – October 3, 1656; sometimes spelled 'Miles' Standish) was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony.
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Naomi Ellemers (born January 31, 1963 in Amsterdam) is a professor of social psychology and organisations, and chair of the social and organizational psychology unit at Leiden University.
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Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (نصر حامد ابو زيد,; July 10, 1943 – July 5, 2010) was an Egyptian Qur'anic thinker and one of the leading liberal theologians in Islam.
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Nathan Paget (1615–1679) was an English physician, active during the English Civil War, under the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, and after the Restoration.
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
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Natural science is a branch of science concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of natural phenomena, based on observational and empirical evidence.
Nebahat Albayrak (born 10 April 1968 in Şarkışla) is a former Turkish-Dutch politician and civil servant.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
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The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Nicolaas Diederichs (17 November 1903, Ladybrand – 21 August 1978) served as the third State President of South Africa from 1975 to 1978.
Nicolaas Bloembergen (born March 11, 1920) is a Dutch-American physicist and Nobel laureate.
Nicolaas Gerard Pierson (7 February 1839 – 24 December 1909) was a Dutch economist and Liberal statesman who served as the chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) of the Netherlands from 1897 until 1901.
Nicolaes Tulp (9 October 1593 – 12 September 1674) was a Dutch surgeon and mayor of Amsterdam.
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Nikolaas "Niko" Tinbergen FRS (15 April 1907 – 21 December 1988) was a Dutch biologist and ornithologist who shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns in animals.
Olaus Rudbeck (also known as Olof Rudbeck the Elder, to distinguish him from his son, and occasionally with the surname Latinized as Olaus Rudbeckius) (12 December 1630 – 17 September 1702) was a Swedish scientist and writer, professor of medicine at Uppsala University and for several periods rector magnificus of the same university.
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The Old University of Leuven (or of Louvain) is the name historians give to the university, or studium generale, founded in Leuven, Brabant (then part of the Burgundian Netherlands, now part of Belgium), in 1425.
Pathology (from the Ancient Greek roots of pathos (πάθος), meaning "experience" or "suffering", and -logia (-λογία), "an account of") is a significant component of the causal study of disease and a major field in modern medicine and diagnosis.
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Paul Ehrenfest (January 18, 1880 – September 25, 1933) was an Austrian and Dutch theoretical physicist, who made major contributions to the field of statistical mechanics and its relations with quantum mechanics, including the theory of phase transition and the Ehrenfest theorem.
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Paul Fleming, also spelt Flemming (October 5, 1609 – April 2, 1640), was a German physician and poet.
Paul Hermann (30 June 1646, Halle – 29 January 1695, Leiden) was a German born physician and botanist who for 15 years was director of the Hortus Botanicus Leiden.
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Paul Sophus Epstein (Warsaw, then part of Imperial Russia, now Poland, March 20, 1883 – Pasadena, February 8, 1966) was a Russian-American mathematical physicist.
Paul Verhoeven (born 18 July 1938) is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and producer who has made movies in the Netherlands and the United States.
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Paul-Henri Marron was the first Reformed pastor in Paris following the French Revolution.
Paulus Buys, heer van Zevenhoven and (from 1592) Capelle ter Vliet (Amersfoort, 1531 – IJsselstein, Manor house Capelle ter Vliet, 4 May 1594) was Grand Pensionary of Holland between 1572 to 1584.
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Perizonius (or Accinctus) was the name of Jakob Voorbroek (October 26, 1651 – April 6, 1715), a Dutch classical scholar, who was born at Appingedam in Groningen.
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Peter Mair (March 3, 1951 – August 15, 2011) was an Irish political scientist.
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Peter Simon Pallas (22 September 1741 – 8 September 1811) was a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia.
Petrus Cunaeus (1586, in Vlissingen – 2 December 1638, in Leiden) was the pen name of the Dutch Christian scholar Peter van der Kun.
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Petrus Josephus Zoetmulder S.J. (January 29, 1906 – July 8, 1995) was a Dutch expert in the Old Javanese language.
Philip II (Felipe II; 21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598) was King of Spain from 1556 and of Portugal from 1581 (as Philip I, Filipe I).
Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (17 February 1796 – 18 October 1866) was a German physician, botanist, and traveler.
Petrus Josephus Mattheus "Piet" Aalberse (27 March 1871 – 5 July 1948) was a Dutch politician, and the first Minister of Labour of the Netherlands, a position which later evolved into the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment.
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Pieter de la Court (1618 – May 28, 1685) was a Dutch economist and businessman, he is the origin of the successful De la Court family.
Pieter Hendrik "Peter" Kooijmans (6 July 1933 – 13 February 2013) was a Dutch jurist, politician and diplomat.
Pieter Moree (born January 1, 1965 in Schipluiden) is a Dutch mathematician.
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Pieter Steyn (October 6, 1706 in Haarlem – November 5, 1772) was Grand Pensionary of Holland from June 18, 1749 to November 5, 1772.
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Pieter van Musschenbroek (14 March 1692 – 19 September 1761) was a Dutch scientist.
Pieter van Vollenhoven, Jr. (born 30 April 1939) is the husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and a member, by marriage, of the Dutch Royal House.
Pieter Zeeman (25 May 1865 – 9 October 1943) was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect.
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The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
Prijono (1907 – 1969Vickers, Adrian.. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007. pp. 146-147) was an Indonesian politician and academic.
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Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (given names: Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin; born 11 October 1969) is the third and youngest son of the former Dutch queen, Beatrix, and her husband, Claus von Amsberg, and is the younger brother of the current Dutch monarch, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
Prince Floris Frederik Martijn of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (born Nijmegen, 10 April 1975) is the fourth and youngest son of HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven.
Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau (full names: Willem Frederik Karel; Berlin, 28 February 1797 – Wassenaar, 8 September 1881), was the second son of king William I of the Netherlands and his wife, Wilhelmine of Prussia.
Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Söhngen (legal name: Aimée Leonie Allegonde Marie van Vollenhoven-Söhngen, born 18 October 1977) is the wife of Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, the youngest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven.
Princess Anita Theodora of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-van Eijk (legal name Anita Theodora van Vollenhoven-van Eijk, born 27 October 1969), is the wife of Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, and thereby member of the Dutch Royal Family by marriage.
Princess Margriet Francisca of the Netherlands (born 19 January 1943) is the third daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities.
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) company.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher.
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René Descartes (Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: "Cartesian"; 31 March 159611 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who spent about 20 years of his life in the Dutch Republic.
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Richard David Gill (born 11 September 1951) is a mathematician born in the United Kingdom who has lived in the Netherlands since 1974.
Richard Mead (11 August 1673 – 16 February 1754) was an English physician.
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The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (English: National Museum of Antiquities) is the national archaeological museum of the Netherlands.
Rolf Hendrik Bremmer (born 13 August 1950, Zwolle) is a Dutch academic.
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Ronald Hans Anton Plasterk (born April 12, 1957) is a Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA).
Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan (born June 18, 1936) served as the 6th and 8th President of Suriname.
Dame Rosalyn C. Higgins, DBE, QC (born 2 June 1937, London) is the former President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, abbreviated: KITLV) at Leiden was founded in 1851.
Rudolph Snel van Royen (5 October 1546 – 2 March 1613), Latinized as Rudolph Snellius, was a Dutch linguist and mathematician who held appointments at the University of Marburg and the University of Leiden.
Sir Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck (31 October 1761 – 15 February 1825), Lord of Nyenhuis, Peckedam and Gellicum, was a Dutch jurist, ambassador and politician who served as Grand Pensionary of the Batavian Republic from 1805 to 1806.
Sebald Justinus Brugmans (24 March 1763, Franeker – 22 July 1819, Leiden) was a Dutch botanist and physician.
Senarath Paranavitana (Sinhala:සෙනරත් පරණවිතාන) (26 December 1896 – 4 October 1972) was a pioneering archeologist and epigraphist of Sri Lanka.
Varieties of the color blue may differ in hue, chroma (also called saturation, intensity, or colorfulness), or lightness (or value, tone, or brightness), or in two or three of these qualities.
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a public research university located in Shanghai, China.
was opened in Nagasaki city in 1989 in honour of Philipp Franz von Siebold's great contributions to the development of modern science in Japan.
The Siege of Leiden occurred during the Eighty Years' War and the Anglo–Spanish War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish under attempted to capture the rebellious city of Leiden, South Holland, the Netherlands.
Simon Episcopius (January 8, 1583 – April 4, 1643) was a Dutch theologian and Remonstrant who played a significant role at the Synod of Dort in 1618.
Soenario (28 August 1902 – 18 May 1997), also spelled Sunario, was Indonesia's minister of foreign affairs from 1953 to 1955.
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South Holland (Zuid-Holland) is a province in the midwestern Netherlands.
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The Spinoza Prize (Spinozapremie) is an annual award of 2.5 million Euro, to be spent on new research given by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
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Sutan Sjahrir (5 March 1909 – 9 April 1966), an avant garde and idealistic Indonesian intellectual, was a revolutionary independence leader.
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Theodoor Gautier Thomas Pigeaud (20 February 1899 in Leipzig – 6 March 1988 in Gouda) was an expert in Javanese literature from the Netherlands.
Sir Thomas Browne (19 October 1605 – 19 October 1682) was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric.
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Thomas Girdlestone (Holt, Norfolk, 1758 – 25 June 1822) was an English physician and writer.
Thomas Parker (1595–1677) was an English nonconforming clergyman and a founder of Newbury, Massachusetts.
Thomas van Erpe (September 11, 1584 – November 13, 1624), Dutch Orientalist, was born at Gorinchem, in Holland.
Thomas von der Dunk (Soestdijk, 2 July 1961) is a Dutch cultural historian, writer, and columnist who has written for de Volkskrant and HP/De Tijd.
Tiberius Hemsterhuis (9 January 1685 – 7 April 1766) was a Dutch philologist and critic.
Pieter Timotheus "Tim" de Zeeuw (born 1956, Sleen) is a Dutch astronomer specializing in the formation, structure and dynamics of galaxies.
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Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by ''Times Higher Education (THE)'' magazine.
The term Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings refers to rankings published jointly between 2004 and 2009 by Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
Tjalling Charles Koopmans (August 28, 1910 – February 26, 1985) was a Dutch American mathematician and economist, the joint winner with Leonid Kantorovich of the 1975 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Tobias Michel Karel Asser (28 April 1838 – 29 July 1913) was a Dutch lawyer and legal scholar of Jewish background.
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Touraj Atabaki (تورج اتابکی) is the Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History.
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A university (universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which grants academic degrees in various subjects and typically provides undergraduate education and postgraduate education.
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Victor Roberto Muller (born September 13, 1959) is a Dutch businessman, founder of Spyker Cars, CEO of Spyker N.V., and former Chairman and CEO of Saab Automobile AB.
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Volkert Doeksen (born January 23, 1963) is a private equity investor and founder of AlpInvest Partners (originally NIB Capital), one of the largest private equity investments managers globally with over €40 billion of assets under management. Today, he serves as managing partner and Chief Executive Officer of AlpInvest Partners. Additionally, Volkert is member of the Board of NXP Semiconductors in the Netherlands. He also serves on the Advisory Board of private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Prior to founding AlpInvest, Doeksen was a director of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (today Dresdner Kleinwort), managing over $3 billion of private equity investments. From 1992 to 1994, Doeksen served as head of the bank's Benelux region, based in the firm's London office. In 1994, he moved to New York to head up DKB's private equity investments, including U.S. leveraged buyouts, mezzanine debt and fund of funds. Prior to Kleinwort Benson, Doeksen worked as an investment banker focusing on mergers and acquisitions for Dillon Read from 1989 through 1992. He began his career as a financial analyst in corporate finance for Morgan Stanley International in London in 1987. Doeksen received his M.A. in Law from Universiteit Leiden (The University of Leiden).
Wil Roebroeks is the professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
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Wilhelmina (Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria; 31 August 1880 – 28 November 1962) was Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948.
Willebrord Snellius (born Willebrord Snel van Royen) (1580 – 30 October 1626, Leiden) was a Dutch astronomer and mathematician, known in the English-speaking world as Snell.
Willem F. H. Adelaar (born at The Hague in 1948) is a Dutch linguist specializing in Native American languages, specially those of the Andes.
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Willem de Sitter (6 May 1872 – 20 November 1934) was a Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer.
Willem Einthoven (21 May 1860 – 29 September 1927) was a Dutch doctor and physiologist.
Willem Johannes Witteveen (5 May 195217 July 2014) was a Dutch legal scholar, politician, and author.
Willem-Alexander (Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand; born 27 April 1967) is the King of the Netherlands.
William Frederick (Willem Frederik; Arnhem 7 August 1613 – Leeuwarden 31 October 1664), Count (from 1654 Imperial Prince) of Nassau-Dietz, Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe.
William III (Willem III; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was sovereign Prince of Orange from birth, Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel in the Dutch Republic from 1672, and King of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 until his death.
William Sherard (27 February 1659 – 11 August 1728) was an English botanist.
William I, Prince of Orange (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also widely known as William the Silent or William the Taciturn (translated from Willem de Zwijger), or more commonly known as William of Orange (Willem van Oranje), was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648.
Wim Pieter Blockmans (b. 1945, Antwerp, Belgium) is Professor of Medieval History at Leiden University.
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
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