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JAN JACOB VAN OOSTERZEE (1817-1882)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 120 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAN JACOB VAN OOSTERZEE (1817-1882), Dutch divine, was born at Rotterdam on the 1st of April 1817. After acting as pastor at Alkmaar and Rotterdam, in 1863 he was made professor of biblical and practical theology at the university of Utrecht. Oosterzee earned a reputation as a preacher, was editor of the Theolog. Jahrbucher from 1845, wrote a number of noteworthy books on religious history, and published poems in Dutch (1882). He died on the 29th of July 1882. A collected edition of Oosterzee's works was published in French, TEuvres completes, in three volumes (1877-188o). His autobiography appeared in 1882. 00TACAMUND, or UTAKAMAND, a town of British India, headquarters of the Nilgiris district in Madras, approached by a rack railway from the Mettapolliem station on the Madras railway. Pop. (1901) 18,596. It is the principal sanatorium of southern India, and summer headquarters. of the Madras government. It is placed on a plateau about 7230 ft. above the sea, with a fine artificial lake, and mountains rising above 8000 ft. The mean annual temperature is 58° F., with a minimum of 38° in January and a maximum of 76° in May; average annual rainfall, 49 in. The houses are scattered on the hillsides amid luxuriant gardens, and there are extensive carriage drives. In the neighbourhood are plantations of coffee, tea and cinchona. There are a brewery and two dairy farms. The Lawrence asylum for the children of European soldiers was founded in 1858, and there are also the Breeks memorial and Basel Mission high schools. See Sir F. Price, Ootacamund: A History (Madras, 1908).
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