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Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Hugo de Groot – Dutch jurist who helped lay the foundations for international law

Hugo Grotius - Portrait by Michiel Jansz van M...
Hugo Grotius – Portrait by Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, 1631 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

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