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Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate (1819–1888)

Kate, Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten (ten kä’tė). A Dutch poet and theologian; born at The Hague, Dec. 23, 1819; died in 1888. In 1836 his first volume of poems, entitled ‘Gedichten,’ appeared. In 1837, with a friend, he published a translation of the ‘Odes’ of Anacreon, the first of a long series of translations that have distinguished him among modern Dutch poets. Among these may be mentioned that of Byron’s ‘Giaour’; Tasso’s ‘Gerusalemme Liberata’ (1856); Tegnér’s ‘Frithiof’s Saga’ (1861); Schiller’s ‘Marie Stuart’ (1866); La Fontaine’s ‘Fables’; Dante’s ‘Inferno’ (1876); Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ (1880). Among his original works are various collections of poems, and many treatises of a religious or philosophical character, some in prose; ‘Dead and Alive’ (1856); ‘The Creation’ (1860; English translation by Rev. D. Van de Pelt, 1888); ‘The Planets’ (1869); ‘Eunoë’ (1874); ‘Palm Leaves and Flowers of Poesy’ (1884).