|Birthname||Guido Pieter Theodorus Josephus Gezelle|
|born on||1 May 1830 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Bruges, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14|
|Timezone||LMT m3e14 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°34' 29°31 Asc. 24°00'|
Flemish language writer, poet and Roman Catholic priest from Belgium, famous for the use of the West Flemish dialect.
For his linguistical mastery, Gezelle is till today considered one of the most important poets in Dutch.
Gezelle also was a translator of poetry and prose, most famous now for his translation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Song of Hiawatha," published in 1886.
He died 27 November 1899, aged 69, in Bruges.
- other kin relationship with Streuvels, Stijn (born 3 October 1871). Notes: Gezelle was Streuvels' uncle
Taeger quotes Lescaut quoting Luc de Marre.
Sy Scholfield quotes same data in "Guido Gezelle, Flemish poet-priest" by Hermine J. Van Nuis (Greenwood Press, 1986), p. 14: "About Guido's birth at noon, he [his father] reportedly quipped, 'He came just in time for lunch.'"
Scholfield later submitted birth certificate n°454 from the online Bruges municipal archives: "middag" (born at midday).
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Vocation : Writers : Translator