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...