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Hendrik Franciscus Tollens

Tollens, Hendrik Franciscus (hĕnˈdrək fränsĭsˈkəs tôlˈəns) [key], 1780–1856, Dutch poet. Among the leading Dutch romantics, he was popular for his homely and sincere patriotic verse. His principal work (1819) was an account of the Barentz expedition (1596–97), translated into English as The Hollanders in Nova Zembla (1884). He added the patronymic Caroluszoon to his name.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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