A.Th. Van Deursen

The Netherlands, 1931 - 2011

Arie Theodorus van Deursen was Professor of New History at VU Amsterdam, specializing in the relations between religious groups in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Netherlands. His first major study was Bavianen en Slijkgeuzen (1974), which was followed by works such as Mensen van klein vermogen (1991), Maurits van Nassau 1567-1625 (2000) and De admiraal (2007). Van Deursen wrote a large number of books as well as articles.