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Willem Jacobszoon Hofdijk (1816–1888)

Hofdijk, Willem Jacobszoon (hof’dīk). A Dutch historian and poet; born in Alkmaar, June 27, 1816; died in Arnheim, Aug. 29, 1888. As village schoolmaster his leisure was devoted to the study of Dutch philology, history, and the arts. Among his numerous historical writings are: ‘Historic Eras,’ in Dutch annals; ‘The Netherlands People’; and ‘Historical View of the Monasteries in the Netherlands.’ The best of his poems is ‘Kennemerland’; but his narrative poems ‘Helene,’ ‘Griffo de Saliër,’ and some others would give him a conspicuous place in Dutch literature.