About Pieter van Leeuwen
LEEUWEN (der Leeuw), Peter van — (1592–1652) Peter van Leeuwen was born in Utrecht presumably, in 1592. On 15 March 1628 he matriculated at Leiden University as a student of philosophy. In October 1640 he became a member of the Vroedschap of Utrecht. On 26 September 1647 Van Leeuwen married Geertruyd ten Grootenhuys (1625–1698) in Amsterdam. They had three children: Dideric (†1648), Geertruijt (b.1649) and Henderika Joanna (b.1651). On 13 June 1648 Van Leeuwen made his will in Utrecht before a notary public, Gerrit Houtman. Together with Frederik *Ruysch Van Leeuwen was Burgomaster of Utrecht from 1651 to 1652. He was also a deputy of the Statesof Utrecht to the States General in The Hague. On 27 September 1652 Van Leeuwen died in Utrecht. He was buried in the ‘Domkerk’.