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Blommaert Philippe

Blommaert, Philippe, born at Ghent in 1809, spent most of his life in collecting the fast decaying fragments of popular Flemish poetry. He translated the Nibelungen Lied into the language of his country, and wrote a valuable History of the Belgians, in which he advocated the distinct nationality of his native country. He died in 1871.