"Schoonselhof Cemetary: Camille Huysmans" Hoboken Things to Do Tip by irisbe
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Camille Huysmans was born in the province of Limburg in the city Bilzen. He died in Antwerp on 25th of February 1968.
He studied German philology at Liege and became journalist. He became political involved and in 1910 he became member of the chamber of the Belgian labour party. Together with F. Cauwelaert and L. Franck, he started a campaign to turn the university of Gent into a Flemish university.
If you have read the previous tips, you will remember that the Flemish were deprived from higher studies in their own language. Camille Huysmans was a real socialist.
In 1921 he became board member of the city of Antwerp and made a coalition between the socialist and the catholic party in Antwerp. Excepted for the WWII period he was mayor of Antwerp from 1933-1946. He did a lot for education in the city and as minister of Arts and Sciences (1925-1927) he kept a close eye on the strict application of the language law concerning education.
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