English, Michiel

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English, Michiel Gender: M
Michel Pierre Marie English
born on 25 September 1885 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Bruges, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14
Timezone LST m4e21 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°06' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°26 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°14'

Michiel English (circa 1910)


Belgian Roman Catholic priest and historian, and the brother of artist Joe English.

He was ordained a priest on 21 May 1910. He was an assistant priest in Herzeeuw (1910) and a teacher in the Episcopal St. Amandscollege in Kortrijk (1910), where, among others, Antoon Viaene was one of his pupils. He was then usher in the Saint Saviour Cathedral (1919) and archivist-librarian of the diocese (1933). His interests and writings included a mix of history, archeology, art history, folklore and liturgy.

From 1945 until his death he wrote a weekly insight into the parish's religious life under the title "Dagklapper." In 1985-1987, six volumes of the complete edition of 771 "Dagklapper" entries were published, covering the period 1945 to 1962.

English was a board member of the Society for History in Bruges in 1943 and in 1960 became vice president. He was also for more than half a century a contributor to the magazine Biekorf.

He died on 22 March 1962.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°1121 from the online Bruges municipal archives: "om een ure 's morgens" (at one o'clock in the morning). Wikipedia has 24 September in error.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic priest)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist