Adrianus Cornelis Schenck (the name is also written as
'Schenk') was born in Delft on March 11, 1775 as the son of
Johannes Schenck and Hester Spragge. A biography says that
he went to 'a common school'. After his school education he
worked as a clerk. Nevertheless he continued with his education.
In his spare time he learned French, English and German. A
proof of this is his masterly translation of Youngs 'Night
Thoughts' from English into German. In the year 1812 he became
a 'Collector' in Charlois, a place he stayed till his retirement
in 1835. Adrianus Schenck died on July 17, 1855 at the age
of 80. He was married to Maria Vrijdag (in 1799) and together
they had 6 children.
He also wrote beautiful poems. In one of this poems the
Divine Name is written.