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Delft (nld)

Netherlands

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Delft ranks 822nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Lanús, Bahía Blanca, and Dordrecht. Memorable people born in Delft include Johannes Vermeer, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Hugo Grotius. Memorable people who died in Delft include Johannes Vermeer, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and William the Silent. Delft has been the birth place of many painters and politicians and the death place of many painters and biologists. Delft is located in Netherlands.

Delft is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the northwest. Together with them, it is part of both Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area and the Randstad. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1576 and 1994, Delft was the birth place of 14 globally memorable people, including Johannes Vermeer, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Hugo Grotius. Additionaly, 10 globally memorable people have passed away in Delft including Johannes Vermeer, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and William the Silent.

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Most individuals born in present day Delft were painters (4), politicians (2), athletes (2), tennis players (2), and biologists (1),  while most who died were painters (4), biologists (1), politicians (1), social activists (1), and physicians (1).

Over the past 100 years, tennis players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Delft, including Michaëlla Krajicek and Arantxa Rus. Whereas, throughout history, painters have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Delft, including Johannes Vermeer, Willem van Aelst, and Leonaert Bramer.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Delft since 1700.