Jan Frederik was born on March 7, 1767 in Amsterdam.
After his studies he became a bricklayer and a broker, according
to one biography. Another biography says that he was a well-to-do
trader in building materials. What is known as a fact is that
he was devoted to writing poems. As a poet he is described
to be a: poet for freedom, a poet writing praises, a poet
against sentimental gibberish and a poet standing for enlightenment
and tolerance. Apparently his early death saved him from French
imprisonment, because he wrote poems, it is said, 'for the
suppressed fatherland". He died on February 26, 1813
in Amsterdam, almost 46 years old.
The Divine Name is used in: