Odile Roegiers

Female11 February 1909–11 December 1999

Brief Life History of Odile

When Odile Roegiers was born on 11 February 1909, in Sleidinge, East Flanders, Belgium, her father, Camillus Roegiers, was 21 and her mother, Mathilde De Schauwers, was 21. She died on 11 December 1999, in her hometown, at the age of 90.

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    World Events (6)


    Age 5

    Germany invades. The Belgian army holds position behind Yser river until 1918.


    Age 11

    Antwerp hosts the Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 31

    Germany invades Belgium. The Belgian government evacuates to London. King Leopold surrenders to German forces.

    Name Meaning

    From the medieval Germanic name Odila, a derivative of od meaning ‘prosperity, wealth’; borne by a 8th-century saint who founded a Benedictine convent at what is now Odilienburg in Alsace; she is the patron saint of Alsace.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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