- a city in W Netherlands.
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In 1616 he proceeded, with his elder brother, to the university of Leiden.
He was educated at the university of Leiden, where he studied Plato.
- a city in the W Netherlands, in South Holland province: residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620; university (1575). Pop: 118 000 (2003 est)
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