Raet, Lodewijk de
(1870-1914)
   An economist, Lodewijk de Raet was born in Brussels on 17 February 1870. A proponent of Flemish nationalism, he held that the economic development of Flanders was a necessary precondition to its cultural emancipation and to enhanced political power. Many of his writings are collected in Over Vlaamsche Volkstracht (On Flemish popular power [1906-1913]). He died in Forest on 24 November 1914.

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