Samuël Iperuszoon Wiselius

Samuël Iperuszoon Wiselius was born on February 4, 1769 in Amsterdam. After his education he became a Doctor in Law. He settled in Amsterdam, and worked first as a lawyer and then as a salesman. He had an active part in the Changes in 1795 and became a member of several committees. In 1813 he became a Director of the Amsterdam Police. On the 2nd October 1815 he was knighted with the 'Knight of the order of the Dutch Lion"'. Three days later he was elected to be a member (2nd class) of the Royal Institute. Samuel died on May 15, 1845, at age 76. He was married to Suzanna Le Poole and together they had at least 2 daughters, Suzanna Johanna en Helene Ida.


Samuël Iperuszoon Wiselius


In a biographical dictionary he is described as a person who at a very young age received a literary education, including Greek and Latin literature. He wrote several literary pieces, in one we found the Divine Name (book: 'Neerlands Letterkunde in de Negentiende Eeuw' - Bloemlezing ten gebruike bij de beoefening onzer letterkunde' - published in 1877 by D.A. Thieme).

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