Matthias Edward Storme
, 1959) is a Belgian lawyer
and conservative philosopher
Storme was born and raised in a Catholic
family in the Belgian city of Ghent. His father Marcel Storme
(b. 1930) used to be a university law professor, lecturing on the topic of Civil Procedure
, and a member of the Belgian Senate
(1977–1981) for the Flemish Christian Democrats. His grandfather August De Schryver
(1898–1992) held several ministerships in many Belgian governments, including the Belgian Exile Government
during World War II
. He held his seat in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives
until the late 1965. His other grandfather Jules Storme was professor at the University of Gent (Ghent).
Storme was educated at the Jesuit College in Ghent, the Sint-Barbaracollege
(Latin-Greek Humanities 1970-1976) and was a boy scout in the Sint-Barbara group.
He studied law and philosophy, first at the UFSIA
(1976–1978) and further at the Catholic University of Leuven
(1978–1981), where he obtained a master's degree
As a student in Leuven, he was active in the Flemish nationalist Katholiek Vlaams Hoogstudentenverbond
(KVHV) of Leuven, as well as in the Royal Flemish Law Society
(Koninklijk Vlaams Rechtgenootschap, VRG). He later became a member of K.A.V. Lovania Leuven
, a catholic student fraternity that is affiliated to the Cartellverband der Katholischen Deutschen Studentenverbindungen
Storme also studied at Yale......