Famous Dutch Poets - Famous Poets from Netherlands

This famous Dutch poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Dutch poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Netherlands.

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Aafjes, Bertus

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Lambertus Jacobus Johannes Aafjes, known as Bertus Aafjes, was a Dutch poet whose work is marked by his devout Catholicism.
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van den Vondel, Joost

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Joost van den Vondel (17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century. His plays are the ones from that period that are still most frequently performed, and his epic Joannes de Boetgezant (1662), on the life of John the Baptist, has been called the greatest Dutch epic.. Dutch playwright poet
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Achterberg, Gerrit

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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

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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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Arends, Jan

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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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Cats, Jacob

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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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T'Hooft, Jotie

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Johan Geeraard Adriaan T'Hooft (9 May 1956 - 6 October 1977) was a Flemish Belgian neo-romantic poet .
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Anslo, Reyer

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Reyer Anslo (1622 or 1626 – 16 May 1669) was a Dutch poet.
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van Schurman, Anna Maria

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Anna Maria van Schurman (November 5, 1607–May 4/May 14, 1678) was a German- Dutch painter, engraver, poet and scholar. Highly educated woman by seventeenth century standards, she excelled in art, music, and literature, becoming proficient in 14 languages (including contemporary European languages): Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, and Ethiopian.
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Slauerhoff, J.

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Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, who published as J. Slauerhoff, was a Dutch poet and novelist. He is considered one of the most important Dutch language writers .
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Benschop, Nel

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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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Hadewijch,

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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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Verwey, Albert

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Albert Verwey (Amsterdam, May 15, 1865 - Noordwijk aan Zee, March 8, 1937) was a Dutch poet associated with the " Movement of Eighty ".
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Sterenborg, Fenny

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Fenny Sterenborg: Dutch poet. Fenny Sterenborg poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Fenny Sterenborg biography.
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Vasalis, M.

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Maria Vasalis (The Hague, 13 February 1909- Roden 16 October 1998) was a Dutch poet and psychiatrist. M. Vasalis is the pseudonym of Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans. Vasalis is her Latinized maiden name.
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Kloos, Willem

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Willem Johannes Theodorus (Willem) Kloos (6 May 1859, Amsterdam – 31 March 1938, The Hague ) was a Dutch poet and literary critic, and is widely considered one of the great writers of the Dutch language .
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Campert, Remco

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

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

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Lucebert (/ ' l u t b r t / ; Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk; 15 September 1924 – 10 May 1994) was a Dutch artist who first became known as the poet of the COBRA movement.
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Barlaeus,

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

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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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Elsschot, Willem

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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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Marsman, Hendrik

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Hendrik Marsman (Zeist, 30 September 1899 – English Channel, 21 June 1940) was a Dutch poet and writer. He drowned while escaping to Great Britain, when the ship he was on was torpedoed by a German submarine .
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Huygens, Constantijn

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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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Hanlo, Jan

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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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