Aeneas Mackay

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Aeneas Mackay
20th Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
20 April 1888 – 21 August 1891
Monarch William III
Wilhelmina, Emma (Regent)
Preceded by Jan Heemskerk
Succeeded by Gijsbert van Tienhoven
Personal details
Born Æneas Baron Mackay Jr.
(1838-11-29)29 November 1838
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Died 13 November 1909(1909-11-13) (aged 70)
The Hague, The Netherlands
Political party ARP
Spouse(s) Maria Catharina Anna Fagel
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Reformed Protestant

Æneas, Baron Mackay Jr. (29 November 1838 – 13 November 1909[1]) was a prime minister of the Netherlands. He was a member of the Anti-Revolutionary Party.


Mackay was born in Nijmegen in 1839 into a family of Scottish origin. He became a lawyer in 1862 and worked as one until 1865. In 1888, he became prime minister, until 1890 when he was succeeded by Gijsbert van Tienhoven. He died in The Hague in 1909, at the age of 69.

Mackay's uncle, Æneas Baron Mackay Sr., was also a politician.



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Political offices
Preceded by
Eppo Cremers
President of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Eppo Cremers
Preceded by
Jan Heemskerk
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Succeeded by
Gijsbert van Tienhoven
Preceded by
Levinus Wilhelmus Christiaan Keuchenius
Minister of Colonial Affairs
Succeeded by
Willem Karel van Dedem
Preceded by
Johan George Gleichman
President of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Joan Röell