Henri Delmotte

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Henri Delmotte
Born Henri Philibert Joseph Delmotte
(1822-03-14)14 March 1822
Baudour, Belgium
Died 10 July 1884(1884-07-10) (aged 62)
Brussels, Belgium
Nationality Belgium
Occupation novelist, poet

Henri Philibert Joseph Delmotte (14 March 1822 – 10 July 1884) was a Belgian stage poet and novelist. Delmotte was born in Baudour, Hainaut and studied jurisprudence and then worked for the government for a time, becoming a commissioner in Nivelles. However, he soon left public life and moved to Brussels. He was working in establishing a French-speaking national theatre in Belgium and from 1879 to 1880 wrote handbills and highly polemic newspaper articles. Beside numerous magazine articles, Delmotte also published books and comedies, in which he describes the contemporary Belgian middle classes. Delmotte died at Brussels in 1884.


  • Monsieur Du Bois, ou Nouvelle noblesse, 3-act prose comedy by M. Henri Delmotte. (Brussels, Théâtre royal du Parc, 15 March 1845 ; and La Monnaie, 18 March 1845.).
  • Comédies M. Du Bois ou la nouvelle Noblesse. Le Début. Comment on dovint Conseiller. Le Lanceur d'Affaires. Paris: Sandoz & Fischbacher, 1873.


  • Koninck, Auguste; Delecourt, Jules Victor; Reulens, Charles Louis; Luerquin, Victor; Verbeke, Honoré; Molenschot, Frédéric. Bibliographie nationale (in French).