Famous People Named Jan
Take a look at famous people named Jan, such as Jan van Eyck, Jan Ingenhousz, and Jan Hendrik Oort.
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profile name: Jan van Eyck profile occupation: Painter
profile id: 9517541
profile name: Jan Vermeer profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: Jan Ingenhousz profile occupation: Biologist, Chemist, Physicist
profile id: 9428938
profile name: Jan Hendrik Oort profile occupation: Academic, Astronomer
profile id: 21317107
profile name: Jan Matzeliger profile occupation: Inventor
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