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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.

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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 of poems, Persephone, was published in 1883. He was a cofounder in 1885 of the periodical De nieuwe gids, which was one of the chief organs of the Dutch literary revival of the 1880s. Verwey contributed sonnets and other poems to this periodical. Although no Dutch writer has won the Nobel Prize in Literature he is among Dutch writers to have been nominated by multiple people. 'Stoa', wall poem in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 72 (1865-1937)

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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 dealt with exactly these experiences. Then, he wrote the first experimental novel in the Dutch language, which was published in 1951. Its title reads as The book I, and apparently does not have any narrative structure; it seems to consist of poetic associations of 'loose' words and thoughts. It is the first in a trilogy. The other volumes are De anderen namen and De derde persoon. Bert Schierbeek ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)

Birthplace: Glanerbrug, Netherlands

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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 in Venlo. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1914-1993)

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

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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, but influential literary magazine Forum in 1932. E. du Perron, born in Meester Cornelis, Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies on 2 November 1899, and died in Bergen, North Holland, the Netherlands on 14 May 1940, descended from French aristocracy. Most probably his bloodline can be traced back to the legendary Jean Roch du Perron. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 41 (1899-1940)

Birthplace: Indonesia, Jabodetabek, Java, Jakarta, Asia, + more

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