In the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic, roughly equivalent to the later half of the 17th century, the Muiderkring was the name given to a group of figures in the arts and sciences who regularly met a...
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Jan Vos (poet)
Jan Jansz. Vos (baptised 4 March 1612 in Amsterdam [1] – buried 12 July 1667 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch playwright and poet. A glassmaker by trade (in that position he provided all windows for t...
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Joost van den Vondel
Joost van den Vondel ([ˈjoːst fɑn dɛn ˈvɔndəl]; 17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century...
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Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (16 March 1581 in Amsterdam – 21 May 1647 in The Hague) - Knight in the Order of Saint Michael - was a Dutch historian, poet and playwright from the period known as the Dutch...
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Gerardus Vossius
Gerrit Janszoon Vos (1577 – 19 March 1649), often known by his Latin name Gerardus Vossius, was a Dutch classical scholar and theologian.
He was the son of Johannes (Jan) Vos, a Protestant from th...
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Caspar Barlaeus
Caspar Barlaeus (February 12, 1584 – January 14, 1648) was a Dutch polymath and Renaissance humanist, a theologian, poet, and historian.
Born Caspar (Kaspar) van Baerle in Antwerp, Barlaeus' paren...
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Laurens Reael
Laurens Reael (22 October 1583 – 21 October 1637) was an employee of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1616 to 1619 and an admiral of the Dutch n...
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Jacob Cats
Jacob Cats (10 November 1577 – 12 September 1660) was a Dutch poet, humorist, jurist and politician. He is most famous for his emblem books.
Having lost his mother at an early age, and being adopt...
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Maria Tesselschade Visscher
Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, also called Maria Tesselschade Roemersdochter Visscher or Tesselschade (March 25, 1594 – June 20, 1649) was a Dutch poet and engraver.
Tesselschade was ...
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Anna Visscher
Anna Roemers Visscher (ca. 2 February 1584 – 6 December 1651) was a Dutch artist, poet, and translator.Anna Roemers Visscher, well known for her literary work, was the eldest daughter of Amsterdam mer...
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Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero (16 March 1585 – 23 August 1618) was a Dutch poet and playwright in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age.
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero was born on 16 March ...
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Constantijn Huygens
Sir Constantijn Huygens (4 September 1596 – 28 March 1687), was a Dutch Golden Age poet and composer. He was secretary to two Princes of Orange: Frederick Henry and William II, an...
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Roemer Visscher
Roemer Pieterszoon Visscher (1547 – 19 February 1620) was a successful Dutch merchant and writer of the Dutch Golden Age.
Visscher was born in and lived in Amsterdam and was an important and centr...
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Albert Burgh
Albert Coenraadsz. Burgh (1593 – 24 December 1647) was a Dutch physician who was mayor of Amsterdam and a councillor in the Admiralty of Amsterdam.
Burgh was born into a rich brewer's family...
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Johan van Brosterhuysen
Johan (Jan) van Brosterhuysen, also spelled "Brosterhuisen" (ca. 1596 – 1650) was a Dutch botanist, engraver, writer, and translator. At age 14 he was registered as a gownsman on 3 June 1610 at L...
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (/ˈjɑːn ˈpiːtərsoʊn ˈsweɪlɪŋk/; Deventer, April or May, 1562 – Amsterdam, 16 October 1621) was a Dutch composer, organist, and pedagogue whose work straddled the e...
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