Emile Cammaerts

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Émile Cammaerts

Émile Leon Cammaerts (born March 16, 1878 in Brussels, Belgium; died November 2, 1953 in Radlett, Hertfordshire, England) was a Belgian poet.

Cammaerts moved to England in 1908. Aside from his own writings, he engaged in translations of John Ruskin and G. K. Chesterton. He became Professor of Belgian Studies at the University of London in 1933.

He married the theatrical actress Tita Brand, with whom he had two sons, one of them Francis Cammaerts.


  • Belgian Poems : Chants patriotique, et autres poems (translated into English by his wife in 1916)
  • Through the iron bars, two years of German occupation in Belgium (1917)
  • A history of Belgium from the Roman invasion to the present day (1921)
  • Discoveries in England (1930)
  • Albert of Belgium, defender of right, a biography of King Albert I of Belgium (1935)
  • The laughing prophet (Study of GK Chesterton - 1937)
  • Upon this rock (1943)
  • The flower of grass (1945)
  • The peace that is left (1945)

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