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Jacobus Bellamy

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Name  Jacobus Bellamy
Role  Poet
Books  Gedichten

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Died  March 11, 1786, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Jacob (Jacobus) Bellamy (November 12, 1757 in Vlissingen, Netherlands – March 11, 1786 in Utrecht) was a Dutch poet.


On his poetry

Before his first book of poems, in 1781 a poem was published in a patriotic weekly called "Post van den Neder-Rhijn", under a patriotic nom de plume Zelandus (derived from the province where he was born, Zeeland). Influenced by a popular poet, he developed a style of poetry that could be understood by common people, which also expressed his feelings of patriotism and independence. With the publisher Jan Martinus van Vloten he published nine poems between 1782 and 1783 in the "Post van den Neder-Rhijn". Together they were published in his second book. In 1784 Bellamy became editor of a literary magazine called Proeven voor het verstand, den smaak en het hart, originally started by his friend reverend Willem Ockerse. In the second edition he published a well known poem called "Roosje" (Little Rose). In this period he left the poetical group in the Hague, and joined a similar circle in Utrecht. He also started a magazine of his own, De Poëtische Spectator, in which he criticized his old poetical society. His last book was published in 1785, in which he called his poems "odes", after an example set by another poet Antoinette Ockerse.


(all in Dutch)

  • Gezangen mijner jeugd (1782)
  • Vaderlandsche gezangen van Zelandus (1782-1783)
  • Proeven voor het verstand, den smaak en het hart (1784-1785)
  • De poëtische spectator (1784-1786)
  • Gezangen of Oden (1785)
  • Gedichten (1838)
  • References

    Jacobus Bellamy Wikipedia

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