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Vondel, Joost van den

(1587–1679). Poet, dramatist; b. Cologne, Ger., son of Mennonite immigrants from Antwerp, Belg., who settled in Amsterdam 1596/97; sided with Remonstrants.* Lack of Prot. unity and longing for pristine Christian unity led him into RCm 1639/41. Works include Joseph in Dothan; Jeptha; Bespiegelingen van Godt en Godtsdienst.

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