Witt, Johannes de
- A. J. Hoenselaars
Witt, Johannes de (c. 1566–1622), humanist and visitor to London, was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the son of Steven de Witt (d. 1572), knight, and his second wife, Machteld Bruininck Foeck. De Witt was descended from a respectable Utrecht family, several of whose members had distinguished themselves as legal specialists in public office. When ...