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Nicolaas Godfried van Kampen (1776–1839)

Kampen, Nicolaas Godfried van (käm’pen). A distinguished Dutch historian; born at Haarlem, May 15, 1776; died at Leyden, March 15, 1839. The son of a gardener, having laid the foundation of vast learning while clerk in a bookstore, he became professor of English and German in the University of Leyden (1815). ‘History of the Literature of the Netherlands’ (1812); ‘History of French Domination in Europe’ (8 vols., 1815–23); ‘History of the Influence of the Netherlands Outside of Europe’ (3 vols., 1831–33), are among his finest works.