Hugo Grotius

1583 - 1645

Hugo Grotius

Hugo Grotius (; 10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645), also known as Huig de Groot (Dutch: [ˈɦœyɣ də ɣroːt]) or Hugo de Groot (Dutch: [ˈɦyɣoː də ɣroːt]), was a Dutch humanist, diplomat, lawyer, theologian and jurist. A teenage intellectual prodigy, he was born in Delft and studied at Leiden University. He was imprisoned for his involvement in the intra-Calvinist disputes of the Dutch Republic, but escaped hidden in a chest of books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Grotius has received more than 662,263 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Hugo Grotius ranks 1 out of 49After him are Al-Shafi‘i, J. Edgar Hoover, Carlo Buonaparte, Ulpian, Gaius, Henri La Fontaine, Louis Renault, Aemilius Papinianus, Charles Albert Gobat, Al-Nawawi, and Tobias Asser.

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Among people born in 1583, Hugo Grotius ranks 1After him are Albrecht von Wallenstein, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Axel Oxenstierna, Sasaki Kojirō, Pieter Lastman, Jacob De la Gardie, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Orlando Gibbons, Eleanor of Prussia, and Denis Pétau. Among people deceased in 1645, Hugo Grotius ranks 1After him are Miyamoto Musashi, Michael of Russia, William Laud, Li Zicheng, Francisco de Quevedo, Nur Jahan, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Feng Menglong, Anthony van Diemen, Eudoxia Streshneva, and William Lawes.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Hugo Grotius ranks 12 out of 908Before him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), and Mata Hari (1876). After him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Abel Tasman (1603), and Daniel Bernoulli (1700).

Among LAWYERS In Netherlands

Among lawyers born in Netherlands, Hugo Grotius ranks 1After him are Tobias Asser (1838).