Pieter Baes

Elverdinge 29.04.1848 - Izegem 21.07.1907

Pieter Baes was the son of Boudewijn Baes, innkeeper, and Joanna Ligneel. He attended the Saint Vincent’s college in Ypres and took holy orders on December 21st, 1872, having been a commerce and mathematics teacher at the Saint Louis’ college in Bruges since September 1872. In November 1873 Adolf Duclos called Pieter Baes and other acquaintances together to establish an editorial council for Rond den Heerd. Baes witnessed the creation of the Guild of Sint-Luitgaarde on February 13th, 1874 and served as its secretary until 1883. He was appointed teacher at the governmental teaching college for boys in Bruges on April 23rd, 1879 but was suspended in that same year due to the Van Humbeek bill. From September 17th, 1879 onwards he worked as principal of the Saint Joseph institute in Izegem and its primary school. In 1895 he was appointed diocesan inspector. Baes devoted himself to creating quality school books and educational publications such as "De Taalsleutel of Vlaamsche Spraakregels, Tafelwijze geschikt" and the educational magazine Sint-Canisiusblad.
SL714 005 lerarenkorps1874 College of Saint Louis, Teachers 1874-75. Baes 1st person 2nd row l.t.r.
GGA 7419r Name card of Pieter Baes to Guido Gezelle, 1877

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