Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age literature
Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age literature is the literature written in the Dutch language in the Low Countries from around 1550 to around 1700. This period saw great political and religious changes ...
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Chamber of rhetoric
Chambers of rhetoric (Dutch: rederijkerskamers) were dramatic societies in the Low Countries. Their members are called Rederijkers (singular - Rederijker), from the French word 'rhétoricien', and ...
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The Souterliedekens (literal: Psalter-songs) is a Dutch metrical psalter, published in 1540 in Antwerp, and which remained very popular throughout the century. The metrical rhyming psalms were - proba...
Eighty Years' War
The Eighty Years' War, or Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648), began as a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces against the political and religious hegemony of Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the H...
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Philips van Marnix, lord of Sint-Aldegonde
Philips of Marnix, Lord of Saint-Aldegonde, Lord of West-Souburg (Dutch: Filips van Marnix, heer van Sint-Aldegonde, heer van West-Souburg, French: Philippe de Marnix, seigneur de Sainte-Aldegonde; Br...
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Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert
Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert (1522 – 29 October 1590), also known as Theodore Cornhert, was a Dutch writer, philosopher, translator, politician and theologian. Coornhert is often considered the...
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Dutch Golden Age
The Dutch Golden Age (Dutch: Gouden Eeuw [ˈɣʌu̯də(n) ˈeːu̯]) was a period in Dutch history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Self Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar
Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar is a 1659 oil on canvas painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt. It has been noted as a self-portrayal of subtle and somber qualities, a work in which may ...
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Wilhelmus Beurs
Wilhelmus Beurs (1656, Dordrecht – 1700, Zwolle), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
According to Houbraken he was the son of a shoemaker and a quick study who was able to produce a good landsc...
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Cornelis Beelt
Cornelis Beelt (born 1602/1612 – died 1664/1702), was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.
According to the RKD though older sources claim he was born in Rotterdam in 1640, this is impossib...
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Cornelis Danckerts de Ry
Cornelis Danckerts de Ry (1561–1634) was a Dutch Golden Age architect and sculptor.
Danckerts was born and died in Amsterdam. According to the RKD he was the son of the architect Cornelis D...
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Philips Wouwerman
Philips Wouwerman (also Wouwermans) (24 May 1619 (baptized) – 19 May 1668) was a Dutch painter of hunting, landscape and battle scenes.
Philips Wouwerman was one of the most versatile and prolific...
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Hubert van Ravesteyn
Hubert van Ravesteyn was a Dutch painter of interiors and cattle, the son of Herman van Ravesteyn. He was born at Dordrecht in 1638 and died there between 1683 and 1691. He was married 22 December 166...
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The Stoning of Saint Stephen
The Stoning of Saint Stephen is the first painting by Dutch artist Rembrandt, painted in 1625 at the age of 19. It is currently kept in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.This work is inspired by the ma...
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Isaac Paling
Isaac Paling (c.1640– 1728) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
Paline was born in Leiden. According to Houbraken he was a pupil of Abraham van den Tempel and a colleague of Jacob Torenvliet in...
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The Alteratie (Eng: Alteration) is the name given to the change of power in Amsterdam on May 26, 1578, when the Catholic city government was deposed in favor of a Protestant one. The coup should be se...
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Hendrick Goudt
Hendrick Goudt (c. 1583 – 17 December 1648) was a Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draftsman of landscapes and religious subjects who was strongly influenced by Adam Elsheimer.
Goudt was b...
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Adriaen van Utrecht
Adriaen van Utrecht (Antwerp, 1599–1652) was a celebrated Flemish Baroque still life painter of the Antwerp school. He painted mainly still lifes, paintings of hunting scenes and was also known as a s...
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Rachel Ruysch
Rachel Ruysch (The Hague, 3 June 1664 – Amsterdam, 12 August 1750) was a still life painter from the Northern Netherlands who specialized in flowers. She invented her own style and achieved internatio...
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Cornelis Bloemaert
Cornelis Bloemaert II (1603 – September 28, 1692), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.
Bloemaert was born at Utrecht. He studied with his father, Abraham Bloemaert, his brothers Hendrick...
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Krzysztof Lubieniecki
Krzysztof Lubieniecki or Christoffel Lubienietzky (1659–1729) was a Polish Baroque painter and engraver active in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age.
Krzysztof was born in Stettin (today:...
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Jan van de Velde
Jan van de Velde the younger (1593 – ca. 1 November 1641) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver of animal, landscape and still-life subjects. He was the son of Jan van de Velde the Elder a...
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Jacob Pynas
Jacob Symonsz. Pynas (1592, Haarlem – 1650, Delft), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
According to Houbraken, Rembrandt studied with him in his workshop a few months after his six-month appren...
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