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Gretha SmitWiki Gretha Smit (born January 20, 1976 in Rouveen) is a Dutch speed skater.
Tim SmitWiki Tim Smit (born 1954) is a Netherlands-born British businessman, famous for his work on the 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' and the Eden Project, both in Cornwall, England.
Michiel SmitWiki Michiel Smit (Maasland, Netherlands, 21 August 1976) is a Dutch politician and leader of Nieuw Rechts, a conservative political party.
Joseph SmitWiki Joseph Smit (1836 - 1929) was a Dutch zoological illustrator.
John SmitWiki John William Smit (born 3 April 1978 in Pietersburg, South Africa) is the 50th and current captain of the South African national rugby union team, the Springboks.
Jane SmitWiki Jane Smit (born 24 December 1972 at Ilkeston, Derbyshire) is an English cricketer and former member of the England team.
Willem SmitWiki Willem Smit (born 1935) was formerly an operative for the United States Central Intelligence Agency in Africa and South America.
Leo SmitWiki Leopold (Leo) Smit (Amsterdam, 14 May 1900 Sobib?r, 30 April 1943) was a Dutch composer, killed during The Holocaust.
Robert SmitWiki Robert Smit was a member of South Africa's National Party, and was murdered together with his wife Jean-Cora in 1977.
Minouche SmitWiki Minouche Smit (born 6 March 1975 in Hoorn, Noord-Holland) is a former freestyle and medley swimmer from the Netherlands, who competed for her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kick SmitWiki Johannes Chrishostomos "Kick" Smit (3 November 1911 at Bloemendaal ? 1 July 1974 at Haarlem) was a Dutch footballer.
Jan SmitWiki Johannes Hendricus Maria "Jan" Smit (born 31 December 1985 in Volendam, Netherlands) is a Dutch pop music and schlager singer.
Arie SmitWiki Adrianus Wilhelmus (Arie) Smit (born April 15, 1916, Zaandam), is a Dutch-born Indonesian painter living on Bali.
Arvid SmitWiki Arvid Smit (born December 12, 1980 in Heerhugowaard, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch footballer playing for FC Volendam.
Peter SmitWiki Peter "The Hurricane" Smit (December 24, 1961 ? August 15, 2005) was a Dutch kyokushin karateka who mastered such different fight disciplines as kyokushin karate, kickboxing and muay thai.
Marnix SmitWiki Marnix Smit (born 10 December 1975) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Heracles Almelo.
Wisse Alfred Pierre SmitWiki Wisse Alfred Pierre Smit (6 December 1903, Heumen ? 20 June 1986) was a poet and an influential Dutch literary historian.
Carola SmitWiki Carola Sier-Smit (born: September 1, 1963, Volendam, the Netherlands) is a Dutch singer and, since March 25, 1984, a member of Dutch pop band BZN.
Alexander SmitWiki Alexander Roelof Smit (born October 2, in Geldrop) is a Dutch baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds organization, playing for their Double-A affiliate the Carolina Mudcats.
Leo SmitWiki Leo Smit (January 12, 1921 ? December 12, 1999) was an American composer of contemporary classical music.
Klaas SmitWiki Klaas Smit (Volendam, 11 November 1930 ? Edam, 20 February 2008) was a Dutch football player.
Arij SmitWiki Arij Smit (July 7, 1907 ? April 30, 1970) was a Dutch boxer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Theo SmitWiki Theo Smit (born 5 April 1951 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch professional road bicycle racer.
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Yasemin SmitWiki Yasemin Smit (born November 21, 1984 in Amsterdam) is a water polo player of the Netherlands who represents the Dutch national team in international competitions.
Marjan SmitWiki Marjan Smit (born September 29, 1975 in Breda) is a Dutch softball player, who represents the Dutch national team in international competitions.
Paul SmitWiki Paul Albertus Smit (born 23 March 1953 near Otavi, Otjozondjupa Region) is a Namibian politician and farmer.
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