Zeeman, W.P.C.

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Zeeman, W.P.C. Gender: M
Willem Pieter Cornelis Zeeman
born on 25 July 1879 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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Dutch ophthalmologist.

Zeeman studied medicine, became a physician (1904) and dissertated with distinction February 7, 1905 at Amsterdam with the thesis "Over het verband tusschen de refractie en het brekende stelsel van het oog" under professor Th. Place.

Between July 26, 1916 and July 8, 1943 and between May 7, 1945 and September 15, 1947 he was professor in ophthalmology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). His oration held on October 9, 1916 was titled "Gemeenschap en oogheelkunde" (Community and ophthalmology).

On 26 June 1942 he was arrested by the occupying Germans on political grounds. He lost his position. After the war, on May 7, 1945 he was restored in function. Colleagues later called him "the conscience of the Dutch ophthalmologists".

Zeeman deceased June 15, 1960 at Amsterdam after a long illness (age 80).


Zeeman married 11 October 1906 at Amsterdam Carolina Hendrika Pouw (29 March 1885, Amsterdam - 19 Jan 1980, Amsterdam). They got two children: Maria Catharina Wilhelmina Elisabeth (Mies) Zeeman (1908-1943) and Wim (Jim) Zeeman (1919-2011).


  • other associate with Brouwer, Bernardus (born 23 March 1881). Notes: neurological ablation experiments
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Place, Thomas (born 13 December 1842). Notes: his promotor
  • (has as) student relationship with Dinger, J.E. (born 28 December 1892). Notes: promotor of Dinger in 1918


  • Work : Gain social status 7 February 1905 in Amsterdam (thesis)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 26 July 1916 in Amsterdam (professor of ophthalmology)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 26 June 1942 in Amsterdam (arrested on political grounds)
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  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 8 July 1943 in Amsterdam (fired on political grounds)
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  • Social : Begin a program of study 7 May 1945 in Amsterdam (rehabilitation after WW2)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Series A, vol 2 #2551


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (professor of ophthalmology)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (ophthalmologist)