Kluyver, Jan Cornelis

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Kluyver, Jan Cornelis Gender: M
Jan Cornelis Kluijver
born on 2 May 1860 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands, 52n27, 4e49
Timezone LMT m4e49 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°51' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°03 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 15°32'


Dutch mathematician who made important contributions to analysis, number theory and geometry.

He was the son of the merchant Albert Kluijver (17 Febr 1831, Koog aan de Zaan - 16 December 1893 - Koog aan de Zaan) en Neeltje Dekker (25 January 1831, Wormerveer - 5 Augustus 1909, Leiden) who married 25 May 1854 at Wormerveer and got 5 children. His brother Albert Kluijver (4 December 1858, Leiden - 14 February 1938) would become professor of Dutch Letters in Groningen.

He followed the HBS at Zaandam and studied at the Polytechnische School of Delft to become a civil engineer in 1881. He did some work as an engineer, later as a mathematics teacher at HBS schools in Breda and Amsterdam.

From 28 June 1892 to 15 September 1930 he was professor at Leiden University. At that time it was "Wis- en Natuurkunde", later the disciplines separated. .He succeeded David Bierens de Haan (3 May 1822, A 'dam - 12 Augustus 1895, Leiden). His inaugural speech was held 28 September 1892: Beschouwingen over de nieuwere algebra. His most influential doctoral students were Johannes Gaultherus van der Corput (Ph.D 1919) and Hendrik Douwe Kloosterman (Ph. D 1924). In 1896 he got a degree honoris causa at Groningen, in 1887 he became member of the academy of science. He is known for the Kluyver's Formula for Ramanujan's Sum and the Franel-Kluyver Integral.

He died 31 December 1932 (22/4) at Leiden, cause unknown, exactly four years (Notice the Pythagorean saying: Four is all) after the death of his spouse on 31 December 1928 (27/9).


On 27 December 1883 he married Marie Honigh in Koog aan de Zaan. She died 31 December 1928 in Leiden. They got a son Albert Jan born 3 June 1888 and a daughter Marie Johanna Kluijver, born 17 June 1894 at Leiden. Albert Jan Kluijver changed his birth name Kluijver in Kluyver on 12-9-1941 via the court of Breda. His father is also called Kluyver in online resources, though it should probably be Kluijver.



  • Relationship : Marriage 27 December 1883 in Koog aan de Zaan (Marie Honigh)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 3 June 1888 at 11:00 AM in Leiden (Albert Jan Kluijver)
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  • Work : New Career 28 June 1892 in Leiden (Professor at Mathematics and Physics)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 28 September 1892 in Leiden (inaugural speech "Beschouwingen over de nieuwere algebra.")
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  • Family : Adopted a child 17 June 1894 in Leiden (Marie Johanna Kluijver)
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  • Death of Mate 31 December 1928 in Leiden (31 December 1928)
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  • Work : Retired 15 September 1930 in Leiden (emeritaat)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Series A Vol 2 #3602

Leidse hoogleraren Wiskunde 1575-1975 by Gerrit van Dijk

The Dutch mathematical landscape by K. Landsman


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Math teacher at HBS, professor at Leiden)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics (professor of mathematics)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Mathematician (38 years Professor in Leiden))