Poets

Prudens van Duyse

Prudens was born on September 17, 1804 in Dendermonde, as the fifth son of Doctor Joseph van Duyse and Theresia Joanna Hanssens. At a very young age he was atracted to the art of poetry. He entered rhetoric competition. After a few years working as an clerk with a public notary and studying philisophy, he studied law at Gent. In 1832 he graduated as a Doctor in Law but after one case in the court room, he left his job. After that he worked as a teacher and as a city archivist. He married Sophie Wouters in 1842. Besides his profession as an archivist, he was still very interested in poetry and literature. He also was busy with public theatre and the Flemish Movement. Prudens died on November 13, 1859 in Dendermonde, at age 55.

We can see the Divine Name in his book...

 

 

In this poem he writes the Name as 'Jova'...

 

The Name can also be found in the poem...

 

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