PPT Belgium Daens

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Comenius project: 'The Quest for the European Grail'. Presentation of 3 historic figures.

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PPT Belgium Daens

  1. 1. Adolf Daens 1839 - 1907
  2. 2. Facts <ul><li>Born on 18 December 1839 </li></ul><ul><li>Deceased 14 June 1907 </li></ul><ul><li>Flemish priest from Aalst </li></ul><ul><li>Fought for better circumstances in the factories </li></ul>
  3. 3. Career as priest <ul><li>Failed becoming Jesuit  he became a priest </li></ul><ul><li>Because of his protest campaign, the Church prevented his religious/political activities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Political career <ul><li>He was a Catholic social democrat. He supported the poor. </li></ul><ul><li>He came up against the rich who were corrupt and exploited the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Elected in Parliament in 1894 </li></ul><ul><li>His target was to create better work circumstances for the workers in the factories </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inheritance <ul><li>His life was made into a novel by Louis Paul Boon (1971), a film (1992) and a musical (2007) </li></ul>

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