Ernest Claes

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Ernest Claes

Andreas Ernestus Josephus Claes (24 October 1885 in Zichem – 2 September 1968 in Elsene) was a Flemish author. He is best known for his regional novels, including De Witte ("Whitey"), which was the source material for the first Flemish movie: De Witte (1920). In 1980 it was remade as De Witte van Sichem by Robbe De Hert.[1]

Claes' novels were also adapted into the popular TV series Wij, Heren van Zichem (1969–1972)[2] or miniseries as De vulgaire geschiedenis van Charelke Dop (1985).[3]

Some of his works are written under the pseudonym G. van Hasselt.

He married the Dutch-born writer Stephanie Vetter.


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