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Valerius, Adrian
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(c. 1575, Middelburg – Jan 27, 1625, Vere), Dutch Reformed poet and politician, who held influential offices in Zeeland, especially as a tax official and a city councilor of Vere. His Nederlandtsche Gedenck-clanck, published posthumously in 1626, quickly became popular; it was a celebration of the wars of the Netherlands against Spain compiled for the most part from earlier works. Valerius included in it 76 songs, most of which he composed himself and set to earlier tunes with lute tablature; they are pervaded b…

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König, Christopher, “Valerius, Adrian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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