ONNO ZWIER VAN HAREN
\ˈɒnə͡ʊ zwˈi͡ə vˈan hˈaɹən], \ˈɒnəʊ zwˈiə vˈan hˈaɹən], \ˈɒ_n_əʊ z_w_ˈiə v_ˈa_n h_ˈa_ɹ_ə_n]\
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A Dutch poet and statesman; born at Leeuwarden, April 2, 1713; died near Wolvega, Friesland, Sept. 2, 1779. An active public man on the Orange side, he was forced into retirement by an obscure scandal after the death of Anne, wife of William IV., and took to literary work. His best production is an epic, "The Fatherland", portraying the Dutch struggle for freedom. His lyric poetry is good; and a tragedy, "William I"., is still generally read. His work on William IV. is a masterpiece of Dutch prose.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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