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Hooft

noun
  1. 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.

    Vondel's Lucifer

    Joost van den Vondel

  • The hooft, or city dock, was ever a pleasant lounging place to me, particularly when there were many ships in the roadstead.

  • But Hooft himself was ambitious of being remembered by posterity as a national historian.

    History of Holland

    George Edmundson

  • And yet perhaps the most valuable legacy that Hooft has left to posterity is his collection of letters.

    History of Holland

    George Edmundson

  • Hooft had been honored by Prince Maurice with one of the highest dignities in the state.

    Vondel's Lucifer

    Joost van den Vondel