Hooft, Pieter Corneliszoon

Hooft, Pieter Corneliszoon pē´tər kôrnā´lĭsōn 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.

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