Poets

Antony Christiaan Wynandt Staring

Antony Christiaan Wynandt Staring was the only son of Damiaan Hugo Staring, Seaman (Captain) at 'Kaap de Goede Hoop' and his wife E.W. Verhuell. Antony was born in Gendringen on January 24, 1767. When he was six years old, he became under the guardianship of his uncle Jacob Gerard Staring, who had received acclaim as a writer of a Biblical dictionary,

Antony graduaded as a Doctor in law and after an additional two years studying Geography, he settled on his father's country property, called 'de Wildenborch', which now belongs to Vorden town. He married in the year 1791 to Lady E. M. Van Löben - Sels. A year later she gave birth to a son, but shortly after the child died. Two years later she also died, just a day after the death of Antony's mother. In the year 1798 he married for the second time, with Lady J. A. C. Van der Muelen. Together they had 4 sons and 4 daughters.

It is remarkable that by the age of 19 he had already published a collection of his poems. After this collection, many more followed. He was not always appreciated during his life but after his death his poems were considered to be very valuable. He died on August 18, 1840, at the age 73..

The poem with the Divine Name is written in the book:

 

 

 

 

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