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Rotterdam, Netherlands

LOCATION

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

Population:
598,923 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Erasmus University
1913

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
1918

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Mittal Steel
1976
Unilever
1930
Robeco
1929

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
Antony Burgmans
Business
13-Feb-1947   Chairman of Unilever, 1999-2007
Willem de Kooning
Painter
24-Apr-1904 19-Mar-1997 Abstract expressionist
Edsger Dijkstra
Computer Programmer
11-May-1930 6-Aug-2002 Enemy of the goto statement
Wim Dik
Business
1939   PTT Telecom
Erasmus
Scholar
27-Oct-1469 12-Jul-1536 In Praise of Folly
Grinling Gibbons
Sculptor
4-Apr-1648 3-Aug-1721 English wood carver
Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
Chemist
30-Aug-1852 1-Mar-1911 Three-dimensional molecular properties
Pieter de Hooch
Painter
1629 c. 1684 Dutch painter, Delft school
Richard Krajicek
Tennis
6-Dec-1971   Winner, 1996 Wimbledon
Hendrik Kramers
Physicist
17-Feb-1894 24-Apr-1952 Kramers dispersion theory
Neelie Kroes
Government
19-Jul-1941   EU Commissioner of Competition
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Historian
14-Jan-1882 11-Mar-1944 Juvenile historian, Story of Mankind
Ruud Lubbers
Head of State
7-May-1939   Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1982-94
Joseph Luns
Politician
28-Aug-1911 17-Jul-2002 Dutch Foreign Minister, 1952-71
Morris Tabaksblat
Business
1937   Chairman of Reed Elsevier, 1999-2005
Robin van Persie
Soccer
6-Aug-1983   FC Arsenal
Robert Wolders
Actor
28-Sep-1936   Erik Hunter on Laredo



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