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Jan Jacob Alfried de Laet (1815–1891)

de Laet, Jan Jakob (lät) [“Johan Alfried”]. A Flemish poet, novelist, and journalist; born at Antwerp, Dec. 13, 1815; died there, April 22, 1891. He championed Flemish rights and language in several journals. Among his best-known works were the romance ‘The House of Wesenbeke’ (1842); the village tale ‘The Player’ (1846); ‘Poems’ (1848; 2d ed. 1883).