Seventeenth century Dutch jurist, author of De Jure Belli ac Pacis


Hugo Grotius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot, or Hugo de Groot; Delft, 10th April 1583 - Rostock, 28th August 1645) worked as a jurist in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) and laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet. ..."


10 Apr 1583, in Delft, Netherlands


28 Aug 1645, in Rostock, Germany


Huig de Groot (Hugo Grotius)
Oregon State University, Philosophy Department


America's Two Just Wars: 1775 and 1861, by Murray N. Rothbard, The Costs of War, May 1994
Based on a talk given at the Mises Institute's Costs of War conference, published in The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories, John V. Denson (editor)
"Much of 'classical international law' theory, developed by ... the Dutch Protestant Scholastic Grotius and by 18th- and 19th-century jurists, was an explanation of the criteria for a just war. ... Hugo Grotius and conservative natural lawyers believed that the delegation of sovereignty, once transferred, was irrevocable, so that sovereignty must reside permanently in the king."

Books Authored

On The Law Of War And Peace, 1625
Partial contents: On War and Right - Inquiry Into the Lawfulness of War - Defense of Person and Property - On the Unjust Causes of War - The Causes of Undertaking War for Others - What is Lawful in War - Respecting Those Who are Neutral in War
Related Topic: War