Robert Feenstra is dead

2. März 2013

On the evening of Saturday 2nd March 2013, Robert Feenstra, doyen of Dutch and European legal historians, died at the age of ninety-two years. Until his last days he was still working at his desk, the immaculate accuracy and eye for detail for which his scholarship was celebrated remaining undiminished to the end. The world of legal history has lost an irreplaceable thesaurus of knowledge which spanned the whole spectrum of legal history from ancient Roman law to the European jurists of the Modern Period. But the fruits of a lifetime's pursuit of knowledge will be preserved for future generations of scholars in the extensive and meticulous notes which accompany the books and articles of which he was so prolific.


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