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Amsterdam, Netherlands

LOCATION

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

Population:
742,209 (2005)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Amsterdam
1632

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
1800

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra
1985
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
1888

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Gemalto
2006
Euronext
2000
CNH Global
1999
Head NV
1998
ABN AMRO
1991
ING
1991
KPMG
1987
Royal Ahold
1973
Philips
1891
Heineken
1864
De Nederlandsche Bank
1814
Layar
 
Akzo Nobel
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tobias Asser
Activist
28-Apr-1838 29-Jul-1913 Hague Court of Arbitration
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
Johan Cruijff
Soccer
25-Apr-1947   Dutch football great
Paul J. Crutzen
Physicist
3-Dec-1933   Ozone depletion
Isaac da Costa
Poet
14-Jan-1798 28-Apr-1860 De Verlossing van Nederland
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
Painter
19-Aug-1621 29-Sep-1674 Imitator of Rembrandt
Max Geldray
Jazz Musician
12-Feb-1916 2-Oct-2004 Conks of The Goon Show
Bernard Haitink
Conductor
4-Mar-1929   Conductor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Heineken
Business
1841 18-Mar-1893 Founder of Heineken NV
Meindert Hobbema
Painter
1638 7-Dec-1709 Dutch landscape master
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
Poet
16-Mar-1581 21-May-1647 Dutch History
Thomas Hope
Designer
30-Aug-1769 3-Feb-1830 Anastasius
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Famke Janssen
Actor
5-Nov-1965   X-Men, Bond Girl
Thomas de Keyser
Painter
1596 7-Jun-1667 Dutch portrait painter
Jeroen Krabbé
Actor
5-Dec-1944   The Discovery of Heaven
Meeno Peluce
Actor
26-Feb-1970   Voyagers!
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Politician
3-Apr-1948   NATO Secretary General, 2004-09
Rockwell Schnabel
Diplomat
30-Dec-1936   US Ambassador to the EU, 2001-05
Baruch de Spinoza
Philosopher
24-Nov-1632 21-Feb-1677 Rationalist, lensmaker
Nicholas J. Spykman
Geographer
13-Oct-1893 26-Jun-1943 Godfather of Containment
Kees J. Storm
Business
1942   CEO of AEGON NV, 1993-2002
Jan Swammerdam
Naturalist
12-Feb-1637 15-Feb-1680 Biblia Naturae
Anneliese van der Pol
Actor
23-Sep-1984   Chelsea Daniels on That's So Raven
Alex Van Halen
Drummer
8-May-1953   Drummer for Van Halen
Robert F. W. Van Oordt
Business
26-Mar-1936   CEO of Rodamco, 2000-01
Jaap van Zweden
Conductor
12-Dec-1960   Music Director, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Paul Verhoeven
Film Director
18-Jul-1938   Starship Troopers
Hans Vonk
Conductor
18-Jun-1942 29-Aug-2004 Director, St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002
Frits Zernike
Physicist
16-Jul-1888 10-Mar-1966 Phase-contrast microscope

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chet Baker
Jazz Musician
23-Dec-1929 13-May-1988 Jazz trumpeter, The Chet Baker Quartet
Fanny Blankers-Koen
Track and Field
26-Apr-1918 25-Jan-2004 Four gold medals in 1948
Ferdinand Bol
Painter
24-Jun-1616 25-Aug-1680 Dutch painter, student of Rembrandt
Solomon Burke
Singer/Songwriter
21-Mar-1936 10-Oct-2010 Self-styled King of Rock and Soul
John Amos Comenius
Educator
28-Mar-1592 15-Nov-1670 Education reformer, millenarian
Isaac da Costa
Poet
14-Jan-1798 28-Apr-1860 De Verlossing van Nederland
Joop den Uyl
Head of State
9-Aug-1919 24-Dec-1987 Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1973-77
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
Painter
19-Aug-1621 29-Sep-1674 Imitator of Rembrandt
Miep Gies
Activist
15-Feb-1909 11-Jan-2010 Sheltered the family of Anne Frank
Theo Van Gogh
Film Director
23-Jul-1957 2-Nov-2004 Controversial Director of Submission
Gerard Heineken
Business
1841 18-Mar-1893 Founder of Heineken NV
Meindert Hobbema
Painter
1638 7-Dec-1709 Dutch landscape master
Pieter de Hooch
Painter
1629 c. 1684 Dutch painter, Delft school
Jacobus C. Kapteyn
Astronomer
19-Jan-1851 18-Jun-1922 Star streaming
Karl Kautsky
Politician
16-Oct-1854 17-Oct-1938 Proponent of Marxism
Sylvia Kristel
Actor
28-Sep-1952 17-Oct-2012 Emmanuelle
Rembrandt
Painter
15-Jul-1606 4-Oct-1669 Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp
Jan Swammerdam
Naturalist
12-Feb-1637 15-Feb-1680 Biblia Naturae
Hans Vonk
Conductor
18-Jun-1942 29-Aug-2004 Director, St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002
Gerhard Johann Vossius
Scholar
1577 19-Mar-1649 Dutch classical scholar
Johannes Diderik van der Waals
Physicist
23-Nov-1837 9-Mar-1923 Investigated states of matter
Nicol Williamson
Actor
14-Sep-1938 16-Dec-2011 Merlin in Excalibur
Pieter Zeeman
Physicist
25-May-1865 9-Oct-1943 Discovered Zeeman Effect



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