Namesakes

Dutch Prime Ministers: 5 prime ministers
Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt (a.k.a. Pieter)   1861; 1866-1868  
Pieter Philip van Bosse   1868-1871  
Pieter Cort van der Linden   1913-1918  
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy   1940-1945  
Jan Peter Balkenende (a.k.a. Pieter)   2002-2010  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 physics
(physics) Pieter Zeeman   1902  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor
Sjoerd Pleijsier (a.k.a. Pieter)   1954-  
Notable Artists: 2 painters
Pieter Brueghel the Elder   c. 1525-1569  
Piet Mondrian (a.k.a. Pieter)   1872-1944  
Notable Athletes: 1 rugby, 1 tennis
(tennis) Piet Norval (a.k.a. Pieter)   1970-  
(rugby) Pieter-Steph du Toit   1992-  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 astronomer, 1 physicist
Pieter Zeeman   1865-1943  
Gerard Kuiper (a.k.a. Pieter)   1905-1973  
Notable Writers: 1 author, 1 poet/playwright
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft   1581-1647  
Cor Bruijn (a.k.a. Pieter)   1883-1978  
Olympic Medalists: 2 bronze, 1 gold/bronze/silver, 1 silver
(bronze) Pieter Salomons   1948   water polo  
(bronze) Pieter de Zwarte   1976   water polo  
(silver) Piet Norval (a.k.a. Pieter)   1992   tennis  
(gold/bronze/silver) Pieter van den Hoogenband   2000; 2004   swimming  
Saints: 1 saint
Saint Pieter Canisius   1521-1597