An Enlightened Education
At the end of the eighteenth century, we hear for the first time the voice of a child in a diary: Otto van Eck, who was born in 1780. He was the son of Lambert van Eck and Charlotte Vockestaert. The Van Eck family had held positions such as mayor and judge for many generations. Otto’s father was a judge for the Provincial Council of Brabant. The family lived in The Hague during the winter and summered in a country estate not far away, near Delft.
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