BILDERDIJK, Willem
(1756-1831)
   Dutch writer of poetry and nonfiction on many subjects. His one work of fiction was the novella Kort verhaal van eene aanmerklijke luchtreis en nieuwe planeetokdekking (1813 anon; trans Paul Vincent as A Short Account of a Remarkable Aerial Voyage and Discovery of a New Planet 1989 UK), in which a balloonist is cast away on a small satellite orbiting within the Earth's atmosphere. Its flora and fauna are described, and he finds the remains of an earlier castaway before undertaking a perilous homeward journey. The text acknowledges a debt to the satirical tradition of FANTASTIC VOYAGES, but is authentic sf, and has good claims to be considered the first such work.
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  • BILDERDIJK, WILLEM —    Dutch poet, born at Amsterdam (1756 1831) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Willem Bilderdijk — (* 7. September 1756 in Amsterdam; † 18. Dezember 1831 in Haarlem) war ein niederländischer Jurist und Schriftsteller. Willem Bilderdijk Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Willem Bilderdijk — (Amsterdam, September 7, 1756 Haarlem, December 31, 1831), Dutch poet, the son of an Amsterdam physician. When he was six years old an accident to his foot incapacitated him for ten years, and he developed habits of continuous and concentrated… …   Wikipedia

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  • Willem de Clercq — (Amsterdam, 15 January 1795 Amsterdam, 4 February 1844) was secretary (1824 , at its foundation) and later director (1831 ) of the Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappij (NHM). He is also known as a poet and as a leader of the Réveil, the Protestant… …   Wikipedia

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  • Bilderdijk — (spr. daik), Willem, berühmter niederländ. Dichter, geb. 7. Sept. 1756 in Amsterdam, gest. 18. Dez. 1831 in Haarlem. Durch einen Spielkameraden am Fuße verletzt, war B. an elf Jahre an die Stube gefesselt; dies Leiden mag mit Ursache gewesen sein …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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