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 Jef Dillen

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Jef Dillen

  • Birth 1878
  • Death 1935
  • Burial Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
  • Memorial ID 5625

Antiquarian and art-collector who had the astounding foresight to purchase the first copy of Rodin's 'the Thinker' when Paris rejected it, to use as his own memorial. The same statue is on Rodin's own grave in Meudon, France, but is a later copy.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jef Dillen (1878–1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5625, citing Laken Cemetery, Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .