Septimius Florens Tertullianus (c. 150-230), a native of Carthage, the most vigorous of the Latin champions of the new faith.
TERTULLIAN (c. 155 - c. 222), whose full name was Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, is the earliest and after Augustine the greatest of the ancient church writers of the West.
Close to the harbour entrance stands the castle built by Florens V., count of Holland, in 1285.
The oldest portion was founded in 1249 by William II., count of Holland, whose son, Florens V., enlarged it and made it his residence.
The fine old hall of the knights, built by Florens, and now containing the archives of the home office, is the historic chamber in which the states of the Netherlands abjured their allegiance to Philip II.