Famous People From The Netherlands  

Despite being a small nation, the Netherlands has a population of about 16 million. The country is also referred to as Holland. However, this alternate name cannot be regarded as completely accurate since North Holland and South Holland are 2 of the 12 provinces of the country. Owing to the fact that these two provinces are important historically, therefore the country is known by this name as well.

One of the first names hailing from the Netherlands that is famous world wide is that of a young Jewish girl called Anne Frank. The girl and her family were victims of the cruelty of the Nazis like many others, during World War II. Anne penned down the plight of the Jews in her diary, which was discovered after the culmination of the war and was thereafter translated into several languages.

The artistic talent of Dutch painters is not hidden from the world. This country has given birth to many eminent personalities in the field of art such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, Karel Appel and Willem de Kooning.

The people of the Netherlands have also contributed immensely towards the development of scientific technology. Advancement in many fields would not have been possible had it not been for the invention of the microscope. The credit of this significant invention goes to a scientist belonging to this country called Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. The discovery of bacteria is also accredited to this great scientist. The pendulum clock comprising of a hanging weight oscillating to and fro was discovered by another Dutch scientist, Christiaan Huygens. The compact disc was also invented by a Dutch electronics company named Phillips.

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