Hulshoff, Willem van Oosterwijk (1771-1795)

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Willem van Oosterwijk Hulshoff, son of Allard Hulshoff, born 6 March 1771 at Amsterdam, died there 17 May 1795, studied at the Amsterdam Mennonite Theological Seminary and became a ministerial candidate in 1792. The ministry, however, did not appeal to him, and so he studied philosophy at the University of Utrecht. Having always been frail, he died at the age of 24 years. Yet his name was very well known in the 19th century for his publications: Vertoog over het Wederzien (Amsterdam, 1795); Josef in sijne Kinderliefde en trouw ter naarvolging aangepresen (published 1796 by the "Genootschap tot verdediging van den Christelijken Godsdienst"), and especially De Geschiedenis van Josef voor Kinderen (Leiden, Amsterdam, 1796); this last book, crowned by the "Maatschappij tot Nut van 't Algemeen," was used until 1857 in nearly all elementary schools in the Netherlands; a new (17th) edition appeared as late as 1886.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1869): 56, 59, 83.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Het protestantsche vaderland: biographisch woordenboek van protestantsche godgeleerden in Nederland, 8 vols. Utrecht, 1903-1918: IV, 418 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Hulshoff, Willem van Oosterwijk (1771-1795)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 21 Apr 2018.,_Willem_van_Oosterwijk_(1771-1795)&oldid=65511.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Hulshoff, Willem van Oosterwijk (1771-1795). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2018, from,_Willem_van_Oosterwijk_(1771-1795)&oldid=65511.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 840. All rights reserved.

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