Thesaurier Generaal of the Union
The Hops were one of the Amsterdam 'Regenten' families. According to Churchill Hop was depicted as proud, haughty, but also dedicated, patriottic, eloquent, a good writer and adapt in European politics, and to have been an irreconcilable enemy of the Bourbons.
Hop made a fine career, highlights of which are him being pensionary of Amsterdam and Thesaurier General of the union, the latter his function during the war. The Thesaurier General was the dignitary that actually spend the money of the union, and as such a powerful man. He was also active in diplomatic functions, and had a big influence on foreign policy/subsidy treaties.
- 1680- 1687 Pensionary of Amsterdam
- 1699- 1725 Thesaurier Generaal of the Union
- 1702: Diplomatic mission to the king of Prussia
- 1703: Field Deputy, plays a role in the battle of Ekeren where he was present.
- 1706: Takes part in the Anglo-Dutch condominium of the occupied Southern Netherlands
- 1709: Deputy for the government of Lille and French Flanders