Grotius, Hugo
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Dutch teacher of constitutional law, polymath and statesman. Born Delft 10. 4. 1583, died after a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea at Rostock, 28. 8. 1645. Studied as an 11-year-old at Univ. of Leiden; 1607 advocaat-fiscaal to the States of Holland. Syndic of the city of Rotterdam 1613. Follower of the Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, who was executed in the course of the so-called Remonstrant Dispute of 1619; arrested that same year and sentenced to life imprisonment. …

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Leonhardt, Jürgen, “Grotius, Hugo”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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