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Jacobus Revius

(1586-1658 / Netherlands)

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Jacobus Revius (born Jakob Reefsen) (Deventer, November 1586 - Leiden, 15 November 1658) was a Dutch poet, Calvinist theologian and church historian. His most renowned collection of poems, the Over-ysselsche Sangen en Dichten (1630), forms a high point of Dutch baroque.

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Revius was born to Ryck Reefsen, the mayor of Deventer, during the Dutch Revolt. Not long after his ... more »

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