Anton van Duinkerken

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Statue of Anton van Duinkerken in his birthplace Bergen op Zoom

Wilhelmus Johannes Maria Antonius Asselbergs (2 January 1903, Bergen op Zoom - 27 June 1968, Nijmegen), better known under his pseudonym Anton van Duinkerken, was a Dutch poet, essayist, and academic.

Asselbergs considered a career as a priest before becoming a journalist, editing De Gids. He was subsequently a professor in art history and the history of literature at the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen. A Roman Catholic, he was active on behalf of the emancipation of the Catholic Church and wrote religious poetry.

He was honoured with a statue in the city of Bergen op Zoom.

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