Léon ROM

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Painter, Sciences - Other, French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century

BelgianBorn Auguste Théophile Léon ROM

Belgian soldier and colonial official

Born on April 02, 1859 in Mons, Hainaut, Wallonie , Belgium

Died on January 30, 1924 in Ixelles, Bruxelles-Capitale , Belgium

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Rom was born to a poor family in Mons, Belgium, in 1859 and entered the Belgian Army at the age of 16. He subsequently worked at a customs office before leaving Belgium for the new Congo Free State in 1886 as one of the few hundred whites working in the colony's administration.

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