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13 February 2020

In 1606 twelve chambers of rhetoric took part in the Haarlem Landjuweel ,festive competition between the poetry societies. the event was linked to a lottery intended to raise money to build a new Oude Mannenhuis (Old Men’s home) in the city (currently the Frans Halsmuseum). Literary leader Zacharias Heyns documented this event. It is the most comprehensive and most impressive report on a rhetoricians’ competition ever published.

Amber Souleymane wrote about it in Gauronica, our Special Collections's blog.

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