Rita Lejeune

Rita Lejeune (1906–2009) was a Belgian philologist who became a leading expert in the study of medieval French literature.

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Rita Lejeune
Born(1906-11-22)22 November 1906
Died18 March 2009(2009-03-18) (aged 102)
Liège, Liège Province, Belgium
NationalityBelgian
Spouse(s)Fernand Dehousse
ChildrenJean-Maurice, Françoise
Academic background
Alma materLiège University
ThesisUne figure originale du début du XIIIe siècle: Jean Renart (1928)
InfluencesFerdinand Lot[1]
Academic work
DisciplineRomance philology
Sub-disciplineMedieval French literature
InstitutionsLiège University
Notable worksRecherches sur le thème: les chansons de geste et l’histoire (1948); with Jacques Stiennon, La Wallonie, le pays et les hommes: Lettres – arts – culture (4 vols, 1977-1981)