Famous people from Utrecht


1459 – 1523         Adriaan Floriszoon Boeyens (the only Dutch Pope ever, from 1522 until his death in 1523 in Rome)

1495 – 1562         Jan van Scorel (artist)

1558 – 1627         Olivier van Noort (Dutch explorer; the first Dutch person to sail around the world)

1883 – 1931         Theo van Doesburg (one of the most important representatives of Abstract art in the 20th century)

1888 – 1964         Gerrit Rietveld (Dutch architect, famous for the Rietveld Schröderhuis and the Rietveld chair)

1927 – 2017         Dick Bruna (graphic designer, artist, writer. Most famous creation: Miffy)

1934 – 2010         Anton Geesink (1964 Olympic judo champion in Tokyo)

1964 – TODAY     Marco van Basten (footballer of Ajax, AC Milan, the Dutch National team and others)

1984 – TODAY     Wesley Sneijder (footballer of Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Galatasaray and the Dutch National team)

1992 – TODAY     Dafne Schippers (top athlete and World Champion 200 meters sprint)