|Joannes Matthias Schrant
was born in Amsterdam on March 24, 1783. After his school studies
in the 'Athenaeum' of his home town he visited the seminary
of Warmond. In the year 1806 he was ordained as a priest. First
he served as a vicar in Amsterdam and during that time he was
also co-founder of the magazine: 'Mengelingen voor Roomsch-Katholijken'.
In 1811 he became a parish priest in Bovenkarspel. In 1817 he
became a professor in Dutch Language and Literature at Gent.
In 1832 he was promoted to 'doctor honoris causa' by the Senat
of Leiden. . After the Belgian Revolution he became an honourary
professor from 1831 till 1844. In 1845 he was appointed as a
professor in Leiden, which post he fulfilled until he became
Emiritus in 1853. He stayed to live in Leiden and passed away
there on April 5, 1866.
The poem in which he uses the Divine Name is written
in the book: