Hooft, Pieter Corneliszoon (pēˈtər kôrnāˈlĭsōn hōft) [key], 1581–1647, Dutch historian, poet, and dramatist. His great work was a history of the revolt of the Netherlands against Spain, Nederlandsche Historien (1628–47). Hooft was also a lyric poet of the first order and introduced French and Italian Renaissance lyricisms into Dutch poetry.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.