- Pieter Corneliszoon (ˈpiːtər kɔrˈnɛːlisoːn). 1581–1647, Dutch poet, historian, and writer: noted esp for his love poetry and his 27-volume History of the Netherlands (1626–47)
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Hooft was essentially a student and a scholar; a thinker rather than a fighter.
The hooft, or city dock, was ever a pleasant lounging place to me, particularly when there were many ships in the roadstead.Peter of New Amsterdam
But Hooft himself was ambitious of being remembered by posterity as a national historian.
And yet perhaps the most valuable legacy that Hooft has left to posterity is his collection of letters.
Hooft had been honored by Prince Maurice with one of the highest dignities in the state.