Loveling, Virginie

WRITER, POET (BELGIUM)
BORN 17 Jun 1836, Nevele - DIED 1 Dec 1923, Gent: Marnixstraat 12
REAL NAME Loveling, Virginie Marie
GRAVE LOCATION Gent: Westerbegraafplaats (334-R)

Younger sister of Rosalie Loveling. After their father Herman Loveling died, the family moved to Ghent where Rosalie en Virginie moved in circles of authors and other intellectual people. When they returned to Nevele they kept their contacts. They wrote poems and stories until Rosalie died in 1875.

Virginie continued to write novels, essays and children's stories. Among her novels were "Sophie" (1885), "Een dure eed" (1891) and "Het land der verbeelding" (1896). Sometimes she used the pseudonym W.E.C Walter for her work.

The author Cyriel Buysse was her nephew and he was buried next to her at the Westerbegraafplaats in Ghent. Virginie had bought a grave for three people there in 1911 and frequently visited it before her death.

Sources
• Heessen, Hans, Harry Jansen & Ed Schilders, Waar ligt Poot?, De Prom, Baarn, 1997

Images

The grave of Virginie Loveling at the Westerbegraafplaats, Gent.
Picture by Androom (26 Apr 2014)

 


Low, Archibald

Published: 27 Apr 2014
Last update: 7 Apr 2015