Adriaan is the Dutch spelling of the given name Adrian. Before the 19th century the spelling Adriaen was also common, and people used the spelling interchangeably. Adriaan may refer to:



*Adriaen Backer (1635–1684), Dutch portrait painter *Adriaen Cornelisz Beeldemaker (1618–1709), Dutch Golden Age painter *Adriaen de Bie (1593–1668), Flemish painter *Adriaan Bloemaert (c. 1609 – 1666), Dutch painter *Adriaen van Bloemen (1639 – c. 1679), Flemish Baroque painter, printmaker, draughtsman and engraver *Adriaan Bonsel (1918–2011), Dutch composer *Adriaen Brouwer (1605–1638), Flemish genre painter *Adriaen Frans Boudewijns (1644–1719), Flemish landscape painter *Adriaan van der Burg (1693–1733), Dutch painter *Adriaen van der Cabel (1631–1705), Dutch painter of the Dutch school *Adriaen Frans Boudewijns (1644–1719), Flemish landscape painter, draughtsman and etcher *Adriaen Collaert (c. 1560 – 1618), Flemish designer and engraver *Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665 – 1707+), Dutch still life painter *Adriaen Pietersz Crabeth (1510–1553), Dutch Renaissance glass painter *Adriaen van Cronenburg (c. 1525 – 1604+), Dutch portrait painter *Adriaen van Diest (1655–1704), Dutch painter *Adriaan Dortsman (1635–1682), Dutch architect *Adriaen van Eemont (1626–1662), Dutch still life and landscape painter *Adriaen Foly (1664–1701), Danish painter *Adriaen van Gaesbeeck (1621–1650), Dutch genre painter *Adriaan Geuze (born 1960), Dutch landscape architect *Adriaen de Grijef (1657–1722), Dutch painter *Adriaen Hanneman (1603–1671), Dutch portrait painter *Adriaan Jozef Heymans (1839–1921), Belgian impressionist landscape painter *Adriaen Honich (1643 – c. 1684), Dutch landscape painter *Adriaen Isenbrandt (c.1485–1551), Flemish Northern Renaissance painter *Adriaen Thomasz Key (c. 1544 – c. 1599), Flemish portrait painter *Adriaen Jansz Kraen (1619–1679), Dutch still life painter *Adriaan de Lelie (1755–1820), Dutch painter *Adriaen Cornelisz van Linschoten (1590–1677), Dutch Golden Age painter *Adriaan Luteijn (born 1964), Dutch choreographer *Adriaen Matham (1590–1660), Dutch Golden Age painter, engraver and art dealer *Adriaen van Nieulandt (1587–1658), Dutch painter, draughtsman and engraver *Adriaen van Oolen (c. 1650 – 1709), Dutch bird, landscape and still life painter *Adriaen van Ostade (1610–1685), Dutch genre painter *Adriaen Oudendijck (1677–1704), Dutch landscape painter *Adriaen van Salm (c. 1660 – 1720), Dutch marine draftsman and painter *Adriaen van der Spelt (c. 1630 – 1673), Dutch Golden Age flower painter *Adriaan van Stalbemt (1580–1662), Flemish Baroque painter *Adriaen van Utrecht (1599–1652), Flemish Baroque still life painter *Adriaen Valerius (c. 1575 – 1625), Dutch poet and composer *Adriaen van de Velde (1636–1672), Dutch animal and landscape painter *Adriaen van de Venne (1589–1662), Dutch painter, miniaturist, book-illustrator and designer of political satires *Adriaen Hendriksz Verboom (1627–1673), Dutch Golden Age landscape painter *Adriaan Verbuch (fl. 1600), Dutch Golden Age painter *Adriaen Verdoel (c. 1620 – 1675), Dutch Golden Age painter *Adriaen de Vries (c. 1556 – 1626), Dutch Northern Mannerist sculptor *Adriaan Gerritsz de Vrije (c. 1570 – 1643), Dutch glass painter *Adriaen de Weever (c. 1510 – c. 1590), Flemish Renaissance painter *Adriaen van der Werff (1659–1722), accomplished Dutch painter *Adriaan Willaert (c. 1490 – 1562), Flemish composer

Scholars and scientists

*Adriaan Adriaanszoon (1571–1635), Dutch geometer and astronomer *Adriaan Anthonisz (1541–1620), Durtch mathematician and engineer, mayor of Alkmaar, father of above *Adriaan van Baarland (1486–1538), Dutch historian *Adriaan Bax (born 1956), Dutch molecular biophysicist *Adriaan Blaauw (1814–2000), Dutch astronomer *Adriaan Gilles Camper (1759–1820), Dutch mathematics and physicist *Adriaan Fokker (1887–1972), Dutch physicist and musician *Adriaan de Groot (1914–2006), Dutch chess master and psychologist *Adriaan de Groot (born 1973), Dutch computer programmer *Adriaan Heereboord (1613–1661), Dutch philosopher and logician *Adriaen de Jonghe (1511–1575), Dutch physician, classical scholar, translator, lexicographer, etc. *Adriaan Kluit (1735–1807), Dutch linguist *Adriaan Koerbagh (1633–1669), Dutch scholar and writer *Adriaan Kortlandt (1918–2009), Dutch ethologist *Adriaan van Maanen (1884–1946), Dutch–American astronomer *Adriaan Metius (1571–1635), Dutch geometer and astronomer *Adriaan Isebree Moens (1846–1891), Dutch physician and physiologist *Adriaan Nicolaas Petrus Pelzer (1915–1981), South African Afrikaans academic, historian and author *Adriaan Hendrik Johan Prins (1921–2000), Dutch Africanist and maritime anthropologist *Adriaan Reland (1676–1718), Dutch Orientalist scholar, cartographer and philologist *Adriaan van Roomen (1561–1615), Flemish mathematician *Adriaan Joseph van Rossem (1892–1949), American ornithologist *Adriaan van Royen (1704–1779), Dutch botanist *Adriaan van den Spiegel (1578–1625), Flemish anatomist *Adriaen Verwer (c. 1655 – 1717), Dutch Mennonite merchant, scholar, philosopher and linguist *Adriaan Vlacq (1600–1667), Dutch book publisher and author of mathematical tables *Adriaan Wesselink (1909–1995), Dutch astronomer *Adriaan van Wijngaarden (1916–1987), Dutch mathematician and computer scientist *Adriaan van der Willigen Pz. (1810–1876), Dutch doctor and historian *Adriaan Cornelis Zaanen (1913–2003), Dutch mathematician


*Adriaan Botha (born 1977), South African sprinter *Adriaan Carelse (born 1995), South African rugby player *Adriaan Engelbrecht (born 1990), South African rugby player *Adriaan Fondse (born 1983), South African rugby player *Adriaan Katte (1900–1991), Dutch field hockey player *Adriaan Koonings (1895–1963), Dutch footballer *Adriaan Paulen (1902–1985), Dutch athlete and president of the IAAF *Adriaan Richter (born 1966), South African rugby player *Adriaan Strauss (born 1985), South African rugby player

Statesmen, religious leaders and military leaders

*Adriaen Banckert (1615–1684), Dutch admiral *Adriaen Maertensz Block (1582–1661), successively captain, commander, and governor of the Ambon Island *Adriaan Boeyens (1459–1523), Dutch pope (Adrian VI) *Adriaan Dijxhoorn (1889–1953), Dutch Minister of Defence during the German invasion of the Netherlands in 1940 *Adriaan Engelvaart (1812–1893), Dutch military commander and politician *Adriaan van Flodroff (died 1690), Dutch Major General of cavalry *Adriaan Florensz (1459–1523), Dutch pope (Adrian VI) *Adriaan van der Meyden (fl. 1653–63), Dutch Governor of Ceylon *Adriaan Pauw (1585–1653), Grand Pensionary of Holland *Adriaan van der Stel (died 1646), Dutch governor of Mauritius *Adriaan Valckenier (1695–1751), Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1737 to 1741 *Adriaan Vlok (born 1937), South African politician

Writers, actors, film directors

*Adriaan van Dis (born 1946), Dutch author *Adriaan Ditvoorst (1940–1987), Dutch film director and screenwriter *Adriaan Kyvon (born 1947), Dutch comedian, television producer and screenwriter *Adriaan Loosjes (1761–1818), Dutch botanist, poet, novelist and publisher *Adriaan van Hees (1910–1976), Dutch actor and member of the NSB *Adriaan van Meerbeeck (1563–1627), Flemish writer and translator *Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak (born 1929), Dutch educator, editor and author *Adriaan Poirters (1605–1674), Dutch Jesuit poet and prose writer *Adriaan Roland Holst (1888–1976), Dutch writer, nicknamed the "Prince of Dutch Poets" *Adriaan van Toor (born 1942), Dutch comedian


*Adriaen van Bergen (fl. 1590), devised the plot to recapture the city of Breda from the Spanish during the Eighty Years' War *Adriaen Block (1567–1627), Dutch private trader and navigator *Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), Dutch lawyer, landowner and ethnographer in New Netherland after whom Yonkers, New York is named *Adriaan Justus Enschedé (1829–1896), Dutch archivist, collector, printer and philanthropist *Adriaan van der Hoop (1778–1854), Dutch banker *Adriaan Pelt (1892–1981), Dutch journalist, international civil servant and diplomat *Adriaan van Ravesteijn (1938–2015), Dutch gallerist and art collector *Adriaan Stoop (1856–1935), Dutch oil explorer *Adriaen Jorissen Tienpoint (fl. 1624–26), Dutch explorer of the American East coast *Adriaan Schade van Westrum (1865–1917), Dutch-American newspaper editor *Adriaan A. van der Willigen (1910–1986), Dutch philatelist


*De Adriaan, Haarlem, a windmill in Haarlem, Noord Holland {{disambiguation Category:Dutch masculine given names