Tollens, Hendrik Franciscus

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Hendrik Franciscus Tollens (hĕn´drək fränsĬs´kəs tôl´əns), 1780–1856, Dutch poet. Among the leading Dutch romantics, he was popular for his homely and sincere patriotic verse. His principal work (1819) was an account of the Barentz expedition (1596–97), translated into English as The Hollanders in Nova Zembla (1884). He added the patronymic Caroluszoon to his name.