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Famous Dutch Poets - Famous Poets from Netherlands

A list of famous poets by country or nationality which includes poems and biographical information of the most famous poets. Read and enjoy famous poetry by famous Poets of various nationalities and countries.

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Aafjes, Bertus

Lambertus Jacobus Johannes Aafjes (May 12, 1914 – April 23, 1993), known as Bertus Aafjes, was a Dutch poet whose work is marked by his devout Catholicism .
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Achterberg, Gerrit

Gerrit Achterberg (20 May 1905 – 17 January 1962) was a Dutch poet. His early poetry concerned a desire to be united with a beloved in death.
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Adriaensz Bredero, Gerbrand

Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero (March 16, 1585 – August 23, 1618) was a Dutch poet and playwright in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age.. Dutch poet and playwright
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Anslo, Reyer

Reyer Anslo (1622 or 1626 – 16 May 1669) was a Dutch poet.
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Arends, Jan

Jan Arends (11 September 1738, Dordrecht - 22 April 1805, Dordrecht) was a Dutch painter. He was the brother of the poet Roelof Arends. He was a pupil of J. Ponse, and painted landscapes and marine subjects. He laboured many years at Amsterdam and Middelburg, but returned eventually to Dordrecht, where he died in 1805. He was well skilled in perspective, and practised engraving.
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Barlaeus,

Caspar Barlaeus (February 12, 1584 – January 14, 1648) was a Dutch polymath and Renaissance humanist, a theologian, poet, and historian.
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Barnas, Maria

Maria Barnas (born 28 August 1973, Hoorn ) is a Dutch writer, poet and artist.
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Bellamy, Jacobus

Jacob (Jacobus) Bellamy (November 12, 1757 in Flushing, Netherlands (local name Vlissingen ) – March 11, 1786 in Utrecht ) was a Dutch poet .
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Benders, M. H.

Martinus Hendrikus (Martijn) Benders (born 23 July 1971, Helmond [1] ) is a Dutch poet who currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey. [2] M.H. Benders was one of the first Dutch poets that worked with multimedia on the internet and exploited one of the most critical literary sites, Loewak. He won the Meervaart Price for Literature in 1994 and the Dunya Price for Literature in 2003. However, instead of collecting these prices himself he sent Dikke Dennis to read poetry pretending to be M.H.Benders. On another occasion the Dutch composer Samuel Vriezen performed pretending to be Benders with a fake moustache .
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Benschop, Nel

Nelly Anna "Nel" Benschop (16 January 1918 – 31 January 2005) was a Dutch poet. She was a best selling poet in the Netherlands.
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Bilderdijk, Willem

Willem Bilderdijk (Dutch pronunciation:  ['lm 'bldrdik] ) (Amsterdam, September 7, 1756 - Haarlem, December 18, 1831), Dutch poet, the son of an Amsterdam physician. When he was six years old an accident to his foot incapacitated him for ten years, and he developed habits of continuous and concentrated study. His parents were ardent partisans of the House of Orange-Nassau, and Bilderdijk grew up with strong monarchical and Calvinistic convictions.
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Boerstoel, Jan

Jan Boerstoel (born 3 November 1944, The Hague ) is a Dutch writer and poet who is perhaps best known for his song texts, especially for cabaret. He lives in Amsterdam. His poetry is melancholy, but often humorous as well. In his songs, Boerstoel frequently criticizes society. Many of his lyrics have been used by well-known Dutch artists such as Karin Bloemen, Martine Bijl and Youp van 't Hek.
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Buddingh', C.

Cornelis (Cees) Buddingh' (7 August 1918 – 24 November 1985) was a Dutch poet, TV-presenter, translator, and the father of Harry Potter translator Wiebe Buddingh'. Amongst others he translated A Clockwork Orange and the complete works of William Shakespeare into Dutch .
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Campert, Remco

Remco Campert (born 29 July 1929) is a Dutch author, poet and columnist.. son of Jan; Dutch poet and novelist
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Cats, Jacob

Jacob Cats (10 November 1577 – 12 September 1660) was a Dutch poet, humorist, jurist and politician. He is most famous for his emblem books .
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Costa, Isaäc da

Isaac da Costa (January 14, 1798 – April 28, 1860) was a Jewish poet .
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Elsschot, Willem

Alphonsus Josephus de Ridder (7 May 1882 - 31 May 1960), was a Flemish writer and poet who wrote under the pseudonym Willem Elsschot (Dutch pronunciation:  ['wlm 'lsxt]. A number of his works have been translated into English.
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Faverey, Hans

Hans Antonius Faverey (Paramaribo, 14 September 1933 - Amsterdam, 8 July 1990) was a Dutch poet of Surinam descent. Besides being a poet, he was a lecturer at the psychology department of the Universiteit Leiden. His poetry is influenced by the Vijftigers .
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Gezelle, Guido

Guido Pieter Theodorus Josephus Gezelle (1 May 1830 – 27 November 1899) was an influential Flemish language writer and poet and a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium .
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Gorter, Herman

Herman Gorter (November 26, 1864, Wormerveer - September 15, 1927, Brussels) was a Dutch poet and socialist. He was a leading member of the Tachtigers, a highly influential group of Dutch writers who worked together in Amsterdam in the 1880s, centered around De Nieuwe Gids (The New Guide).. Dutch poet and socialist
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Hadewijch,

Hadewijch (often referred to as Hadewych, Hadewig, Hadewijch of Antwerp or Hadewijch of Brabant ) was a 13th-century poet and mystic, probably living in the Duchy of Brabant, and perhaps in Antwerp. Most of her extant writings are in a Brabantian form of Middle Dutch. Her writings include visions, prose letters and poetry. The poetry of the mystic would play an important role in the essays, plays and novels of Belgian writer Suzanne Lilar and were one of the most important direct influences on the mystical thought of Blessed John of Ruysbroeck .
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Hanlo, Jan

Johannes Bernardus Maria Raphael Hanlo (Bandoeng, Indonesia, 29 May 1912 - Maastricht, 16 June 1969) was, under the pen name Jan Hanlo, a Dutch poet and writer.
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Helmers, Jan Frederik

Jan Frederik Helmers (March 7, 1767 – February 26, 1813), Dutch poet, was born at Amsterdam .
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Hooft, Pieter Corneliszoon

Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (16 March 1581 – 21 May 1647) - Knight in the Order of Saint Michael - was a Dutch historian, poet and playwright from the period known as the Dutch Golden Age .
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Huygens, Constantijn

Sir Constantijn Huygens (September 4, 1596 – March 28, 1687), was a Dutch Golden Age poet and composer. He was secretary to two Princes of Orange: Frederick Henry and William II, and the father of the scientist Christiaan Huygens .
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