Aeneas Mackay

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Æneas, Baron Mackay Jr.
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 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 Anti-Revolutionary
Spouse(s) Maria Catharina Anna Fagel
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Reformed Protestant

Æneas, Baron Mackay Jr. (29 November 1838 – 13 November 1909) was a Dutch Anti-Revolutionary politician. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1888 to 1891.


Mackay was born in Nijmegen on 29 November 1839, into a noble family of Scottish origin. He attended a gymnasium in Nijmegen and studied Roman and Contemporary Law in Utrecht. In 1862, Mackay became a lawyer and worked as one until 1865.

On 2 May 1876, Mackay was elected into the House of Representatives, and remained in the House for Amersfoort and later for Utrecht until 1888, serving as President of House of Representatives from 1884 to 1885. In the House, he was concerned with a variety of policy areas, including justice, education, colonies and suffrage. Mackay served as Minister of the Interior from 1888 to 1890, and as Minister of Colonies from 1890 to 1891. He also served as chairman of the council of ministers, or Prime Minister, from 1888 to 1891, when he was succeeded by Gijsbert van Tienhoven. Mackay returned to the House of Representatives, staying there for Kampen until 1905, and serving a second term as President of House from 1901 to 1905.

He died in The Hague on 13 November 1909, at the age of 70.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr. Æ. baron Mackay". Parlement & Politiek (in Dutch). Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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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