Constantijn Huygens

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Huygens, Constantijn


Born Sept. 4, 1596, in The Hague; died there Mar. 26, 1687. Dutch poet.

Huygens graduated from the University of Leiden in 1617. He held a number of important posts in the government. Huygens’ lyric narrative poems—for example, “Everyday Labor”—are didactic and philosophic in nature. In the epigrams and poems of the collection Cornflowers (1658) he mocked religious fanaticism and court life. Huygens’ other works include several comedies (Trintje Cornells).


Bachrach, A. G. H. Sir Constantijn Huygens and the Art of 17th-century England and Holland. 1953.
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Poems on the Lord's supper by the Dutch Calvinist Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687).
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When in 1629 Constantijn Huygens, secretary of the Stadholder Frederik Hendrik and a champion of the arts, visited Rembrandt and Jan Lievens in their studio, he advised them to travel to Italy to complete their educations.
The London Stage prints a diary entry for 16 January 1693 written by a Dutch visitor, Constantijn Huygens, which describes his visit to the theatre that afternoon.
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Subtitled Constantijn Huygens and his Musical Circle, it draws attention to this extraordinary figure of the Dutch Golden Age, who learned several instruments by the age of five and carried on playing them into his 90s, learning the guitar at the age of 67.
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In fact, Rudolf Rasch adds some precious new bits of documentation, which establish Froberger's presence in Brussels precisely in 1650 and in 1652, but in addition he concerns himself with a notable Dutch admirer of Froberger, Constantijn Huygens, and with the composer's posthumous Amsterdam publishers, Estienne Roger and Pierre Mortier.
Together with his good friend Constantijn Huygens, Johan Maurits was one of the most remarkable figures of the Golden Age.
In chapter 1, Pieters reflects on Platonic ideas about memory and the importance of "speaking pictures" in Sidney's Defence of Poetry, concluding with the figure of Constantijn Huygens, a Dutch poet and diplomat whose writings describe reading as a conversation with the dead.
Krol has established his considerable renown (he received the prestigious Constantijn Huygens Prize for the whole body of his work in 1986) primarily as a writer of novels as well as of essays in which he has not hesitated to question conventional Dutch assumptions (see, for instance, WLT 70:3, p.
Elisabeth Eybers has lived in Amsterdam since 1961, and although she continues to write in Afrikaans, the Dutch have come to regard her as a Dutch poet, as evidenced by her receiving two of the most prestigious literary awards in Holland, the Constantijn Huygens Prize in 1978 and the P.