Namesakes

Dutch Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello (a.k.a. Johannes)   1877-1879  
Joop den Uyl (a.k.a. Johannes)   1973-1977  
Finnish Presidents and Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
(prime minister) V. J. Sukselainen (a.k.a. Johannes)   1957; 1959-1961  
(prime minister) Johannes Virolainen   1964-1966  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 1 president
(president) Johannes Rau   1999-2004  
Nobel Prize Winners: 3 physics, 1 literature, 1 medicine
(physics) Johannes Diderik van der Waals   1910  
(physics) Johannes Stark   1919  
(medicine) Johannes Fibiger   1926  
(literature) Johannes Vilhelm Jensen   1944  
(physics) Georg Bednorz (a.k.a. Johannes)   1987  
Notable Artists: 2 painters, 1 cartoonist
Jan van Eyck (a.k.a. Johannes)   c. 1395-1441  
Jan Vermeer (a.k.a. Johannes)   1632-1675  
Jan Kruis (a.k.a. Johannes)   1933-2017  
Notable Athletes: 4 cricket, 4 soccer, 3 rugby, 1 ice hockey
(soccer) Kick Smit (a.k.a. Johannes)   1911-1974  
(soccer) Kees Kuijs (a.k.a. Johannes)   1931-  
(rugby) Kobus Wiese (a.k.a. Johannes)   1964-  
(ice hockey) Petri Varis (a.k.a. Johannes)   1969-  
(cricket) Hansie Cronje (a.k.a. Johannes)   1969-2002  
(cricket) Albie Morkel (a.k.a. Johannes)   1981-  
(cricket) Jan-Berrie Burger (a.k.a. Johannes)   1981-  
(soccer) Paul Verhaegh (a.k.a. Johannes)   1983-  
(soccer) Stijn Schaars (a.k.a. Johannes)   1984-  
(rugby) Duane Vermeulen (a.k.a. Johannes)   1986-  
(rugby) Johannes van Heerden   1986-  
(cricket) Henno Jordaan (a.k.a. Johannes)   1988-  
Notable Musicians: 1 composer
Johannes Brahms   1833-1897     
Notable Politicians and Statespeople: 1 politician
Jozias van Aartsen (a.k.a. Johannes)   1947-  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 2 physicists, 1 inventor
Johannes Gutenberg   c. 1395-1468  
Johannes Kepler   1571-1630  
Johannes Diderik van der Waals   1837-1923  
Notable Writers: 1 author/poet
Joost Zwagerman (a.k.a. Johannes)   1963-2015  
Olympic Medalists: 4 silver, 3 bronze, 1 gold, 1 gold/silver/bronze, 1 silver/gold/bronze
(bronze) Johannes Drost   1900   swimming  
(gold) Jo van Gastel (a.k.a. Johannes)   1920   archery - moving target 28 m, team  
(silver) Akilles Järvinen (a.k.a. Johannes)   1928; 1932   decathlon  
(silver) Teuvo Laukkanen (a.k.a. Johannes)   1948   cross-country skiing  
(bronze) Pieter Salomons (a.k.a. Johannes)   1948   water polo  
(bronze) Joop Rohner (a.k.a. Johannes)   1948   water polo  
(silver) Eero Kolehmainen (a.k.a. Johannes)   1952   cross-country skiing  
(gold/silver/bronze) Veikko Hakulinen (a.k.a. Johannes)   1952; 1956; 1960   cross-country skiing  
(silver) Johannes Kaiser   1960   4x400 m relay  
(silver/gold/bronze) Bob de Jong (a.k.a. Johannes)   1998; 2006; 2010; 2014   speed skating  
Other Royalty: 3 princes
Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein (a.k.a. Johannes)   1781-1805   Liechtenstein  
Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (a.k.a. Johannes)   1938-1989   Liechtenstein  
Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (a.k.a. Johannes)   1989-   Liechtenstein  
Roman and Byzantine Emperors: 8 emperors
Emperor Johannes Tzimisces   969-976  
Emperor Johannes Comnenus   1118-1143  
Emperor Johannes Ducas Vatatzes   1221-1254  
Emperor Johannes Ducas Lascaris   1258-1261  
Emperor Johannes Cantacuzenus   1341-1354  
Emperor Johannes Palaeologus   1341-1376  
Emperor Johannes Palaeologus   1390  
Emperor Johannes Palaeologus   1425-1448  
Saints: 1 saint
Saint John Scotus (a.k.a. Johannes)   ?-1066  
Swedish Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Rickard Sandler (a.k.a. Johannes)   1925-1926