September 13, 1814|
Haarlem, the Netherlands
|Died||March 13, 1903
Utrecht, the Netherlands
|Subjects||Short autobiographical stories|
|Notable work(s)||Camera Obscura|
In 1840 he became a minister at the Dutch Reformed Church in Heemstede. In the same year he married Aleida van Foreest. In 1854 he moved to Utrecht where from 1874 till 1884 he was a professor in church history at the University of Utrecht.
His most famous work is Camera Obscura, which he wrote under his pseudonym during his student years. Though it was first published in 1839, he added stories in later editions, so the final version was not published until 1851.
Beets died of a brain haemorrhage at age 88, in Utrecht.
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