Joost van den Vondel

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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.[1]

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).[2]


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