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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En ella la autora comienza recreando una escena que transcurre en 1623 en casa del poeta Constantijn Huygens y en la cual su hijo primogenito, tambien llamado Constantijn, reunio a uni grupo de conocidos para mostrarles una camara oscura y otros inventos traidos de Inglaterra.
Another Latin translation of Petrarch's sonnet worth comparing was composed by the Dutch Calvinist Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687).
Versos de Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687), citados en p.
Family, Culture and Society in the Diary of Constantijn Huygens Jr, Secretary to Stadholder-King William of Orange.
Dekker, Rudolph, Family, Culture and Society in the Diary of Constantijn Huygens Jr, Secretary to Stadholder-King William of Orange (Egodocuments and History Series, 5), Leiden, Brill, 2013; hardback; pp.
Above all, the reader of this book will find a sharp analysis of the Neo-Latin poetry of 'the nightingale from Ghent', which was admired by the likes of Hugo Grotius and Constantijn Huygens.
Lisa Jardine, fresh from her recent Anglo-Dutch project, shows how early modern life writing--in this case a study of Constantijn Huygens sometimes demands the crossing of national boundaries to make sense of its subject.
Poems on the Lord's supper by the Dutch Calvinist Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687).
Driehonderd brieven over muziek van, aan en rond Constantijn Huygens.
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.
In 1996 he received the renowned Constantijn Huygens Prize for his complete oeuvre.