Willem Johan Kolff

Willem Johan Kolff bio

Birth Name: Willem Johan Kolff

Occupation: Doctor

Place Of Birth: Germany

Date Of Birth: February 14, 1911

Date Of Death: February 11, 2009

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Willem Johan Kolff was born on the 14th of February, 1911. He was famous for being a Doctor. Physician who replicated the function of kidneys through the world’s first dialysis machine.

Willem Johan Kolff was born in Germany. While fighting in the Dutch Resistance during World War II, he built the first artificial kidney. He built the first dialysis machine with parts scavenged around from the war, and even included part of a wrecked German fighter plane.

Willem Johan Kolff was a Aquarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Willem Johan Kolff was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Willem Johan Kolff is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Willem Johan Kolff’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Willem Johan Kolff’s parents.

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Willem Johan Kolff was born in the Year of the Pig.

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REAL NAME: Willem Johan Kolff
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Willem Johan Kolff was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Willem Johan Kolff was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Willem Johan Kolff had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Willem Johan Kolff’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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