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Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581–1647)

Hooft, Pieter Corneliszoon (hōft). A Dutch poet and historian; born in Amsterdam, March 16, 1581; died at The Hague, May 21, 1647. He was burgomaster of Minden for nearly forty years. His works give him high rank, especially his volume of collected ‘Poems.’ In prose, the ‘History of Henry IV.’; ‘History of the House of Medici’; and ‘History of the Low Countries,’ display a talent worthy of a great annalist and investigator. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).