Johannes de Laet
|1581||born in Antwerpen (Belgium) on October 15|
|1585||family left for Leiden|
|1597-1602||studied philosophy, among others with J.J. Scaliger, Leiden University|
|1605||student theology, Leiden University|
|1621-1649||co-founder and director of the Dutch West India compagny|
|1649||died in Leiden|
Besides works on the West Indies and the West Indian Compagny, De Laet wrote one work on India:
1631 De imperio Magni Mogolis sive India Vera commentarius e varĳs auctoribus congestus, Lvgdvni Batavorvm (Leiden).
1928 The empire of the great Mogol: a translation of De Laet’s ‘Description of India and Fragments of Indian History’, transl. by J.S. Hoyland and annot. by S.N. Banerjee, Bombay 1928.