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Johannes Basius (c. 1540, Leeuwarden – 11 September 1596, Delft) was born in Friesland, and studied at Leuven and afterwards in France, where he was made a doctor of law. He became then an advocate in his native country and an agent and adviser of Prince William of Orange. He wrote Paradoxorum Disputationem Juris Civilis. Basius died as secretary of the senate at Delft, in Holland.


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