Famous Dutch Poets

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 1 Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 30, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: March 7, 1931

 2 Herman Brood

Herman Brood
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: July 11, 2001
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 3 Karel Appel

Karel Appel
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Poet
Birthdate: April 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: May 3, 2006

Karel Appel was a Dutch poet, painter, and sculptor. He is credited with co-founding COBRA, a European avant-garde movement that was active from 1948 to 1951. He is also credited with establishing the Karel Appel Foundation, which aims at preserving his artworks. Many of his works are displayed at museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art.

 4 Joost van den Vondel

Joost van den Vondel
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 17, 1587
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: February 5, 1679

 5 Gerard Reve

Gerard Reve
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 8, 2006

 6 Cees Nooteboom

Cees Nooteboom
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

 7 Harry Mulisch

Harry Mulisch
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Famous As: Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: October 30, 2010
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 8 Willem Frederik Hermans

Willem Frederik Hermans
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 27, 1995

 9 Joseph de la Vega

Joseph de la Vega
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Famous As: Financial expert, Poet
Birthdate: 1650 AD
Birthplace: Espejo, Spain
Died: November 13, 1692

A respected diamond merchant, moral philosopher and poet, Joseph de la Vega spent most of his life in Amsterdam, occupying important positions in several literary academies.  Author of seven published works, most significant of which is Confusion of Confusions, a book based on Amsterdam Stock Exchange, he is also credited with writing more than 200 letters to different European statesman.

 10 Louis Couperus

Louis Couperus
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 10, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: July 16, 1923

 11 Herman Gorter

Herman Gorter
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 26, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wormerveer, Netherlands
Died: September 15, 1927

 12 Isabelle de Charrière

Isabelle de Charrière
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 20, 1740
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: December 27, 1805

 13 Jan Luyken

Jan Luyken
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 16, 1649
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 5, 1712

 14 Simon Vestdijk

Simon Vestdijk
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 17, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlingen, Netherlands
Died: March 23, 1971

 15 J. Slauerhoff

J. Slauerhoff
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 15, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: October 5, 1936

 16 Gerbrand Bredero

Gerbrand Bredero
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 16, 1585
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: August 23, 1618

 17 Willem Kloos

Willem Kloos
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 6, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 31, 1938

 18 Hendrik Marsman

Hendrik Marsman
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zeist, Netherlands
Died: June 21, 1940

 19 Isaäc da Costa

Isaäc da Costa
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 14, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 28, 1860

 20 Willem Bilderdijk

Willem Bilderdijk
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 7, 1756
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: December 18, 1831

 21 Nicolaas Beets

Nicolaas Beets
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: September 13, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Died: March 13, 1903

 22 Gerrit Achterberg

Gerrit Achterberg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Langbroek, Netherlands
Died: January 17, 1962

 23 Jacob van Lennep

Jacob van Lennep
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1802
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: August 25, 1868

 24 Martinus Nijhoff

Martinus Nijhoff
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: January 26, 1953

 25 Roemer Visscher

Roemer Visscher
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Famous As: Merchant
Birthdate: 1547 AD
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: February 19, 1620

 26 Janus Dousa

Janus Dousa
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: December 6, 1545
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Noordwijk, Netherlands
Died: October 8, 1604

 27 E. du Perron

E. du Perron
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Died: May 14, 1940

 28 Aagje Deken

Aagje Deken
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 10, 1741
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amstelveen, Netherlands
Died: November 14, 1804

 29 Albert Verwey

Albert Verwey
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 15, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 8, 1937

 30 Jacobus Revius

Jacobus Revius
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 31, 1586
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Deventer, Netherlands
Died: November 15, 1658

 31 Anna Visscher

Anna Visscher
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 2, 1584
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: December 6, 1651

 32 Herman Schaepman

Herman Schaepman
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: March 2, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tubbergen, Netherlands
Died: January 21, 1903

 33 Everhardus Johannes Potgieter

Everhardus Johannes Potgieter
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Famous As: Prose Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1808
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: February 3, 1875

 34 Pieter Cornelis Boutens

Pieter Cornelis Boutens
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 20, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middelburg, Netherlands
Died: March 14, 1943

 35 Lodewijk van Deyssel

Lodewijk van Deyssel
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 22, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 26, 1952

 36 J. H. Leopold

J. H. Leopold
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Died: June 21, 1925

 37 Aernout Drost

Aernout Drost
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 15, 1810
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: November 5, 1834