Gerard van Loon

Baptism date: 
January 17, 1683
Burial date: 
August 29, 1758

His family owned the extensive bewery, the Verkeerde Wereld, on the east side of the Brabanste Turfmarkt. Van Loon was educated at Leuven, where he was a student of the Jansenist Antony Cink, and at Leiden.

He was a lawyer and wrote several historical studies, including one of Dutch historical medals, so he is also considered a numismatist.

Leeuwenhoek addressed one of the Send-Brieven to him. It was about hops, a topic related to both of their families. It is dated a month before Leeuwenhoek received a medal from the faculty at Louvain, handed over to him in the presence of a notary by van Loon.

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