Hugo Grotius
b. April 10, 1583 – d. August 28, 1645 • Arminian • Author
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Grotius, Hugo
Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645), Huig de Groot, Dutch jurist and theologian. He was the descendant of an influential family of Delft. A very precocious boy, at the age of 12 he went to *Leiden university, where he was deeply influenced by humanism (J. J. *Scaliger). At the age of 15 he accompanied J. van Oldenbarnevelt
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Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645)
Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645)Born in 1583, Hugo Grotius was even in his youth proclaimed the ‘miracle of Holland’. As a latter-day humanist he made a broad contribution to the political and literary life of his times. Having held the office of Advocate-Fiscal of Holland (1607–13), it was in his role as
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Grotius, Hugo
Grotius, Hugo(1583–1645). In one of the most significant books of the early modern period—De Jure Belli ac Pacis (On the Law of War and Peace, 1625)—Hugo Grotius laid the guidelines by which international law has been developed in the 20th century. Grotius has been called “a man of all-embracing learning.”
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Grotius (Hugo) (1583–1645).—Born at Delft, Netherlands; died at Rostock, Germany. A celebrated Dutch jurist, theologian, statesman, and poet, the founder of science of international law. He was made pensionary of Rotterdam in 1613; as a Remonstrant leader was condemned to life imprisonment at Loevestein
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Grotius, Hugo
Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645). Dutch Calvinist frequently considered the founder of international law. He expressed his sympathy toward ⇒Arminius and rejected the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. As a result, he was imprisoned, but he escaped and fled to France. There he wrote his great work De jure
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Grotius, Hugo
Grotius, HugoHugo Grotius (1583–1645) defended the theology of J. Arminius, and attacked a full-scale Calvinist theology. He also followed a political career, becoming advocate-fiscal of Holland from 1607 to 1613. This led, however, to his arrest and imprisonment in 1618–1619. He escaped in 1621 and
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Grotius, Hugo
Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645). A Dutch humanist theologian and jurist, Grotius wrote with passion and elegance against senseless wars, which in his day were often fought on religious grounds. Grotius rebelled against the *Calvinism so prevalent in his native Holland and wrote Resolution for Peace in the
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Grotius, Hugo
Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645). A Dutch jurist, statesman, theologian, and historian who was born at Delft and educated at the University of Leiden. After practicing law and holding public office, in 1613 he was appointed pensionary of Rotterdam, a post that included a seat in the States General of Holland
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Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645)
GROTIUS, HUGO (1583–1645)Huig de Groot was a Dutch jurist, publicist, statesman and theologian. Precocious in study and attainment, Grotius imbibed rational humanism from both his family and his studies at Leiden University which he entered in 1595. After being granted the degree of LL.D by the University
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Grotius, Hugo
Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645)Humanistic, Arminian writerBorn in Delft (the Netherlands), Hugo Grotius (Huigh de Groot) was nurtured in an environment conducive to academic life. He wrote Latin poetry at eight, attended the University of Leiden (where his father was curator) at eleven, and received the