List of Frisians

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This is a list of famous or notable persons considered Frisians by citizenship, ethnicity or nationality.

Statue of Frisian priest Prof. Dr. Titus Brandsma, O.Carm. in Nijmegen.

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  • Ub Iwerks, (1901–1971) American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, co-created Mickey Mouse

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  • Wilhelm von Knyphausen (1716–1800), general from Hesse-Cassel, who fought in the American Revolutionary War, during which he led Hessian mercenaries on behalf of the British Empire.
  • Sven Kramer Dutch long track speed skater.
  • Doutzen Kroes, (born January 23, 1985, in Eastermar, Friesland) is a Dutch supermodel.

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  • Anna-Marie LampePlayboy magazine (U.S. Edition) 40th Anniversary Playmate/Playmate of the Month for January 1994; Playboy magazine (Dutch Edition) Playmate of the year for 1995.
  • Abe Lenstra (1920–1985) was a famous Dutch football player and national football icon in the 1950s.
  • Boy Lornsen (1922–1995), author and sculptor from Sylt, Germany
  • Jack Lousma, astronaut with Frisian ancestry

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  • Hans Momsen (1735–1811), North Frisian farmer, layman mathematician and astronomer.
  • Theodor Mommsen (1817–1903). He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, and was also a prominent German politician, as a member of the Prussian and German parliaments.

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  • Otto Waalkes German comedian, actor and musician, born in Emden
  • Hayley Westenra, an internationally renowned singer from New Zealand is of some Frisian descent.[1]
  • Harm Wiersma (born 1953 in Leeuwarden), six time world champion in draughts and politician.
  • Piter Wilkens, (born 1959) is a Frisian folk and pop singer.
  • Thomas Woudwyk, (born 1986) is an Australian born Entrepreneur and former Australian National Water Polo player is of Frisian decent. His Father was born in Leeuwarden.

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