|Birthname||Francis Albert Joseph Louis Nicolas Waldburger|
|born on||5 August 1906 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )|
|Place||Ixelles, Belgium, 50n50, 4e22|
|Timezone||WET h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°01' 22°57 Asc. 04°22'|
Belgian writer and soldier, he received the 1958 Prix Goncourt for Saint-Germain ou la négociation. This historical novel recounts the negotiations between the crown of France and the Huguenots in 1570, negotiations leading to the fragile Peace of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
He studied at the Royal Military Academy in Belgium. During World War II, he was a prisoner of war in Germany for five years. He was a representative of the Belgian army that participated in diplomatic discussions after the Armistice.
He died in Paris on 16 April 1997 at the age of 90.
Michaël Mandl quotes birth record .
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
- Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (POW in Germany, 5 years)
- Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Historical novels)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Essayist)