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Joost van den Vondel Biography and Poems

Joost van den Vondel Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Joost van den Vondel, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by van den Vondel, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Joost van den Vondel (17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century. His plays are the ones from that period that are still most frequently performed, and his epic Joannes de Boetgezant (1662), on the life of John the Baptist, has been called the greatest Dutch epic.. Dutch playwright poet

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