Hugo Grotius was born #onthisday of 10th April 1583 A.D. and died 28th August 1645 A.D. he was a Dutch jurist. Amongst his earlier works alongside Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentile. They laid some of the foundations for international law based on natural law.

Hugo was a teenage intellectual prodigy, he was imprisoned for his involvement and actions in an intra-Calvnist dispute of the Dutch Republic. He was able to escape and hide in chest of books. His major works were written during most of the time he was an exile in France.