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University of Leiden

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Leiden, Netherlands

Founding Date:
8-Feb-1575

Motto:
Praesidium Libertatis

Enrollment:
17,000

Official Website:
http://www.leidenuniv.nl/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Pope Adrian VI
Religion
2-Mar-1459 14-Sep-1523 Roman Catholic Pope, 1522-23
Mark Akenside
Poet
9-Nov-1721 23-Jun-1770 The Pleasures of the Imagination
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Activist
13-Nov-1969   Submission
Queen Beatrix I
Royalty
31-Jan-1938   Queen of the Netherlands, 1980-2013
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Physicist
11-Mar-1920   Nonlinear optics
Bart Jan Bok
Astronomer
28-Apr-1906 5-Aug-1983 Bok globules
Jan Hendrik Brand
Head of State
6-Dec-1823 14-Jul-1888 President of the Orange Free State
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
Sir Thomas Browne
Author
19-Oct-1605 19-Oct-1682 Pseudodoxia Epidemica
Edsger Dijkstra
Computer Programmer
11-May-1930 6-Aug-2002 Enemy of the goto statement
John Dury
Religion
1596 26-Sep-1680 The Reformed Librarie-Keeper
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Henry Fielding
Novelist
22-Apr-1707 8-Oct-1754 Tom Jones
Justin Fox
Author
28-Jan-1964   The Myth of the Rational Market
Oliver Goldsmith
Author
10-Nov-1730 4-Apr-1774 The Vicar of Wakefield
Samuel Goudsmit
Physicist
11-Jul-1902 4-Dec-1978 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Nehemiah Grew
Botanist
26-Sep-1641 25-Mar-1712 Anatomy of Plants
Albrecht von Haller
Doctor
16-Oct-1708 12-Dec-1777 Elementa Physiologiae Corporis Humani
James E. Hansen
Scientist
29-Mar-1941   Greenhouse effect and global warming
Margaret Heckler
Politician
21-Jun-1931   US Secretary of HHS, 1983-85
Ejnar Hertzsprung
Astronomer
8-Oct-1873 21-Oct-1967 Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Johannes Hevelius
Astronomer
28-Jan-1611 28-Jan-1687 Selenographia
Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
Chemist
30-Aug-1852 1-Mar-1911 Three-dimensional molecular properties
James Hutton
Geologist
3-Jun-1726 26-Mar-1797 Theory of the Earth
Christiaan Huygens
Physicist
14-Apr-1629 8-Jul-1695 Wave theory of light
Niels K. Jerne
Scientist
23-Dec-1911 7-Oct-1994 Immune theory (anti-antibody)
Jacobus C. Kapteyn
Astronomer
19-Jan-1851 18-Jun-1922 Star streaming
Willem Johan Kolff
Scientist
14-Feb-1911 11-Feb-2009 Artificial kidney, artificial heart
Tjalling C. Koopmans
Economist
28-Aug-1910 26-Feb-1985 Linear programming
Hendrik Kramers
Physicist
17-Feb-1894 24-Apr-1952 Kramers dispersion theory
Cees J. A. van Lede
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Azko Nobel, 1994-2003
Hendrik Lorentz
Physicist
18-Jul-1853 4-Feb-1928 Electrons
Joseph Luns
Politician
28-Aug-1911 17-Jul-2002 Dutch Foreign Minister, 1952-71
Willem J. Luyten
Astronomer
7-Mar-1899 21-Nov-1994 Stellar mortician
Bernard de Mandeville
Author
Nov-1670 21-Jan-1733 The Fable of the Bees
Marcel Minnaert
Astronomer
12-Feb-1893 26-Oct-1970 Solar spectrophotometry
Martin Rodbell
Scientist
1-Dec-1925 7-Dec-1998 G-protein cell signal transmission
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Politician
3-Apr-1948   NATO Secretary General, 2004-09
Maarten Schmidt
Astronomer
28-Dec-1929   Co-Discoverer of quasars
Sir Robert Sibbald
Doctor
15-Apr-1641 Aug-1722 Scottish physician and antiquary
Jan Swammerdam
Naturalist
12-Feb-1637 15-Feb-1680 Biblia Naturae
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Scientist
16-Sep-1893 22-Oct-1986 Vitamins C and B2
Morris Tabaksblat
Business
1937   Chairman of Reed Elsevier, 1999-2005
Igor Y. Tamm
Physicist
8-Jul-1895 12-Apr-1971 Cherenkov radiation
Jan Tinbergen
Economist
12-Apr-1903 9-Jun-1994 Economic Policy
Nikolaas Tinbergen
Zoologist
15-Apr-1907 21-Dec-1988 Grand Master of Ethology
George Uhlenbeck
Physicist
6-Dec-1900 31-Oct-1988 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Paul Verhoeven
Film Director
18-Jul-1938   Starship Troopers
Gerhard Johann Vossius
Scholar
1577 19-Mar-1649 Dutch classical scholar
Gijs de Vries
Politician
22-Feb-1956   EU Terrorism czar
Johannes Diderik van der Waals
Physicist
23-Nov-1837 9-Mar-1923 Investigated states of matter
John Wilkes
Politician
17-Oct-1725 26-Dec-1797 Colorful London radical
King Willem-Alexander
Royalty
27-Apr-1967   King of the Netherlands
Johan de Witt
Politician
24-Sep-1625 20-Aug-1672 Leader of Holland, 1653-72
Pieter Zeeman
Physicist
25-May-1865 9-Oct-1943 Discovered Zeeman Effect

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
Willem de Sitter
Astronomer
6-May-1872 19-Nov-1934 Expanding space
Willem Einthoven
Scientist
21-May-1860 28-Sep-1927 Invented the electrocardiograph
Ejnar Hertzsprung
Astronomer
8-Oct-1873 21-Oct-1967 Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Physicist
21-Sep-1853 21-Feb-1926 Liquefied helium and discovered superconductivity
Hendrik Kramers
Physicist
17-Feb-1894 24-Apr-1952 Kramers dispersion theory
Justus Lipsius
Scholar
18-Oct-1547 23-Mar-1606 Belgian scholar and author
Hendrik Lorentz
Physicist
18-Jul-1853 4-Feb-1928 Electrons
Jan Hendrik Oort
Astronomer
28-Apr-1900 5-Nov-1992 Theory of the origin of comets
Perizonius
Scholar
26-Oct-1651 6-Apr-1715 Animadversiones Historicae
Joseph Scaliger
Scholar
5-Aug-1540 21-Jan-1609 De emendatione temporum
Jan Tinbergen
Economist
12-Apr-1903 9-Jun-1994 Economic Policy
Nikolaas Tinbergen
Zoologist
15-Apr-1907 21-Dec-1988 Grand Master of Ethology
Gerhard Johann Vossius
Scholar
1577 19-Mar-1649 Dutch classical scholar
Gijs de Vries
Politician
22-Feb-1956   EU Terrorism czar
Pieter Zeeman
Physicist
25-May-1865 9-Oct-1943 Discovered Zeeman Effect

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Willem de Sitter
Astronomer
6-May-1872 19-Nov-1934 Expanding space
Ejnar Hertzsprung
Astronomer
8-Oct-1873 21-Oct-1967 Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Morris Tabaksblat
Business
1937   Chairman of Reed Elsevier, 1999-2005
Gerhard Johann Vossius
Scholar
1577 19-Mar-1649 Dutch classical scholar


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