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Julien Liebaert

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Political party  Catholic Party
Party  Catholic Party
Died  16 September 1930
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Julien Auguste Marie Joseph Baron (Kortrijk, June 22, 1848 - Ternat, September 16, 1930) was a Belgian Member of Parliament, Senator and Minister for the Catholic Party.



Liebaert was a son of Auguste and Louise Liebaert Peel. He married Marie Debontridder (1852-1916) in 1874. They had two sons and a daughter who married representative and senator Jean Mahieu.

He obtained a doctorate in law (1870) and doctorate in political and administrative sciences (1871) from the Catholic University of Leuven. He established himself as a lawyer in Brussels and then in Kortrijk.

He was elected member of the provincial council (1877-1890) and deputy (1878-1890) of West Flanders.

In 1890 he was elected deputy for the district of Kortrijk and held this office until 1919. He was elected senator in 1919 for the same district, to sit as a co-opted senator from 1925 to 1929.

Liebaert went through a varied ministerial career for twelve years as:

  • Finance Minister (January to August 1899) in government under Jules Vandenpeereboom,
  • Minister of Industry and Labour (August 1899 - February 1900) in government under Prime Minister Paul de Smet de Naeyer
  • Minister of Posts, Telegraphs and Railways (August 1899 - May 1907) in government under Paul de Smet de Naeyer
  • Finance Minister (May 1907 - June 1911) in government under Jules de Trooz and Frans Schollaert.
  • In 1912 he was appointed Minister of State and he became director (1912-1926) and governor (1927-1930) of the National Bank of Belgium.


  • Created Baron Liebaert, by Royal Decree of 1930.
  • Minister of State, by Royal Decree.
  • Grand Cordon in the Order of Leopold.
  • Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Crown
  • Knight Grand Cross in the inperial Order of the Double Dragon.
  • References

    Julien Liebaert Wikipedia

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