BORN 20 Sep 1859, Nevele, Oost-Vlaanderen - DIED 25 Jul 1932, Afsnee, Oost-Vlaanderen|
REAL NAME Buysse, Cyrillus Gustave Emile
GRAVE LOCATION Gent: Westerbegraafplaats (332-R (Plein AE, rij 2, nr. 20))
Cyriel Buysse was the son of a chicory factory owner. His father wanted him to join his company, but his aunt Virginie Loveling encouraged him to become an author. After he started dating a girl that he had met in a bad his father requested him to leave his home. Between 1886 and 1896 he travelled to the USA several times, but this resulted in disappointments.
In 1896 he married the Dutch widow Nelly Dyserinck. They spent the winters in The Hague in the Netherlands. His son René was born in 1897. In 1903 he founded the literary magazine "Groot Nederland" together with Louis Couperus and Willem Gerard van Nouhuys. He was its editor until his death. During the First World War he lived in the Netherlands. Adter the Armistice he returned to Belgium, where he received the state prize for literature in 1921. In 1932 king Albert I made him a baron.
is nephew/niece of Loveling, Virginie
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