Rutger Schutte was born in Diepenheim, in the Netherlands,
on November 29, 1708. He was the son of Otto Schutte and Maria
Couper. He was proud to be a descendant of Jan Schutte, who
was beheaded for his beliefs in 1506 in Westphalen. He became
a minister after studying Latin and Theology. He was also
a first aid preacher (Mario what is this???) in 1736 at Rossum.
Afterwards, in 1737, he was a minister at Zaltbommel, in 1742
at Dordrecht and in 1745 at Amsterdam. He worked up to 1776,
until his physical health no longer permitted him to carry
on. At the end of his life he suffered with paralysis.
Regarding his personal life, it is worthy of note that
he married Elizabeth Suffrida on February 28, 1751. He had
a strong love for literature. He is also prized as a linguistic.
He wrote theological and geographical books and he wrote poems.
In 1772, he was a member of the committee for the “New
rhyming of Psalms’. He published different books, among
them four under the name ‘Stichtelijke gezangen’
(‘edifying songs’). He was also one of the founders
of the ‘Society for Dutch Literature’.
Rutger Schutte died on December 19, 1784, age 76 years.
Here below one of his publication using God’s name…