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Auguste Beernaert

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Monarch  Leopold II
Name  Auguste Beernaert
Preceded by  Jules Malou
Party  Catholic Party
Succeeded by  Jules de Burlet
Awards  Nobel Peace Prize
Political party  Catholic Party

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Preceded by  Theophile de Lantsheere
Succeeded by  Louis Marie Joseph de Sadeleer
Born  26 July 1829 Ostend, Netherlands (now Belgium) (1829-07-26)
Role  Former Prime Minister of Belgium
Died  October 6, 1912, Lucerne, Switzerland
Previous office  Prime Minister of Belgium (1884–1894)
Education  Heidelberg University, Catholic University of Leuven
Similar People  Paul‑Henri‑Benjamin d'Estournelles de Const, Tobias Asser, Leopold II of Belgium

Auguste Marie François Beernaert (26 July 1829 – 6 October 1912) was the 14th Prime Minister of Belgium from October 1884 to March 1894.

Born in Ostend in 1829, he entered the faculty of law at the Catholic University of Leuven at age 17. He finished five years later with greatest distinction.

He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1873, and became Minister of Public Works under Jules Malou, greatly improving the rail, canal and road systems. After his tenure as Prime Minister, he represented Belgium at the Hague conventions of 1899 and 1907. He was also co-winner (with Paul d'Estournelles de Constant) of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1909 for his work at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was chosen as president of the panel established under the rules of that organization in the Sarvarkar Case in 1911. A year later, he died in Lucerne, Switzerland.


  • 1899: Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium.
  • Knight grand cross in the Albert Order.
  • References

    Auguste Beernaert Wikipedia

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