Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday
Hugo de Groot – Dutch jurist who helped lay the foundations for international law
Hugo Grotius (also known as Huig de Groot or Hugo de Groot; 10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645) worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, theologian, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet.
Elder of Colonial Cycle – Puritan Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1584-1614)