VERHAEREN, ÉMILE (1855-1916), Belgian poet (see 27.1023), produced in 1912 a tragedy, Hélène de Sparte, which was performed in German and Russian, besides French. His later poems include Les Rythmes souverains (1910); Les Villes à pignons (1910); Les Fleurs du Soir (1911); Les Plaines (1911) and Les Blés Mouvants (1912). On the outbreak of the World War Verhaeren came to England, where he received hon. degrees from various universities. During his exile he published Les Ailes rouges de la Guerre. He was killed at Rouen while attempting to enter a moving train, Nov. 27 1916.