Emmanuel de Bethune

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Emmanuel de Bethune

Baron Emmanuel Pierre Marie Ghislain de Bethune (18 July 1930 – 4 November 2011) was a Belgian politician. He was the Mayor of Kortrijk from 1987 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 2000.[1] He went onto found the Bethune Foundation, a foundation used to preserve the library collections of the Bethune family.

Bethune died on 4 November 2011, aged 81.[2] He is survived by his four children including his daughter, the current Belgian Senate President, Sabine de Bethune.


  1. ^ "Kortrijk betreurt het overlijden van haar ere-burgemeester". Kortrijk civic site. 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Oud-burgemeester baron Emmanuel de Bethune overleden Knack.be (Belgian)