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Born: April 10, 1583

Died: August 28, 1645 (aged 62)

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Theologian

Bio: Hugo Grotius, also known as Huig de Groot, Hugo Grocio or Hugo de Groot, was 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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