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The Hague, Netherlands

LOCATION

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

Population:
469,059 (2004)

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Residentie Orchestra
1904

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Aegon
1983
Royal Dutch Shell
1907

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ivo Daalder
Diplomat
20-Mar-1960   US Ambassador to NATO
Philip Dorn
Actor
30-Sep-1901 9-May-1975 Random Harvest
Samuel Goudsmit
Physicist
11-Jul-1902 4-Dec-1978 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Christiaan Huygens
Physicist
14-Apr-1629 8-Jul-1695 Wave theory of light
Princess Juliana
Royalty
30-Apr-1909 20-Mar-2004 Crown Princess of the Netherlands
Gustav Krupp
Business
7-Aug-1870 16-Jan-1950 Industrialist, Nazi war criminal
William of Orange
Royalty
14-Nov-1650 8-Mar-1702 Conquered England, Scotland, Ireland
Jan Tinbergen
Economist
12-Apr-1903 9-Jun-1994 Economic Policy
Nikolaas Tinbergen
Zoologist
15-Apr-1907 21-Dec-1988 Grand Master of Ethology
Ernest van den Haag
Scholar
15-Sep-1914 21-Mar-2002 Punishing Criminals
Simon van der Meer
Physicist
24-Nov-1925 4-Mar-2011 Co-Discovered W and Z particles
Wilhelmina
Royalty
31-Aug-1880 28-Nov-1962 Queen of the Netherlands, 1890-1948

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tobias Asser
Activist
28-Apr-1838 29-Jul-1913 Hague Court of Arbitration
Constantin Brunner
Philosopher
27-Aug-1862 17-Aug-1937 German Jewish philosopher
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
Physicist
24-May-1686 16-Sep-1736 Thermometrist
Jan Josephs van Goyen
Painter
13-Jan-1596 27-Apr-1656 Landscape painter at The Hague
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
Poet
16-Mar-1581 21-May-1647 Dutch History
Christiaan Huygens
Physicist
14-Apr-1629 8-Jul-1695 Wave theory of light
Jozef Israëls
Painter
27-Jan-1824 12-Aug-1911 Dutch scene painter
Maurice of Nassau
Royalty
13-Nov-1567 23-Apr-1625 Prince of Orange
Slobodan Milosevic
Head of State
29-Aug-1941 11-Mar-2006 Deposed President of Yugoslavia
Anna Pavlova
Dancer
12-Feb-1881 22-Jan-1931 Early 20th century Russian ballerina
Gerard Philips
Business
9-Oct-1858 25-Jan-1942 Founder of Philips Electronics
Baruch de Spinoza
Philosopher
24-Nov-1632 21-Feb-1677 Rationalist, lensmaker
Simon Stevin
Mathematician
1548 1620 Founder of hydrostatics
Max van der Stoel
Politician
3-Aug-1924 23-Apr-2011 Two-time Dutch Foreign Minister
Jan Tinbergen
Economist
12-Apr-1903 9-Jun-1994 Economic Policy
Johan de Witt
Politician
24-Sep-1625 20-Aug-1672 Leader of Holland, 1653-72



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