Léonie Madeleine Van Santen

1900–1985 (Age 85)

The Life of Léonie Madeleine

When Léonie Madeleine Van Santen was born in 1900, in Belgium, her father, Jean Marie Joseph Van Santen, was 37 and her mother, Marie Alice Joséphine Debatty, was 41. She married René Léon Florimont Ghislain Braibant in 1927, in Belgium. She died in 1985, at the age of 85.

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René Léon Florimont Ghislain Braibant
Léonie Madeleine Van Santen
Marriage: 1927

Spouse and Children


Parents and Siblings

    Jean Marie Joseph Van Santen


    Marie Alice Joséphine Debatty




World Events (6)


Age 14

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

Age 20

Antwerp hosts the Summer Olympic Games.

Age 40

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

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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