Jan Frederik Helmers

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.

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