9 Groundbreaking Early Submarines
The deep-sea submersibles and nuclear subs of today can trace their origins back to the 1500s. The world’s first “underwater boats” were little more than glorified diving bells powered by pedals and h...
Jacob Cats
Jacob Cats (10 November 1577 – 12 September 1660) was a Dutch poet, humorist, jurist and politician. He is most famous for his emblem books.
Having lost his mother at an early age, and being adopt...
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9 Groundbreaking Early Submarines
The deep-sea submersibles and nuclear subs of today can trace their origins back to the 1500s. The world’s first “underwater boats” were little more than glorified diving bells powered by pedals and h...
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (16 March 1581 in Amsterdam – 21 May 1647 in The Hague) - Knight in the Order of Saint Michael - was a Dutch historian, poet and playwright from the period known as the Dutch...
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Hugo Grotius
Hugo Grotius (/ˈɡroʊʃiəs/; 10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645), also known as Huig de Groot, Hugo Grocio or Hugo de Groot ([ˈɦyɣoː də ɣroːt]), was a jurist in the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vi...
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Petrus Scriverius
Petrus Scriverius, the Latinized form of Peter Schrijver or Schryver (12 January 1576 – 30 April 1660), was a Dutch writer and scholar on the history of Holland and Belgium.He was born at Haarlem, and...
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Maria Tesselschade Visscher
Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, also called Maria Tesselschade Roemersdochter Visscher or Tesselschade (March 25, 1594 – June 20, 1649) was a Dutch poet and engraver.
Tesselschade was ...
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Pieter Bor
Pieter Bor, or Pieter Christiaensz Bor (1559-1635) was a Dutch Golden Age writer and historian. His portrait was painted by Frans Hals in 1634, and it was engraved for his book in 1637.
He was bor...
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Caspar Barlaeus
Caspar Barlaeus (February 12, 1584 – January 14, 1648) was a Dutch polymath and Renaissance humanist, a theologian, poet, and historian.
Born Caspar (Kaspar) van Baerle in Antwerp, Barlaeus' paren...
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Simon Bosboom
Simon Bosboom (1614, Emden – 1662, Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age architect and writer.
He was active as an architect in England and Germany, before working on an almshouse for the city ...
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Constantijn Huygens
Sir Constantijn Huygens (4 September 1596 – 28 March 1687), was a Dutch Golden Age poet and composer. He was secretary to two Princes of Orange: Frederick Henry and William II, an...
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Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero (16 March 1585 – 23 August 1618) was a Dutch poet and playwright in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age.
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero was born on 16 March ...
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Ordinum Hollandiae ac Westfrisiae pietas
Ordinum Hollandiae ac Westfrisiae pietas (The Piety of the States of Holland and Westfriesland) is a 1613 book on church polity by Hugo Grotius. It was the first publication of Grotius, a prominent ju...
Theodorus Schrevelius
Theodorus Schrevelius (25 July 1572 – 2 December 1649) was a Dutch Golden Age writer and poet.
He was born in Haarlem, and in 1591 went to study Greek and Latin at the University of Leiden. ...
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Joost van den Vondel
Joost van den Vondel ([ˈjoːst fɑn dɛn ˈvɔndəl]; 17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century...
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Johannes Munnicks
Johannes Munnicks or Jean Munniks, Munnix, Munnicx, Munnigk, Munick, Jan Munnickius (16 October 1652 – 10 June 1711) was a Dutch Golden Age medical doctor and writer from the Northern Netherland...
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Johan van Brosterhuysen
Johan (Jan) van Brosterhuysen, also spelled "Brosterhuisen" (ca. 1596 – 1650) was a Dutch botanist, engraver, writer, and translator. At age 14 he was registered as a gownsman on 3 June 1610 at L...
Cornelis Drebbel
Cornelis Jacobszoon Drebbel (1572 – 7 November 1633) was the Dutch builder of the first navigable submarine in 1620. Drebbel was an innovator who contributed to the development of measurement and cont...
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Maria de Wilde
Maria de Wilde (7 January 1682 – 11 April 1729) was a Dutch engraver and playwright of the Dutch Republic. She was born and died in Amsterdam, where she played an active part in the upper-class bourge...
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Pieter Cornelisz van der Morsch
Pieter Cornelisz van der Morsch (1543 – 1628), was a man in Leiden best known today for his portrait that was painted by Frans Hals in 1616.According to K.van der Laan he was the Leiden Beadle a...
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De jure belli ac pacis
De jure belli ac pacis (English: On the Law of War and Peace) is a 1625 book in Latin, written by Hugo Grotius and published in Paris, on the legal status of war. It is now regarded as a foundatio...
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Nicolaes Boddingius
Nicolaes Boddingius, or Bodding van Laer (2 August 1605 (baptised) – 1669) was a schoolmaster, writer and minister in the Netherlands.
He was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, the fifth child of Jacob...
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Daniel Heinsius
Daniel Heinsius (or Heins) (9 June 1580 – 25 February 1655) was one of the most famous scholars of the Dutch Renaissance.
Heinsius was born in Ghent. The troubles of the Spanish war drove h...
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Jacob Westerbaen
Ridder Jacob Westerbaen (7 September 1599 – 31 March 1670), heer (squire) of Brantwyck-en-Ghybelant, was a Dutch poet.
Westerbaen was born in The Hague, the son of a rope maker, and was initially ...
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Samuel Ampzing
Samuel Ampzing (24 June 1590 – 29 July 1632) was a Dutch minister, poet and purist.
Born to the minister Johannes Ampzing in Haarlem, in 1616 Samuel became a minister himself at Rijsoord in ...
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Ignatius Walvis
Ignatius Walvis (1653, Utrecht – 1714, Gouda), was an 18th-century priest, historian, and writer from the Netherlands.
He was the son of the painter Johan Baptist Walvis who moved from Antwe...
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Heiman Dullaart
Heyman Dullaert or Dullaart (Rotterdam, 6 February 1636 - Rotterdam, 6 May 1684) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and poet.
He was a student of Rembrandt, but was better known for his poetry than fo...
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Roemer Visscher
Roemer Pieterszoon Visscher (1547 – 19 February 1620) was a successful Dutch merchant and writer of the Dutch Golden Age.
Visscher was born in and lived in Amsterdam and was an important and centr...
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History of Calvinist-Arminian debate
The history of the Calvinist–Arminian debate, a theological dispute originally amongst Dutch Protestants, dates back to the early 17th century. Its points remain at issue as the basis of current disag...
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