9 Groundbreaking Early Submarines
The deep-sea submersibles and nuclear subs of today can trace their origins back to the 1500s. The world’s first “underwater boats” were little more than glorified diving bells powered by pedals and h...
John Lofting
John Lofting (1659-15 June 1742, London), originally Jan Loftingh, was an engineer and entrepreneur from the Netherlands. His parents were Herman and Johanna. He moved to London, England, before 1686....
9 Groundbreaking Early Submarines
The deep-sea submersibles and nuclear subs of today can trace their origins back to the 1500s. The world’s first “underwater boats” were little more than glorified diving bells powered by pedals and h...
Felix Andries Vening Meinesz
Felix Andries Vening Meinesz (The Hague July 30, 1887 - Amersfoort August 10, 1966) was a Dutch geophysicist and geodesist. He is known for his invention of a precise method for measuring gravity. Tha...
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Maus Gatsonides
Maurice ("Maus") Gatsonides (February 14, 1911 in Gombong, Kebumen Regency – November 29, 1998 in Heemstede) was a Dutch rally driver and inventor. Gatsonides was born in Central Java in the fo...
Carl Norden
Carl Lucas Norden (April 23, 1880 – June 14, 1965), born Carel Lucas van Norden, was a Dutch engineer widely known for having invented the Norden bombsight.Norden was born in Semarang, Java. After att...
Hein Mevissen
Hein Mevissen (born January 3, 1972) is a Dutch director, artist, designer and entrepreneur. He started John Doe in 2001. He is the developer and designer of the John's Phone with Diederiekje Bok: th...
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek (/ˈleɪvənhʊk/, [ɑnˈtoːni vɑn ˈleːuə(n)ˌɦuk]; October 24, 1632 – August 26, 1723) was a Dutch tradesman and scientist. He is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiolo...
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Christiaan Huygens
Christiaan Huygens, FRS (/ˈhaɪɡənz/ or /ˈhɔɪɡənz/; [ˈɦœy̆ɣə(n)s]) (Latin: Hugenius) (14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a prominent Dutch mathematician and scientist. He is known particularly as an ...
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Adriaan Adriaanszoon
Adriaan Adriaanszoon, called Metius, (9 December 1571 – 6 September 1635), was a Dutch geometer and astronomer. He was born in Alkmaar. The name Metius comes from the Dutch word meten ("measuring"),...
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Hans Lippershey
Hans Lippershey (1570 – September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch spectacle-maker. He is commonly associated with the invention of the telescope, although it is...
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Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes ([ˈɔnəs]; 21 September 1853 – 21 February 1926) was a Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate. He exploited the Hampson-Linde cycle to investigate how materials behave when cooled to...
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Jan Leeghwater
Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater (1575, De Rijp, Netherlands – 1650) was a Dutch architect, mill builder and hydraulic engineer.
Leeghwater was born as Jan Adriaanszoon. Only later did he adopt t...
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Peter Reijnders
Petrus Lambertus Wilhelmus (Peter) Reijnders (July 24, 1900 – 1974) was a Dutch photographer, film director and inventor. He is best known for his crucial role in founding the theme park Efteling.Pete...
Pieter van Musschenbroek
Pieter van Musschenbroek (14 March 1692 – 19 September 1761) was a Dutch scientist. He was a professor in Duisburg, Utrecht, and Leiden, where he held positions in mathematics, philosophy, medicine, a...
Pieter van Musschenbroek - Wikipedia
Cornelis Corneliszoon van Uitgeest
Cornelis Corneliszoon van Uitgeest, or Krelis Lootjes (c. 1550 - c. 1600) was a Dutch windmill owner from Uitgeest who invented the wind-powered sawmill, which made the conversion of log timber into p...
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Jaap Haartsen
Jacobus Cornelis Haartsen (born 13 February 1963, The Hague, Netherlands) is a Dutch electrical engineer, researcher, inventor and entrepreneur best known for his role in producing the specification f...
Andre Geim
Sir Andre Konstantin Geim, FRS (born 21 October 1958) is a Soviet-born Dutch-British physicist working at the University of Manchester. Geim was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Ko...
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Coenraad Johannes van Houten
Coenraad Johannes van Houten (March 15, 1801, Amsterdam - 27 May 1887, Weesp) was a Dutch chemist and chocolate maker known for the treatment of cocoa mass with alkaline salts to remove the bitter tas...
Simon van der Meer
Simon van der Meer (24 November 1925 – 4 March 2011) was a Dutch particle accelerator physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Carlo Rubbia for contributions to the ...
Jacob Metius
Jacob (Jacobus; sometimes James) Metius (after 1571–1624/1631) was a Dutch instrument-maker and a specialist in grinding lenses. He was born and died in Alkmaar and was the brother of Adriaan Ad...
Bernard D. H. Tellegen
Bernard D.H. Tellegen (24 June 1900 – 30 August 1990) was a Dutch electrical engineer and inventor of the pentode and the gyrator. He is also known for a theorem in circuit theory, Tellegen's theorem....
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Cornelis Drebbel
Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel (1572 – 7 November 1633) was the Dutch builder of the first navigable submarine in 1620. Drebbel was an innovator who contributed to the development of measurement and cont...
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Willem Einthoven
Willem Einthoven (21 May 1860 – 29 September 1927) was a Dutch doctor and physiologist. He invented the first practical electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) in 1903 and received the Nobel Prize in Medicine ...
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Adriaan Fokker
Adriaan Daniël Fokker (17 August 1887 – 24 September 1972) was a Dutch physicist and musician.
Fokker was born in Buitenzorg, Dutch East Indies (now Bogor, Indonesia); he was a cousin of the...
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Hub van Doorne
Hubert Jozef (“Hub”) van Doorne (1 January 1900 – 23 May 1979) was the founder of Van Doorne's Aanhangwagenfabriek (Trailer factory) and of Van Doorne's Automobielfabriek (vehicle factory) known, espe...
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History of the telescope
The earliest known working telescopes appeared in 1608 and are credited to Hans Lippershey. Among many others who claimed to have made the discovery were Zacharias Janssen, a spectacle-maker in Middel...
History of the telescope - Wikipedia
Frits Zernike
Frits Zernike (/ˈzɜrn.ɨ.ki/; 16 July 1888 – 10 March 1966) was a Dutch physicist and winner of the Nobel prize for physics in 1953 for his invention of the phase contrast microscope, an instrument th...
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Jan Schilt
Jan Schilt (3 February 1894, Gouda - 9 January 1982, Englewood, New Jersey) was a Dutch-American astronomer, inventor of the Schilt photometer.
Schilt was born in 1894 in the Netherlands, and educ...