Le Vingtième Siècle
Le Vingtième Siècle (French: [lə vɛ̃tjɛm sjɛkl], The Twentieth Century) was a Belgian newspaper that was published from 1895 to 1940. Its supplement Le Petit Vingtième ("The Little Twentieth") is known as the first publication to feature The Adventures of Tintin.
|Political alignment||Conservative, Catholic Party (Belgium)|
The conservative Catholic newspaper was founded by Georges Helleputte, Joseph d'Ursel, and Athanase de Broqueville (brother of Belgian Prime Minister Charles de Broqueville). Its first issue was published on 6 June 1895. It sold poorly and was kept alive by Charles de Broqueville and other Belgian aristocrats.
In 1914, Fernand Neuray took over as editor-in-chief. He distanced the newspaper from the Catholic alignment and tried to position it as a national newspaper.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Sometimes abbreviated Le XXe Siècle.
- Pierre Assouline, Hergé, Plon, 1996.
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