Rangaku (Japanese: 蘭学) literally translated as 'Dutch Learning' and by extension 'Western Learning' in sakoku Japan. //
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Sunday, July 3, 2016
On the left side of Rotterdam's Townhall seats the statue of Hugo Grotius (or Hugo de Groot). Born in Delft, he was a prodigy child that mastered Latin and Greek early at his age. Hugo served as a pensionery (mayor) of Rotterdam in 1613 and he is the founder of International Law.