Jacob Hop

Thesaurier Generaal of the Union

1654-1725

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.

Career