Poets

Fredericus Christianus de Greuve

Fredericus Christianus de Greuve was born December 6, 1792 in Amsterdam, as the son of Gozewijn Christiaan de Greuve and Alida Auber.

Intending to be a clergy man, he studied in Amsterdam, Munster and Warmond. After a break of two years he went to Rome, where he joined the Augustinian monastery and was taught for about one year. In Rome de Greuve received his priesterhood. In his spiritual career he was first-of-all an assistant-clergyman in Amsterdam, later in Groningen and then in Utrecht. In 1825 he became a parish priest in the modest Nieuwendam; though it was only for a short time. King William I inaugurated by Royal Order a 'Colegium Philosophicum' in addition to the Academy. De Greuve was appointed as a professor. He stayed in this position until, in 1830, the Belgian Revolution forced him to move to the north. In 1831 he became Honorary Professor in the University of Groningen. On May 27, 1837, he graduated as Doctor of Language and Literature. Many scientific societies enjoyed having him as their member. His contact with a theologian of the Protestant community influenced him greatly. At the start of the year 1856 he decided to leave the Roman Catholic Chuch and after a confession of faith he became a member of the Reformed Church. He was not bound anymore by the priest oath of celibacy and in the same year, in March, he married Dorothea Reinder Jacobs Meijer. In December 1862 having reached the age of 70 de Greuve was declared honourable emiritus. He was sick for a long time. His condition was worsened and he died on April 29, 1863.

In 1823, his poems were published under the name 'Dichtbundel van F.C. de Greuve'.

 

 

 

A very beautiful poem bears the title 'Gods Naam' (God's Name). Please notice that he not only used the Name but also explained the different ways Jews and Christians make use of the name...

 

 

 

On page 29 is the poem:

 

Page 93

 

 


 

Also in part two he uses the Divine Name.
For example in the poem:

 

 

 

In this second part of his book, he wrote a very long poem named 'de Scheppingsdagen' ('the days of Creation').
This poem can be found from page 47 till page 108.

 

The Divine Name is used on page 82:

 

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