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Philips van Marnix, Baron of Saint-Aldegonde (1538–1598)

Marnix, Philips van (mar’niks), Baron of Saint-Aldegonde (sat-äl-dė-god). A Dutch statesman, satirist, and miscellaneous writer; born at Brussels, 1538; died at Leyden, Dec. 15, 1598. He was prominent in the liberation of the Netherlands; formulated the treaty of Breda (1566); was governor of Delft and Rotterdam; defended Antwerp (1584–85). His chief work was ‘Beehive of the Holy Church of Rome’ (1569), a satire on Catholicism (published under the pseudonym “Isaac Rabbotenus”), which has become a Dutch prose classic. He wrote the ballad ‘William of Nassau,’ officially recognized as one of the two national songs of Holland; and a fine poetical version of the Psalms.