Herman Frans Anna baron Van der Wee (born 10 July 1928) is a Belgian economic historian. He was a full professor of social and economic history at the KU Leuven from 1969 to 1993. The academic output of Van der Wee spans economic history, the history of banking, financial history. He has performed research on the period from the Middle Ages to the present time. Geographically he has performed broad research as well, looking into Antwerp, Belgium, the Low Countries, Europe and the world.
Van der Wee was born on 10 July 1928 in Lier to Jos Van der Wee and Martha Planckaert. He started studying law at the Catholic University of Leuven in 1945. In 1949 he obtained a degree in philosophy. In 1950 he obtained his doctorate in law. Van der Wee obtained a further degree in social and political studies in 1951. In 1963 he obtained his doctorate in history with a thesis titled: "The Growth of the Antwerp Market and the European Econo…Read more on Wikipedia