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KNAW Past MembersKNAW Historisch Ledenbestand

This page gives access to biographical information about past (deceased) members of the

  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1851/55-present) and its precessor, the
  • Koninklijk Instituut (Royal Institute, 1808-1851).

How to search
In the column to the right, we present two ways of searching the archive:

  • Clicking on the first letter of a member’s last name. This will give a list of all names beginning with that letter.
  • A complete, scrollable list of all members. This list contains virtually all deceased members, and it’s a long one. However, you can type one or more letters from the author’s surname, and the list will jump to that point.

You will then be led to a screen listing the results of your search, including bibliographical references, and, if available, a eulogy (Levensbericht) of that member in PDF format. Get in touch! At the moment, some functionalities are still under development. However, we do appreciate hearing about your experiences on the site, and we urge you to communicate them to us.


Het DWC biedt toegang tot biografische informatie over overleden Leden van:

  • De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (1851/55-nu) en haar voorganger,
  • Het Koninklijk Instituut (1808-1851).