Frans de Cort

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Frans Jozef de Cort (21 June 1834, in Antwerp – 18 January 1878, in Elsene), was a Flemish writer. Professionally he was, first a clerk, editor, bookkeeper for a shipping company, and in 1861 a secretary at the military court.

Together with Jan Theodoor van Rijswijck, he published the journal De Grondwet since 1857. In 1858, he became editor of the magazine De Schelde. From 1861 on, he became head editor of De Toekomst, an illustrated magazine for education, which had been founded by his father-in-law Johan Michiel Dautzenberg. He was a convinced Flemish-liberal poet, and he wrote songs like Jan Theodoor van Rijswijck, and also more romantic songs, such as Moeder en kind (E: Mother and child), which excelled by their simplicity.

He devoted himself to the more technical side of poetry and translated songs of Robert Burns (De schoonste liederen van R. Burns, 1862) and of the Odes of Horatius.


  • Liederen, eerste reeks, (Antwerp, 1857)
  • Liederen, tweede reeks, (Antwerp, 1859)
  • De schoonste Liederen van Robert Burns, (Brussels, 1862)
  • Het gebruik der talen in België, door Frans Reynen, (Brussels, 1864)
  • Zingzang, (Brussels, 1866)
  • Liederen, (Groningen, 1868)

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