Hugo Grotius was forced to swim ashore after his ship sank

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They Built a Better World: The Rebel Who Made The Rules. Hugo Grotius, tried for treason in 1619 but who escaped his fortress prison, was later appointed the Swedish ambassador in Paris. During a visit to the Queen of Sweden, his ship was caught in a storm and sank and Grotius was forced to swim ashore. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 518 (18 December 1971).

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