Beers, Jan van

POET (BELGIUM)
BORN 22 Feb 1821, Antwerpen - DIED 14 Nov 1888, Antwerpen: Quinten Matsijslaan 19
GRAVE LOCATION Antwerpen: Schoonselhof (perk Z1, vak 13, graf 5 (erebegraafplaats))

Jan van Beers was a teacher of the Dutch language and of literature in Mechelen and Lier before he became a professor in this field at the Atheneum in Antwerp. His Dutch grammr and his volume with selections of Dutch authors were both used as school materials.

His historical poems, like "Jakob van Maerlant" (1860), supported the development of Flemish consciousness. His best known works were his ballads. In 1873 and 1884 popular editions of his work were published. He died in 1888 and was buried at the Kiel cemetery in Antwerp. On 29 Apr 1942 his remains were transferred to the Schoonselhof.

Sources
• Heessen, Hans, Harry Jansen & Ed Schilders, Waar ligt Poot?, De Prom, Baarn, 1997

Images

The grave of Jan van Beers at the Schoonselhof, Antwerpen.
Picture by Androom (27 Jul 2002)

 


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Published: 19 Dec 2009
Last update: 29 Apr 2012