Theophiel Coopman was born in Gent on November 24, 1852.
In the year 1873 he moved to Brussels, where he became an
official in a contractor firm. Afterwards he was an accountant
in a commercial house and office manager at the Ministry of
Railways, Post and Telegraph. Together with Victor Dela Montagne
he founded the magazine 'Nederlandse Dicht- en Kunsthalle'.
Also together with Victor Dela Montagne, another poet who
already appears in our list of poets, he published books.
Of course, the books he published contained only his writings,
as in the example of the book that we show. Theophiel Coopman
died at Schaarbeek on June 4, 1915, at age 62. He is still
regarded as a very influential personage because of his activities
with the Flemish Movement and Flemish Literary history.