- (1535–1612)Historian. Van Meteren was born in Antwerp, but lived mostly in London from 1550 on. During the Revolt, he decided to settle definitely in London in 1583, where he acted as an agent of Dutch merchants. His reputa tion as a historian is based on his extensive history of the war of the Netherlands against Spain after 1568. German and Latin editions of this book were published in 1593 and 1598 before several editions were published in Dutch (beginning in 1599). He was taken to court by many individuals who felt offended by its contents. After van Meteren’s death, a revised edition was published with the ap proval of the States General of the Dutch Republic in 1614.See also Historiography.
Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. EdwART. 2012.