Pierre Salmon

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Born30th November 1926
Liège, Belgium
Died10 March 2005 (Age 78)
NationalityFrench?, Belgian
Alma materUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Historian specializing in African history who attended 1977 Bilderberg, where the relevant subject was "North American and Western European attitudes towards the Third World's demands for restructuring the world order".

Employment.png Professor

In office
1959 - 1993
EmployerUniversité Libre de Bruxelles
Attended 1977 Bilderberg as President of the department of Social Sciences

Pierre Salmon was a French/Belgian historian specializing in African history. He attended the 1977 Bilderberg, where where the relevant subject was North American and Western European attitudes towards the Third World's demands for restructuring the world order.


Born in Liège in Belgium on 30th November 1926, Pierre Salmon graduated with a degree in 'Philosophie et Lettres', specialising in history, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.) in July 1950, obtained his teaching diploma for secondary schools and then obtained his doctorate in May 1961. As the successful winner of a travel scholarship in 1951, he stayed at the Academia Belgica in Rome and then spent 1953-54 as an intern at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, specializing in Ancient History.[1][2][3]


Pierre Salmon's work on the Athens' Egyptian policy had already directed his interest to the African continent, but the main thrust of his African work started on 1st July 1959 when he became a scientific associate at the Scientific and Medical Centre of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.), in Central Africa, a post which he held until 31st December 1967. On 1st January 1968, he moved to the Centre of African Studies at the Institute of Sociology at the U.L.B., becoming co-director of the Centre on 1st October 1984. African history became his main interest[1]

At the same time, he carried on his teaching career at the Léon Lepage Atheneum (1950-1963), at the Lucien Cooremans Institute for Higher Education (1961-1978), and particularly at the State University in Antwerp (from 1963) and at the U.L.B. (from 1970). It was at the U.L.B. that the principally developed in the Faculty of Social Science, Politics and Economics, courses linked to his two main fields of research such as "La société et les Institutions de l'Antiquité" and "l'Ethnohistoire de l'Afrique".

He has widely travelled, and was to be seen in Europe (he was 'Professore a contratto' at the University of Milan) as well as Teheran and Jerusalem, and naturally enough in Africa where he was Visiting Professor at Lubumbashi, Bujumbura, Yaounde, Abidjan, Niamey, Cotonou and Kisingani.

He was a member of the university's governing body (1976-1978 and 1986-1988), President of the department of Social Sciences (1976-1978), Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on matters of co-operation (1989-1992), then Secretary-General of the Co-operation Council (1991). At the end of the academic year 1991-1992 Pierre Salmon relinquished most of his functions.ref name=journals/>


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
The 25th Bilderberg, held in Torquay, England.