Saturday, April 30, 2022

Dr. Jan Segers (1942 - 2022)


On April 18, 2022 we received the sad news of the sudden death of Dr. Jan Segers, a well-known Flemish toponymist.

Jan Hendrik Segers was one of the founders of the Limburgian Dialect and Name Society. In him, Limburg's Onomastics loses one of its great representatives. His research interests always included historical micro-toponyms of Belgian settlements (starting from his thesis 'Neeroeterse plaatsnamen' in 1969). 

In 2017, he was awarded the golden medal and a certificate by the Town of Maaseik in recognition of numerous achievements to preserve its toponymic heritage.  

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