Albert Verwey was born May 15, 1865, Amsterdam, Neth. Died March 8, 1937, Noordwijk aan Zee. He was a Dutch poet, scholar, and literary historian who played an important role in the literary life of The Netherlands in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Verwey began to write poetry early in life, and his first book of poems, Persephone, was published in 1883. He was a cofounder in 1885 of the periodical De nieuwe gids (“The New Guide”), which was one of the chief organs of the Dutch literary revival of the 1880s. Verwey contributed sonnets and other poems to this periodical.