Jouke de Vries
Jouke de Vries (born 26 September 1960, Dearsum) is a professor at Leiden University in Leiden.De Vries grew up in the village of Balk in Friesland and in 1979 started his studies in political science...
Menno Simons
Menno Simons (1496 – 31 January 1561) was an Anabaptist religious leader from the Friesland region of the Low Countries. Simons was a contemporary of the Protestant Reformers and his followers be...
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Balthasar Oomkens von Esens
Balthasar Oomkens von Esens (died 1540) was an East Frisian nobleman who died during the siege of his castle in Esens by the Bremen army. He was described by his partisans as the last true Frisian fre...
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Johannes Bogerman
Johannes Bogerman (1576 – 11 September 1637) was a Frisian Protestant divine.He was born in Uplewert (Now Ostfriesland, Germany), the son of a preacher. From 1591 onwards, he studied in Franeker...
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Cornelius Gemma
Cornelius (or Cornelio) Gemma (28 February 1535 – 12 October 1578) was a physician, astronomer and astrologer, and the oldest son of cartographer and instrument-maker Gemma Frisius. He was a professor...
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Hendrik van Rijgersma
Hendrik Elingsz van Rijgersma (born January 5, 1835 in Lemmer, Province of Friesland, the Netherlands, died March 4, 1877 in St. Martin) was a Dutch naturalist, physician, amateur botanist, malacolo...
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Tako Hajo Jelgersma
Tako Hajo Jelgersma (October 29, 1702 in Harlingen – March 24, 1795 in Haarlem), was an 18th-century Dutch painter.
According to the RKD he didn't move to Haarlem until 1757. He was the pup...
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Wijerd Jelckama
Wijerd Jelckama (also spelled Wierd and Wijard) (c. 1490–1523) was a Frisian military commander, warlord and member of the Arumer Zwarte Hoop ("Arumer Black Hope"). He was the lieutenant of Pier Gerlo...
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Ruard Acronius
Ruard Acronius (1546, Friesland - November 1612, Schiedam) was a Reformed theologian of the late 16th century. Some sources refer to Ruard Acronius as the brother of Johannes Acronius while others me...
Pieter Feddes van Harlingen
Pieter Feddes van Harlingen (1586–1623), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
According to Houbraken, who only saw his etchings, he signed his name P. Harlingensis. In 1612 he left Harlingen for Leeuwa...
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Gerard Edema
Gerard Edema or Gerard van Edema (ca. 1652, Amsterdam – ca. 1700, Richmond, Surrey), was a Dutch landscape-painter who settled in England.
Edema is stated to have been a native of Friesland. He wa...
Wigerus Vitringa
Wigerus Vitringa (October 8, 1657 – January 18, 1725), was a Dutch seascape painter.
Vitringa was born in Leeuwarden. According to the RKD he was the son of a prominent lawyer who could fin...
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Ats Bonninga
Ats Bonninga (fl. 1494), was a Dutch noble, known for her defence of the fortress in Warns in Gaasterland during the conflict between the Schieringers and the Vetkopers party in 1494. Daughter of van ...
Wybrand de Geest
Wybrand Simonsz. de Geest (16 August 1592 – ca.1661) was a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter from Friesland.
Wybrand de Geest was born and died at Leeuwarden. He learned painting from his father,...
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Nicolaas Baur
Nicolaas Baur (1767–1820) was a Dutch artist.
Baur was born at Harlingen in 1767, the son of the portrait painter Hendricus Antonius Baur (1736–1817). He painted landscapes, views of cities, and ...
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Famke Janssen
Famke Beumer Janssen (/ˈfɑːmkə ˈjɑːnsən/; [ˈfɑmkə ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born 5 November 1964) is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995), ...
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Simon Heere Heeresma
Simon Heere Heeresma (9 March 1932 – 26 June 2011) was a Dutch author and poet.Simon Heere Heeresma was born in Amsterdam in 1932. His first collection of poetry, published in 1954, was called Childre...
Frederick Manfred
Frederick Feikema Manfred (January 6, 1912 – September 7, 1994) was a noted Western author. Manfred's novels are very much connected to his native region. His stories involve the American Midlands, an...
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Ygo Gales Galama
Ygo Gales Galama (c. 1443 – 25 January 1492) was a 15th-century Frisian warlord and Galama-patriarch.
He was the son of Gale Yges Galama and Trijn Douwesdr Harinxma. The marriage of Gale and Trijn...
Eeltsje Halbertsma
Eeltsje Hiddes Halbertsma (8 October 1797 - 22 March 1858) was a Dutch-Frisian writer. He wrote the lyrics for the Frisian anthem De âlde Friezen.Halbertsma was born and died in Grou.
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Petrus Thaborita
Petrus Jacobi Thaborita (Latinised name form of Peter Jacobusz van Bolsward) (Bolsward, 1450–1527) was a Frisian monk, historian and writer. He is best known for his writings on the Frisian freedom fi...
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Gysbert Japiks
Gysbert Japiks or Japicx (1603–1666) was a Frisian writer, poet, schoolmaster, and cantor.
Japiks was born in Bolsward, Friesland. He admired the Latin poets Horace and Ovid, but was also a...
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Johannes Phocylides Holwarda
Johannes Phocylides Holwarda (Jan Fokkesz, Jan Fokker, Johann Holwarda, Johannes Fokkes Holwarda, Jan Fokkens Holwarda, Jan Fokkes van Holwerd) (February 19, 1618—January 22, 1651) was a Frisian astr...
Johannes Acronius Frisius
Johannes Acronius (or Atrocianus) Frisius (1520 - 18 October 1564) was a Dutch doctor and mathematician of the 16th century.He was named after his city of birth, Akkrum in Frisia. From 1547 he worked ...
Bernard Fokke
Bernard or Barend Fokke, sometimes known as Barend Fockesz, was a 17th-century Frisian-born captain for the Dutch East India Company. He was renowned for the uncanny speed of his trips from the Dutch ...
Hendrik Godfried Duurkoop
Hendrik Godfried Duurkoop (5 May 1736, Dornum – 27 July 1778, at sea) was a Dutch merchant-trader and VOC Opperhoofd in Japan. During his career with the Dutch East Indies Company (the Verenigd...
Batavia (ship)
Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It was built in Amsterdam in 1628 and armed with 24 cast-iron cannons, and a number of bronze guns. Batavia, shipwrecked on her maiden voyage,...
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Bernard Accama
Bernardus Accama (1697–1756) was an 18th-century Dutch historical and portrait painter.Accama was born in Friesland, possibly in Burum, the son of Aeltje Boetes Nievelt and Simon Accama, the local chu...
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Hans Vredeman de Vries
Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527 – c. 1607) was a Dutch Renaissance architect, painter, and engineer. Vredeman de Vries is known for his publication in 1583 on garden design and his books with many exampl...
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