Historian and archivist. Bakhuizen studied classics at Leiden University. His main interests focused on contemporary literature and the early history of the Dutch Republicduring the Revolt against Spain and the Eighty Years’War. He was one of the founders of the famous critical periodical De Gids [The Guide] in 1837. In 1854, Bakhuizen was appointed director of the Dutch Public Record Office at The Hague. He became one of the founders of a more modern, accessible system of archives.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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