Willem Johan Kolff

About Willem Johan Kolff

Birth Day: February 14, 1911
Birth Place: Germany

Willem Johan Kolff

Willem Johan Kolff was born on February 14, 1911 in Germany. Physician who replicated the function of kidneys through the world's first dialysis machine.
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🎂 Willem Johan Kolff - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Willem Johan Kolff die, Willem Johan Kolff was 97 years old.

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Occupation Doctor
Age 97 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born February 14, 1911 (Germany)
Birthday February 14
Town/City Germany
Nationality Germany

🌙 Zodiac

Willem Johan Kolff’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Willem Johan Kolff was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Physician who replicated the function of kidneys through the world's first dialysis machine.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He had five younger brothers.

Associated With

Renee Laennec was another physician whose invention, the stethoscope, helped to advance the practice of Medicine.

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