Wolff, Betje (F)

b. 24 July 1738. d. 5 November 1804. Nationality: Dutch. VIAF.
Novelist, poet, and translator. Alternative signature: “Elizabeth Wolff-Bekker.” Wrote moral-philosophical and didactic poetry. Married Adriaan Wolff, a Dutch Reformed minister, in 1759. Close literary partnership with Aagje (Agatha) Deken, with whom she published *Economische Liedjes* (1781), as well as several novels. Author of *Bespiegelingen over het Genoegen* (1763) and*Onveranderlijke Santhorstsche Geloofsbelijdenis* (The Unchangeable Santhorst Creed, 1772). Translated Robert Blair’s *The Grave* (1764) and Charles-Auguste Frossard’s anonymous work on slavery (*De zaak der Negerslaaven* [1790]). Biographical information: *Oxford Reference*. (DD)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Where Would I Be? [From the German of B. Wolff] 1845-06-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5828