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André Henri Constant van Hasselt (1806–1874)

Hasselt, André Henri Constant van (häs’selt). A Belgian poet and historian; born in Maastricht, Holland, Jan. 5, 1806; died in Brussels, Nov. 30, 1874. As a naturalized Belgian he early made that country his own from a literary point of view, and became in 1837 a member of the Belgian Academy. His leading historical works are: ‘History of French Poetry in Belgium’; ‘The Belgians in the Crusades’; ‘History of the Belgian People’; and ‘The Glories of Art in Belgium.’ He also produced a variety of verses, stories, and essays. His poems are highly spoken of, especially the ‘Four Incarnations of Christ.’