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Bosch is the old name of 's-Hertogenbosch as well as the surname of that city's most famous son, the painter Hieronymus Bosch.

It may also refer to:



  • Huis ten Bosch, an official palace of the Dutch Royal Family in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Bosch Palace, the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina
  • Villa Bosch, villa in Heidelberg and residence of Carl Bosch


  • Bosch reaction, a chemical reaction between carbon dioxide and hydrogen producing carbon, water and heat; named after Carl Bosch
  • Haber-Bosch process, named after Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch



  • Harry Bosch, a literary character created by Michael Connelly named after Hieronymus Bosch
  • Bosch (TV series), an American TV series based on Connelly's novels


Bosch (Catalan: [ˈbɔsk], Dutch: [ˈbɔs], also spelled Bosc in modern Catalan) is a popular surname in Catalan and Dutch that means 'forest'.

Bosch often refers to the Early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, the chemist Carl Bosch or the inventor and industrialist Robert Bosch. Among other people with this surname are:


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