Bought the house and shop on the west side of the Hippolytusbuurt

Date: 
February 16, 1655

Seven months after getting married, Leeuwenhoek bought the house and shop on the west side of the Hippolytusbuurt, het Gulden Hoofd (golden head) (C0154). The house's windows had probably been blown out by the Thunderclap the previous October.

Leeuwenhoek paid Johan Lieftingh (1604-1684), an apothecary, 5,000 florins, 4,000 mortgaged. The 1,000 probably came from his grandfather's bequest in 1643. Andries Bogaert notary 0161 inv no 1888? On the house: waarbrief 5r075 on ONA inv. 281-283 fol. 936v2 and waarbrief 4f259v on fol. 936r1.

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ONA Delft inv. 1888

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