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VI People in Portrait, 51 Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1673–1743)

Kinji Akashi

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

1648-1815 — Treaties, binding force
Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1673–1743) was a son of a respectable middle-class family in Middelburg, the capital city of the Dutch province of Zeeland. Having completed his secondary education in his birthplace, he entered the University of Franeker (shut in 1816) in Friesland where he first studied theology and then law. In 1694 he obtained doctoral degree (doctor iuris utriusque) under the guidance of, inter alia, Ulrich Huber who then enjoyed a European reputation. Having completed his study at Franeker (and having endured the death of his beloved mother), van...
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