Guido Gezelle

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Guido Gezelle

Guido Gezelle (1 May 1830 – 27 November 1899) was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium. He was also a writer, translator and poet.

Gezelle was born and died in Bruges. He became priest in 1854.

Gezelle's parents were Pieter Jan Gezelle and Monica Devrieze. He was an uncle of the Flemish writer Stijn Streuvels.

Gezelle is still famous now for his translation of The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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  • Kerkhofblommen (1858)
  • Vlaemsche Dichtoefeningen (1858)
  • Kleengedichtjes (1860)
  • Gedichten, Gezangen en Gebeden (1862)
  • Longfellows Song of Hiawatha (translation, 1886)
  • Tijdkrans (1893)
  • Rijmsnoer (1897)
  • Laatste Verzen (1901)