Wolff, Betje (F)

Surname: Wolff (Wolff-Bekker)
Forename(s): Betje (Elizabeth)
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) andOnveranderlijke 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