Gezelle, Guido

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Gezelle, Guido Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: De Marre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°34' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°31 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 24°00'

Guido Gezelle


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Streuvels, Stijn (born 3 October 1871). Notes: Gezelle was Streuvels' uncle


Source Notes

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