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Hugo Grotius

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Grotius, Hugo (1583–1645), Dutch jurist, considered the founder of international law. In 1619 he was condemned to life imprisonment for his political activity, but he escaped to Paris. There he wrote On the Law of War and Peace (1625), a study of all the laws of humanity with an emphasis on rules of conduct applying to states, nations, and individuals.

See also: International law.

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