Gallery of humanist philosophers, religious thinkers, politicians and influential merchants of the
Northern- and Southern Netherlands
(...being aware of the fact that politics and trade, science, religion and philosophy were more integrated disciplines than we tend to think nowadays.
Thus the categorization below can be considered as rather rigid)

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rudolf agricola
wessel gansfort
Rudolf Agricola (1444-1485)
Wessel Gansfort (1419-1489)
desiderius erasmus
dirck volckertsz coornhert
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)
Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert (1522-1590)
Hugo de groot
Hugo de Groot (1583-1645)
franciscus gomarus
Franciscus Gomarus (1563-1641)
Jacobus Arminius ( -1609)
gijsbertus voetius
anna schurman
Gisbertus Voetius (1589 -1676)
Anna Schurman (1607-1678)
johannes coccejus
Johannes Coccejus (1603-1669)
johan van oldenbarneveld
Johan van Oldenbarneveld (1547-1619)
Politics and trade
cornelis bicker
pieter de la court
Cornelis Bicker (1591-1654)
Pieter de la Court (1618-1685)
lodewijk de geer
jacob trip
Lodewijk de Geer (1587-1652)
Jacob Trip (1575-1661)
Art and politics
jacob cats
pieter cornelisz hooft
Jacob Cats (1577-1660)
P.C. Hooft (1581-1647)
christiaan huygens
hermann boerhaave
Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695)
Hermann Boerhaave (1668-1738)
Aka: Charles L'Escluse (1526-1609)
Antonius Leeuwenhoek (1672-1723)