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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 292 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SMILE LOUIS VICTOR DE LAVELEYE (1822—1892), Belgian economist, was born at Bruges on the 5th of April 1822, and educated there and at the College Stanislas in Paris, a celebrated establishment in the hands of the Oratorians. He continued his studies at the Catholic university of Louvain and afterwards at Ghent, where he came under the influence of Francois Huet, the philosopher and Christian Socialist. In 1844 he won a prize with an essay on the language and literature of Provence. In 1847 he published L'Histoire des rois francs, and in 1861 a French version of the Nibelungen, but though he never lost his interest in literature and history, his most important work was in the domain of economics. He was one of a group of young lawyers, doctors and critics, all old pupils of Huet, who met once a week to discuss social and economic questions, and was thus led to
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