Arthur De Schrevel

Wervik 05.01.1850 - Bruges 18.04.1934

Arthur De Schrevel, son of Ivon De Schrevel, physician, and Melanie Liebaert, studied at the diocesan college in Ypres. From September 1872 until 1876 he studied theology at the university of Leuven. He was ordained priest on June 7th, 1873. He became a teacher at the main seminar in Bruges (10.09.1877), to become its principal on August 18th, 1889. De Schrevel then became honorary canon of the Brugean cathedral and secretary to bishop Waffelaert (10.06.1894). On March 12th, 1897 he became the spiritual director of the “Dienstmaagden van de Zaligmaker” (The Saviour’s maidservants) in Bruges, and subsequently archpriest (26.04.1905) and vicar general of the diocese Bruges. He resigned in March 1931 but stayed in Bruges. In 1882 he became a member and board member of the Genootschap voor Geschiedenis (History Society) in Bruges, and its president in 1919. As a historian De Schrevel published on the 16th century.

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