dirck volckertszoon coornhert

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dirck volckertszoon coornhert

Dutch poet, translator, playwright, and moralist who set down Humanist values for the first time in the vernacular. His clear, unpretentious prose style contrasted with that of the contemporary Rederijkers (rhetoricians) and served as a model to the great 17th-century Dutch writers. His book of songs Liedekens (1575) shows his determination to choose a form for the content and not vice versa.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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