• Willem


    Willem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləm]) is a Dutch and West Frisian masculine given name. The name is Germanic, and can be seen as the Dutch equivalent of the name William in English, Guillaume in French, Guilherme in Portuguese, Guillermo in Spanish and Wilhelm in German. Nicknames that are derived from Willem are Jelle, Pim, Willie, Willy and Wim.

  • Willem Peeters

    Willem Peeters (born 20 May 1953) is a Belgian former professional racing cyclist. He won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 1976.

  • Willem 's Gravesande

    Willem 's Gravesande

    Willem Jacob 's Gravesande (26 September 1688 – 28 February 1742) was a Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher, chiefly remembered for developing experimental demonstrations of the laws of classical mechanics. As professor of mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy at Leiden University, he helped to propagate Isaac Newton's ideas in Continental Europe.

  • Willem Kroesbergen

    Willem Kroesbergen (born 1943 in The Netherlands) has been a harpsichord builder for over 40 years. His instruments have been used by many important soloists and ensembles, including Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan and Reinhard Goebel's Musica Antiqua Köln. In 1991 he was awarded the Casper Hogenbijl Prize for his contribution to international early music. In 2007 he retired and moved to Cape Town in South Africa. After his retirement he did research on temperaments well known and in use during J.S. Bach's life.

  • Willem Arnold Alting

    Willem Arnold Alting

    Willem Arnold Alting (11 November 1724 – 7 June 1800) was a Dutch colonial administrator who served as Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1780 to 1797.

  • Willem Cornelisz Duyster

    Willem Cornelisz Duyster (1599–1635) was a Dutch Golden Age painter from Amsterdam, best known for his "guardroom scenes " (cortegaarddje), genre paintings showing the military life.

  • Willem Claesz. Heda

    Willem Claesz. Heda (December 14, 1593/1594 – c. 1680/1682) was a Dutch Golden Age artist from the city of Haarlem devoted exclusively to the painting of still life. He is known for his innovation of the late breakfast genre of still life painting.

  • Willem Boshoff

    Willem Boshoff

    Willem Boshoff (born 1951, Johannesburg, South Africa) is one of South Africa's foremost contemporary artists and regularly exhibits nationally and internationally.

  • Willem Van Lancker

    Willem Van Lancker is an American Internet entrepreneur and product designer who is best known for being the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of ebooks company Oyster. Previously he was a design lead for Google Maps where he worked on Google Maps for iOS and "The New Google Maps." He began his career at Apple where he helped create Apple's emoji while an intern at the company.

  • Willem Mons

    Willem Mons (1688 in Russia – 1724) was the brother of Peter the Great's long-time mistress Anna Mons, who later served as private secretary to Peter's wife Catherine.

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