Cammaerts, Émile


Cammaerts, Émile

▪ Belgian poet and writer
born March 16, 1878, Brussels, Belg.
died Nov. 2, 1953, Radlett, Hertfordshire, Eng.

      Belgian poet and writer who, as a vigorous royalist, interpreted Belgium to the British public.

      In 1908, when he was 30, Cammaerts settled in England, and his writings on English and Belgian themes included translations of works by John Ruskin and G.K. Chesterton into French. He also wrote Discoveries in England (1930), The Laughing Prophet: The Seven Virtues and G.K. Chesterton (1937), and Albert of Belgium, Defender of Right (1935). During World War I he became known for his poems, among which were Chants patriotiques et autres poèmes (1915; Belgian Poems) and Poèmes intimes (1922).

      He became professor of Belgian studies and institutions at London University in 1931 and professor emeritus in 1947. His enthusiasms also embraced nonsense verse, art, and religion, exemplified in The Poetry of Nonsense (1925), Rubens, Painter and Diplomat (1931), Flemish Painting (1945), and The Cloud and the Silver Lining (1952).

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