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Hugo de Groot
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Hugo Grotius

Date of Birth: 10 April 1583

Place of Birth: Delft

Date of Death: 28 August 1645

Place of Death: Rostock


Hugo Grotius was born in Delft during the Dutch War of Independence against the Spanish Crown (1568-1648) as the first son of an intellectual Protestant family. His father, Jan Grotius, was a close friend of the famous philologist Justus Lipsius (1547-1606). At the age of 11,…

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van Liere, Lucien, “Hugo de Groot”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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