|POET, STATESMAN, PRIEST (THE NETHERLANDS)|
BORN 2 Mar 1844, Tubbergen, Overijssel - DIED 21 Feb 1903, Roma, Lazio|
REAL NAME Schaepman, Herman Johan Aloysius Maria
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Campo Santo Teutonico, Via di Porta Cavalleggeri
Herman Schaepman grew up in a Roman-Catholic family. He was educated as a priest. In 1868 he went to Rome, where he was promoted in 1869. In 1870 he returned to the Netherlands where he was appointed Professor of the History of the Church.
In 1872 his poem "Parijs 1870-'71" was published, followed in 1873 by "Napoleon". He was a fine teacher and in 1880 he was elected into the Dutch parliament.
In social matters Schaepman was progressive and he was important for Catholic emancipation in the Netherlands. However, in religious matters he was conservative and he strictly followed the pope. He died in 1903 in Rome.
Herman Schaepman - Wikipedia