Caspar Barlaeus

1584 - 1648

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Caspar Barlaeus (February 12, 1584 – January 14, 1648) was a Dutch polymath and Renaissance humanist, a theologian, poet, and historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caspar Barlaeus has received more than 29,554 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Caspar Barlaeus is the 2,717th most popular writer (down from 2,592nd in 2019), the 360th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 319th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Belgian Writer.

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Among writers, Caspar Barlaeus ranks 2,717 out of 5,794Before him are José Martínez Ruiz, Joseph D. Pistone, Thor Vilhjálmsson, Charles-Louis Philippe, Charles-Louis Havas, and Ōtomo no Yakamochi. After him are Adam Zagajewski, Ernst Wiechert, William L. Shirer, Petar Preradović, May Ziade, and Ibn Zaydún.

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Among people born in 1584, Caspar Barlaeus ranks 11Before him are Francisco de Quevedo, Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg, Yuan Chonghuan, Matthias Gallas, Cornelis de Vos, and Herman Wrangel. After him are Francis Beaumont, Grégoire de Saint-Vincent, Hu Zhengyan, and John Selden. Among people deceased in 1648, Caspar Barlaeus ranks 11Before him are Tirso de Molina, Claudia de' Medici, Joseph Calasanz, Claude Françoise de Lorraine, George I Rákóczi, and Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. After him are Vincent Voiture and Juan Gómez de Mora.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Caspar Barlaeus ranks 360 out of 899Before him are Olivier Gendebien (1924), Maria of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress (1190), Léon Delacroix (1867), Joseph Decaisne (1807), Edgar P. Jacobs (1904), and Abraham Janssens (1570). After him are Romelu Lukaku (1993), Gillis van Coninxloo (1544), Paul Anspach (1882), Prince Laurent of Belgium (1963), Louis Michel (1947), and Jaco Van Dormael (1957).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Caspar Barlaeus ranks 24Before him are Michel de Ghelderode (1898), Hendrik Conscience (1812), J.-H. Rosny aîné (1856), Heinrich von Veldeke (1150), Guido Gezelle (1830), and Jean Ray (1887). After him are Daniël Heinsius (1580), Jacob van Maerlant (1235), Camille Lemonnier (1844), FM-2030 (1930), Simon Leys (1935), and Felix Timmermans (1886).