Cultural Production in

Present Day

Rotterdam (nld)

Netherlands

Icon of placeRotterdam

Rotterdam ranks 106th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Reykjavík, Miami, and Cincinnati. Memorable people born in Rotterdam include Erasmus, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, and Pieter de Hooch. Memorable people who died in Rotterdam include Pierre Bayle, Ruud Lubbers, and Yevhen Konovalets. Rotterdam has been the birth place of many soccer players and painters and the death place of many soccer players and philosophers. Rotterdam is located in Netherlands.

Rotterdam is the second largest city and municipality in the Netherlands. It is in the province of South Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel leading into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte. In 1340, Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland. The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area, with a population of approximately 2.7 million, is the 10th-largest in the European Union and the most populous in the country. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1466 and 1997, Rotterdam was the birth place of 77 globally memorable people, including Erasmus, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, and Pieter de Hooch. Additionaly, 15 globally memorable people have passed away in Rotterdam including Pierre Bayle, Ruud Lubbers, and Yevhen Konovalets.

People Born in Rotterdam

Go to all Rankings

Newly Added People Born in Rotterdam

Go to all Rankings

People Deceased in Rotterdam

Go to all Rankings

Newly Added People Deceased in Rotterdam

Go to all Rankings

Most individuals born in present day Rotterdam were soccer players (31), painters (6), politicians (5), writers (4), and athletes (3),  while most who died were soccer players (6), philosophers (2), politicians (1), military personnels (1), and painters (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Rotterdam, including Leo Beenhakker, Robin van Persie, and Wim Jansen. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Rotterdam, including Leo Beenhakker, Robin van Persie, and Wim Jansen.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Rotterdam since 1700.