Émile Braun

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Émile Braun
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Baron Braun
Born (1849-12-02)2 December 1849
Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Died 30 August 1927(1927-08-30) (aged 77)
Vichy, Belgium
Nationality Belgium
Occupation industrialist, politician

Émile, Baron Braun (2 December 1849 – 30 August 1927) was an engineer, Belgian liberal politician and manager of companies in the textile industry.[1][2]

He was provincial Council member for Oost-Vlaanderen (1891–1898), burgomaster of Ghent (1895–1921) and a member of parliament (1900–1925) for the liberal party. While he was burgomaster, the World Fair of Ghent took place in 1913-1914. Emile Braun was raised to nobility in 1922. The people from Ghent gave him the nickname Miele Zoetekoeke i.e. Emile sweet-cake.

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  1. ^ Le comte Charles de Broqueville, ministre d'Etat Volume 1 Henri Haag - 1990 "Émile Braun (1849-1927), baron, bourgmestre de Gand, député.
  2. ^ Archives et bibliothèques de Belgique: Volumes 26-28 Association des archivistes et bibliothécaires - 1955 "Émile Braun, bourgmestre de Gand, fut également emprisonné. Il était d'origine rhénane, et c'est peut-être pour cela ."
  3. ^ RD 31/8/1919