Winok Bourel

Winok Bourel (1 November 1802 – 4 October 1880) was a Dutch language speaking rederijker and folk calligrapher.[1][2]

Winok Bourel
Born(1802-11-01)1 November 1802
Died4 October 1880(1880-10-04) (aged 77)
Eecke, France
Occupationrederijker and folk calligrapher

Winok Bourel was born in Eecke on 1 November 1802.[3] He became an official poet of the local chamber of rhetoric, a dramas and lyrics society closely connected with local civic leaders. After the foundation of the Flemish Committee of France, he was a corresponding member. Winok wrote poems and also some verses in Dutch language. He wrote for important occasions illuminated with folk motifs. These occasions included marriages, anniversaries and deaths.[4] Bourel was one of the last rhetoricians from the Westhoek.[1]

Bourel died in Eecke on 4 October 1880, aged 77.[1]

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