Gilbertus Happart

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Gilbertus Happart
Diedc. 1653
Spouse(s)Maria Hoochkamer[1]

Gilbertus Happart (also recorded as Gillis or Gilbert Happart) was a seventeenth-century Dutch missionary to Formosa (now known as Taiwan). He was stationed in the village of Favorlang (modern-day Huwei) and wrote a dictionary of the Favorlang language of the inhabitants.[2]


  1. ^ "Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek (New Dutch Biographical Dictionary)" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  2. ^ Happart, Gilbertus (1650). Medhurst, W.H. (ed.). Dictionary of the Favorlang dialect of the Formosan language.