Hilaire Belloc





Hilaire Belloc

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born
in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
July 27, 1870

died
July 16, 1953

gender
male

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Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. K. Chesterton. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.


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More books by Hilaire Belloc…
“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!”
Hilaire Belloc

“When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”
Hilaire Belloc

“I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
Hilaire Belloc

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