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Leiden, Netherlands

LOCATION

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

Population:
118,423 (2005)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Leiden
1575

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jan Josephs van Goyen
Painter
13-Jan-1596 27-Apr-1656 Landscape painter at The Hague
Willem Johan Kolff
Scientist
14-Feb-1911 11-Feb-2009 Artificial kidney, artificial heart
Lucas van Leyden
Engraver
1489 8-Aug-1533 Dutch Renaissance engraver, painter
Rembrandt
Painter
15-Jul-1606 4-Oct-1669 Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp
Jan Steen
Painter
1626 3-Feb-1679 Dutch subject painter
Johannes Diderik van der Waals
Physicist
23-Nov-1837 9-Mar-1923 Investigated states of matter

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Willem de Sitter
Astronomer
6-May-1872 19-Nov-1934 Expanding space
Willem Einthoven
Scientist
21-May-1860 28-Sep-1927 Invented the electrocardiograph
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Physicist
21-Sep-1853 21-Feb-1926 Liquefied helium and discovered superconductivity
Lucas van Leyden
Engraver
1489 8-Aug-1533 Dutch Renaissance engraver, painter
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 Steen
Painter
1626 3-Feb-1679 Dutch subject painter



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