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...Drebbel, Cornelis Jacobsz Drebbel was born in Alkmaar in 1572. It is likely that his father Jacob Janszoon Dremmel (Dremmel was the original name of the family) was a landowner or farmer. It is assumed that Drebbel was an Anabaptist...
...Reneri, Henricus Gutberleth, Heinrich (Henricus) Heinrich (Henricus) Gutberleth was born in 1572 – the exact date of his birth is not known – in Hersfeld (Nassau, Germany). His father was a member of the magistracy. After a first education...
...Makdowell, William The Eternal Edict that established an Academy at Groningen, University of Groningen (1614) (see University of Groningen) prescribed a course of philosophy and the artes liberales, not in Platonic or Aristotelian...
...Reneri, Henricus Henricus Reneri was born in Huy (in the Liège region) in 1593, presumably under the name of Henri Regnier. In preparation for the priesthood he studied theology and philosophy in Louvain. Under the influence of Calvin...
...Dam, Daniel van (Dammius) Holwarda, Johannes Phocylides Daniel van Dam (Dammius) was born in 1594 in Witmarsum. He studied in Franeker and obtained the degree of Master of Arts in 1621 after he had already gained that of Doctor of Law....
...Huygens, Constantijn Descartes, René Huygens, Christiaan Constantijn Huygens was born on 4 September 1596, the son of a former secretary of William of Orange (1533–84). After a private education that was characterized by its broadness, he...
...Enden, Franciscus van den Franciscus van den Enden was born in Antwerp on 9 February 1602. His parents, Joannes van den Enden and Barbara Janssens, although mere weavers by profession, were able to send him to an Augustinian school. He...
...Bootius, Gerard and Arnold Born in the town of Gorinchem, in 1604 and 1606 respectively, the brothers Gerard and Arnold Boot (also known as De Boot, Boots, Bootius – or ‘Boate’, in an English spelling that corresponds to the Dutch...
...Goor, Arnoldus, van Arnoldus van Goor was born in Moers, Germany, in 1607 and died in his native county some time after 1665. He studied philosophy and theology in Germany (Helmstedt and Bremen, 1624–6), The Netherlands ( Franeker...
...Stampioen Jr, Jan Janszoon Jan Janszoon Stampioen Jr was born in Rotterdam in 1610. His father taught navigational theory and acted as surveyor and gauger. He was also named Jan Janszoon and the literature sometimes confuses the names...