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Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero (1585–1618)

Bredero, Gerbrand Adriaenszoon (brā’de-rō). A distinguished Dutch dramatist and poet; born at Amsterdam, March 16, 1585; died there, July 8, 1618. His best poetry is in ‘The Meditative Song-Book’ and ‘The Great Fountain of Love’; collections of grave and gay pieces, all of which have been very popular, and since his time often reprinted. His lyrics are admired for their musical verse and their tender sensibility; but his masterpiece is unquestionably the ‘Jerolimo’ (Spaansche Brabander Jerolimo), a comedy based upon a French version of one of Mendoza’s plays. Another comedy, ‘Moortje,’ is an adaptation from Terence.