Joost van den Vondel
Joost van den Vondel or Vondel (17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch poet, probably the most famous poet in Dutch History. He lived most of his life in Amsterdam. His writings where often about religious themes.
He is generally considered the greatest Dutch writer. During the emergence of the Dutch nation Vondel was the national poet; his occasional verse celebrated the triumphs of the United Provinces in a vigorous oratorical style. Some of his most famous works are Gysbrecht van Aemstel (1637), on a medieval Dutch theme, and the magnificent Lucifer (1654).