netherlands Famous Poets from the Netherlands

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List of notable or famous poets from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in the Netherlands and even some popular poets who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from the Netherlands is included when available.

This list includes Isabelle de Charrière, Simon Carmiggelt and more people.

This historic poets from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from the Netherlands?" These prominent poets of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch poets.

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Albert Verwey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from the Netherlands
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Albert Verwey was a Dutch poet associated with the "Movement of Eighty". He was a Dutch poet, scholar, and literary historian who played an important role in the literary life of The Netherlands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Verwey began to write poetry early in life, and his first book ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1865-1937)

Birthplace: Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland

Profession: Poet

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Bert Schierbeek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from the Netherlands
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Lambertus Roelof Schierbeek was a Dutch writer. He won numerous awards throughout his career, amongst them the 1991 Constantijn Huygens Prize. During the German occupation, Schierbeek was part of the resistance movement; directly after the war, he published his first, still conventional novel that ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1918-1996)

Birthplace: Glanerbrug, Netherlands

Profession: Poet, Writer

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Bertus Aafjes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from the Netherlands
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Lambertus Jacobus Johannes "Bertus" Aafjes was a Dutch poet whose work is marked by his devout Catholicism. He wrote a five-book series featuring Japanese samurai Ōoka Tadasuke. Aafjes was born in Amsterdam. He wrote poems on the resistance to the German occupation during the World War II. He died ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1914-1993)

Birthplace: Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland

Profession: Poet

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Edgar du Perron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from the Netherlands
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Charles Edgar du Perron, more commonly known as E. du Perron, was a famous and influential Dutch poet and author of Indo-European descent. Best known for his literary acclaimed master piece ‘Land van herkomst’ of 1935. Together with Menno ter Braak and Maurice Roelants he founded the short-lived, ...more

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Age: Died at 41 (1899-1940)

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Profession: Poet, Journalist, Author, Writer

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