Jan Janszoon Starter

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Jan Jansz. Starter
Jan Jansz Starter (1594-1626). Dichter te Leeuwarden en Amsterdam Rijksmuseum SK-A-4567.jpeg
Portrait of Starter in the Pan Poeticon Batavum

Jan Jansz. Starter (1593 – 1626) was a poet from the Northern Netherlands.

Starter was born in Amsterdam and became a prolific writer, whose poems were set to melody in his lifetime. He died young in battle. Many of his poems became the subject of other artworks such as plays or paintings. He is best known for his poem about the "Mennonite Sister".


  • Starter in the French National Biography database