Gorp, Netherlands

Gorp is a hamlet in the municipality of Hilvarenbeek, in the south of the Netherlands near its border with Belgium. Once historically separate from Hilvarenbeek, it has become a de facto neighborhood of the larger town.

Gorp was the birthplace of physician, linguist, and humanist Johannes Goropius Becanus (1519-1572), whose Latinized surname is derived from the town's name.

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