J. H. Leopold

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J.H. Leopold

Jan Hendrik Leopold (May 11, 1865 – June 21, 1925) was a Dutch poet and classicist.

Leopold was born at 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. After living in Arnhem he moved to Rotterdam early in 1892, where he became a teacher of classical languages at the Gymnasium Erasmianum.

He translated portions of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam into Dutch.

He died in Rotterdam. The school commemorates him with a bronze and stone monument including his portrait and one of his poems.


  • Studia Peerlkampiana (1892)
  • Ad Spinozae opera posthuma (1902)
  • Stoïsche wijsheid (1904)
  • M. Antonius Imperator (1908)
  • Uit den tuin van Epicurus (1910)
  • Verzen (1912)
  • Cheops (1916)
  • Oostersch (1924)
  • Verzen II (1926)

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