Hellens, Franz

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Hellens, Franz Gender: M
born on 8 September 1881 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Brussel, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone BMT m4e2230 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°43' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°55 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°44'

Franz Hellens


A prolific Belgian novelist, poet and critic. Although of Flemish descent, he wrote entirely in French, and lived in Paris from 1947 to 1971.

He is known as one of the major figures in Belgian magic realism (fantastique quotidien), and as the indefatigable editor of Signaux de France et de Belgique (later Le Disque vert). The only work translated into English is Mémoires d'Elseneur ("Memoirs from Elsinore", 1954).

His father, Émile van Ermengem, was the bacteriologist who discovered the cause of botulism. His younger brother was the writer François Maret (Frans van Ermengem).

He died 20 January 1972

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet