Full name: Victor Auguste de Laveleye
Born: November 5, 1894 in Brussels, RÃ©gion de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Died: December 14, 1945 in Ixelles, RÃ©gion de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Victor de Laveleye was a nephew of [Ãdouard-Ãmile, Baron de Laveleye], chairman of the Belgium Olympic Committee. Victor played tennis at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics and was an alternate, who did not play, on the Belgian 1928 hockey team. He became a politician and government minister, who was also a radio announcer during World War II for Radio Belgique. He was a municipality Council member of Sint-Gillis, President of the Liberal Party (1936-37), and a Liberal member of parliament (1939-45) for the Bruxelles District. De Laveleye was minister of justice (1937) and public education (1944-45).
De Laveleye is best known for urging the Belgian people to adopt the upraised index and middle fingers in a V sign, signifying its use for victory, standing for victoire in French and vrijheid in Dutch.
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Tennis||Men's Singles||Belgium||BEL||17T|
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Tennis||Men's Doubles||Belgium-4||BEL||17T|
|1924 Summer||29||Paris||Tennis||Men's Singles||Belgium||BEL||33T|
|1924 Summer||29||Paris||Tennis||Men's Doubles||Belgium-2||BEL||16T|
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Tennis||Belgium||BEL||Round Two||Match #8||2||Kumagae (JPN) 3, de Laveleye (BEL) 0||0|
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Tennis||Belgium||BEL||Round One||Match #6||1||1920-08-16||de Laveleye (BEL) 3, Langaard (NOR) 1||3|
|1924 Summer||29||Paris||Tennis||Belgium||BEL||Round Two||Match #30||2||Richards (USA) 3, de Laveleye (BEL) 0||0|
|1924 Summer||29||Paris||Tennis||Belgium||BEL||Round One||Match #29||AC||1924-07-13||de Laveleye (BEL) bye|
|1920 Summer||25||Antwerpen||Tennis||Belgium-4||BEL||Joseph Halot||Round One||Match #6||2||ESP-1 3, BEL-4 1||1|
|1924 Summer||29||Paris||Tennis||Belgium-2||BEL||Jean Washer||Round Two||Match #3||2||ITA 3, BEL-2 0||0|
|1924 Summer||29||Paris||Tennis||Belgium-2||BEL||Jean Washer||Round One||Match #5||AC||1924-07-14||BEL-2 bye|