Dykstra, Waling

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Dykstra, Waling Gender: M
Dijkstra, Waling
born on 14 August 1821 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Vrouwenparochie, Netherlands, 53n17, 5e42
Timezone LMT m5e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°05' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°10 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°25'

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Waling Dykstra
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Frisian poet.

Dykstra born of the son of a baker and as a young man he also became a baker himself (1840-1853, Spannum). After that he became a merchant, in 1855 a book seller in Franeker (under T. Telenga) and remarried with Hinke (Jans) Huizinga,from whom he got eleven children. One child died at a young age.From 1861 he was a book seller in Holverd.

At an early age, he devoted himself to literature, the Volkstheater and the Fryske Beweging , a movement for equality and development of the West Frisian language . He owes his fame in Friesland to this last activity and his collaboration in a Dictionary of West Frisian (1885), for his works had at that time only small literary value. But later he was seen as the great man of the Frisian movement. His verses and novels were reprinted many times.

Waling Dykstra died on 5 January 1914 in Holwerd.

Link to Dutch Wikipedia


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1848 in Franeker (First poetry bundle: Doaitse mei de Noardsce balke.)
  • Relationship : Marriage 15 May 1850 in Hennaarderadeel (Hinke Jans Huizinga)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Adopted a child 8 April 1851 in Hennaarderadeel (Gerrit Walings Dijkstra)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mate 8 December 1851 (Hinke (Jans) Huizinga (1821-1851))
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : New Career 1853 (Became a travelling merchant)
  • Relationship : Marriage 27 October 1855 (Afke (Jans) de Boer)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1856 (First novel: De silveren rinkelbel.)
  • Work : Start Business 1861 in Holwerd (book seller in Holwerd.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1879 in Franeker (De Frîske Thîl Ulespegel or of De wonderlike libbensskiednis fen Hantsje Pik)

Source Notes

Svi retrieved BC from online municipal archive.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Gifted declamation of poetry)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator (Tennyson)