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Jeronimo de Bosch was born 23 March 1740 at Amsterdam, and died there 1 June 1811. He was an apothecary until 1773 and then became highest official in the Amsterdam secretariat. He was a Latin poet and highly regarded for his scholarship as well as his gentle and noble character. A poem of his on Napoleon Bonaparte was translated into Dutch, French, and German. The following works were published by him: Over den Staat der Zielen na den dood des lichaams (1784); De inhoud van den Ilias van Homerus (1804, translated into German); Lofrede op H. G. Oosterdijk (Amsterdam, 1795); and Lofrede op J. R. Deiman.


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Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Date Published 1953

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Loosjes, Jacob. "Bosch, Jeronimo de (1740-1811)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 27 Mar 2015.,_Jeronimo_de_(1740-1811)&oldid=75883.

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Loosjes, Jacob. (1953). Bosch, Jeronimo de (1740-1811). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 March 2015, from,_Jeronimo_de_(1740-1811)&oldid=75883.

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