Jules Destrée

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Destrée, Jules

 

Born Aug. 21, 1863, in Marcinelle; died Dec. 3, 1936, in Brussels. Belgian political figure and statesman.

In the early 1890’s, Destrée joined the socialist movement, becoming a member of the Belgian Labor Party. In 1894 he became a deputy to parliament. During World War I (1914–18) he held social-chauvinist views. He was hostile to the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia. From December 1919 to November 1920 he was Belgian minister of science and culture. In the 1920’s he frequently represented Belgium on various League of Nations commissions concerning cultural questions.

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En Italie avant la guerre: 1914–1915. Brussels-Paris, 1915.
En Italie pendant la guerre: (1915–1916). Brussels-Paris, 1916.
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Ainsi ni les textes de Huysmans sur "L'Exposition du Cercle artistique de Bruxelles" (1876) ni les Lettres inedites a Jules Destree (Geneve: Droz, 1967) n'ont ete pris en compte.
Ambassador to NATO; Marc Luyckx, former member of the Forward Studies Unit, European Commission; and Pascale Van Doren, head of Future Studies at Institut Jules Destree in Belgium.