Lieuwe (Leo) van Aitzema

Lieuwe (Leo) van Aitzema (19 November 1600, in Dokkum, in the Province of Friesland – 23 February 1669) was a Dutch historian, diplomat, and secret agent. He studied at the local University of Franeker and graduated from the University of Orleans in France. In 1617, he published a volume of original poetry (in Latin), entitled […]

Cornelis van Bynkershoek

Cornelis van Bynkershoek, (born May 29, 1673, Middelburg, Zeeland, Neth.—died April 16, 1743, The Hague), Dutch jurist who helped develop international law along positivist lines. Bynkershoek studied law at Franeker University and was admitted to the bar at The Hague. In 1703 he was appointed a member of the supreme court of Holland and Zeeland, becoming president of the court in […]