Hugo Grotius

Hugo Grotius

Born: April 10, 1583

Died: August 28, 1645

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Theologian

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Delbert D. Thiessen (ed.), A Sociobiology Compendium: Aphorisms, Sayings, Asides, p.18
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