Henri Pirenne

Henri Pirenne

Born: December 23, 1862

Died: October 25, 1935

Nationality: Belgian

Occupation: Historian

Biography: Henri Pirenne was a Belgian historian. A medievalist of Walloon descent, he wrote a multivolume history of Belgium in French and became a national hero. He also became prominent in the nonviolent resistance to the Germans who occupied Belgium in World War I.