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Maurice Bladel

Full name: Mauritius Amandus Ghislenus “Maurice” Van Bladel
Gender: Male
Born: February 12, 1886 in Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Died: February 14, 1968 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Maurice Van Bladel was a writer and left out the “Van” from his last name, making him better known as “Maurice Bladel”. Some of his books were: Vampires, Le Vitrail de Feu, Le Temps des Victoires and a study about the life and work of Georges Eekhoud. He also wrote poems, one of which was entitled Ballade, which was sung by Lina Bianchini in the Royal French Theater in Antwerp. At the Olympics in Antwerp, Maurice Bladel won a bronze medal in the art category literature, for his poem La Louange des Dieux. Maurice Bladel also corresponded with the famous Flemish writer Michel De Ghelderode. He was married to the famous singer Alice “Nyza” Bladel.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Art Competitions Mixed Literature Belgium BEL 3 Bronze

Mixed Literature

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Art Competitions Belgium Final Standings 3 The Praise of the Gods
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