Léon de Sousberghe, S.J.: 1903–2006

Léon de Sousberghe, S.J.: 1903–2006 in memorium Léon de Sousberghe, S.J. 903–2006 by Z.S. Strother “Nous parlons de l’art Pende actuel…” Léon de Clerque-Wissocq de Sousberghe, the author of L’art pende (1959) and many other important treatises, died on March 30, 2006, at the age of 102. He was born on October 25, 1903, at Conjoux Hall, Conneux, in the Province of Namur. Scion to one of the aristocratic families of Belgium, de Sousberghe wryly remembered a happy childhood hunting rabbits on the picturesque family domain. Following the chaos of the German invasion in 1914, his family sent him to secondary schools first in Paris and then on the Isle of Jersey. In 1918, he transferred to the Collège jésuite de Marmoutier in Tours, where he obtained a French Baccalauréat in Letters and Philosophy. Returning to Belgium, de Sousberghe began graduate studies at the University of Louvain and received doctorates in both philosophy and law, 1929–30. The son of a vicomte and grandson of a count, de Sousberghe forfeited his title to join the Jesuits in 1930. He achieved his lifelong desire of being ordained as a Catholic priest in August 1936. His younger sister, Anne, showed a similar dedication and joined a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Arts MIT Press

Léon de Sousberghe, S.J.: 1903–2006

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MIT Press
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© 2007 by the Regents of the University of California.
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in memorium
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0001-9933
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1937-2108
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10.1162/afar.2007.40.2.8
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in memorium Léon de Sousberghe, S.J. 903–2006 by Z.S. Strother “Nous parlons de l’art Pende actuel…” Léon de Clerque-Wissocq de Sousberghe, the author of L’art pende (1959) and many other important treatises, died on March 30, 2006, at the age of 102. He was born on October 25, 1903, at Conjoux Hall, Conneux, in the Province of Namur. Scion to one of the aristocratic families of Belgium, de Sousberghe wryly remembered a happy childhood hunting rabbits on the picturesque family domain. Following the chaos of the German invasion in 1914, his family sent him to secondary schools first in Paris and then on the Isle of Jersey. In 1918, he transferred to the Collège jésuite de Marmoutier in Tours, where he obtained a French Baccalauréat in Letters and Philosophy. Returning to Belgium, de Sousberghe began graduate studies at the University of Louvain and received doctorates in both philosophy and law, 1929–30. The son of a vicomte and grandson of a count, de Sousberghe forfeited his title to join the Jesuits in 1930. He achieved his lifelong desire of being ordained as a Catholic priest in August 1936. His younger sister, Anne, showed a similar dedication and joined a

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Published: Jun 1, 2007

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