Constantijn Huygens

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Birthday
4, 1596
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Mar 28, 1687 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
4, 1596
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Mar 28, 1687 (90)

About

Poet and musical composer of the Dutch Golden Age. Koren-bloemen, a collection of his poems, was published in 1657; ten years earlier, several of his musical works had been published under the title of Pathodia sacra et profana.

Before Fame

He was schooled extensively in the arts, music, and language during his early years.

Trivia

He detailed his marriage to Suzanna van Baerle in Dagh-werck, a 1638 publication.

Family Life

His father, Christiaan Huygens, was a senior state official.

Associated With

The great Dutch painter Rembrant van Rijn created his artistic masterpieces at around the same time that Huygens was composing his poems.

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