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The Tollens-Fonds ("Tollens foundation)" is a Dutch organization named for poet Hendrik Tollens (1780–1856). The organization awards a notable literary prize, the Tollens Prize and till 2008 also the Jacobson Prize.

Hendrik Tollens Dutch poet

Henricus Franciscus Caroluszoon (Hendrik) Tollens was a Dutch poet best known for Wien Neêrlands Bloed, the national anthem of the Netherlands between 1815 and 1932.

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Tollens Prize

The Tollens Prize (Dutch : Tollensprijs) is an quinquennial award in the Netherlands designed to provide a five prominent literary honor. The prize is awarded for a body of work that, in the opinion of the jury, had the highest literary value in the preceding five years.

Dutch language West Germanic language

Dutch(Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Including three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

The award, established by the Board of Tollensfonds in 1902, is called the Tollensprijs since 1925. It was named after the poet Hendrik Tollens (1780–1856).

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Jacobson award

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References

  1. "Literaire prijzen" (in Dutch). Nederlands Letterkundig Museum . Retrieved 24 May 2014.