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Gezelle, Guido, 1830-1899

LC control no.n 50016540
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPT6429
Personal name headingGezelle, Guido, 1830-1899
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Birth date1830-05-01
Death date1899-11-27
Place of birthBruges (Belgium)
Place of deathBruges (Belgium)
Field of activityFlemish literature
Profession or occupationPriests Poets Authors Translators
Found inAuthor's The song of Hiawatha, 1886.
Wikipedia, viewed April 20, 2018 (access point: Guido Gezelle; Guido Pieter Theodorus Josephus Gezelle (1 May 1830--27 November 1899); influential writer and poet and a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium; born in Bruges in the province of West Flanders; died Bruges, Belgium. He is famous for the use of the West Flemish dialect. He tried to develop an independent Flemish language, more or less separated from the general Dutch language, which had certain more "Hollandic" aspects. The Dutch he used in his poems was heavily influenced by the local West Flemish dialect. Gezelle also was a translator of poetry and prose, most famous now for his translation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha, published in 1886.)
Associated languagedut eng
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