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Degrelle, Leon (Leon Jose de Ramirez Reina)

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Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Politician

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1906 - Born on the 15th of June, Bouillon, Belg.

1930 - He organized the Rexist Movement, allegedly to cleanse the Roman Catholic religion of political contamination.

         - Degrelle turned the Rexists into a fascist organization. In alliance with the 16 deputies of the separatist Flemish Nationalist Party, the Rexists forced the formation of weak coalition governments.

1936 - The Rexist Movement became an opposition party and, under Degrelle's guidance, elected 21 deputies to the Belgian Parliament.

1941 - In August, he formed and later commanded the Walloon and Flemish storm-trooper brigades that fought on the Russian front.

1944 - In September, he was sentenced in absentia to death as a collaborator.

1994 - Died on the 321st of March in Málaga, Spain.

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