The name of an aristocratic 17th-century Brussels family renowned for its jurists, the Christyn family included Jan Baptist I, born in Brussels on 22 February 1630. He served as chancellor of Brabant (from 1687) and died in Brussels on 25 October 1690. His brother Libert-Frans was born on 29 June 1639 and served on the Council of Brabant and as vice chancellor of Brabant. He died in Brussels on 10 June 1717. Their nephew Jan Baptist II, born on 2 November 1659, served on the Council of Brabant. He wrote a commentary on the liberties and customs of Brussels in 1689 and died in the city on 18 September 1707.

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