Félix de Blochausen
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|Félix de Blochausen|
|Prime Minister of Luxembourg|
26 December 1874 – 20 February 1885
|Preceded by||Emmanuel Servais|
|Succeeded by||Édouard Thilges|
|Born||5 March 1834
|Died||15 November 1915
Baron Félix de Blochausen (5 March 1834 – 15 November 1915) was a Luxembourgish politician. An Orangist, he was the sixth Prime Minister of Luxembourg, serving for ten years, from 26 December 1874 until 20 February 1885.
On 26 December 1874, after Emmanuel Servais' resignation, de Blochausen was appointed prime minister and Director-General for Foreign Affairs. From 21 September to 12 October 1882, he was Director-General of Finances. Under his government, the criminal code and education were reformed. On 20 February 1885 de Blochausen had to resign due to an insider trading scandal.
The Blochausen government introduced reforms of primary education. Against the opposition of conservative Deputies, it made it obligatory for children to attend school for six years, from ages 6 to 12. The reform gave rise to far-reaching debates over the role of the state in society, and the relationship between church and state. The new law made it the state's duty to organise public education, whereas the church retained a level of influence over education on the local level, and had powers of supervision over teachers.
From 1893 until his death, Félix de Blochausen was the president of the Société agricole grand-ducale. He died at his birthplace, Schloss Birtrange.
- Thewes, Guy. "Les gouvernements du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg depuis 1848". Service information et presse du gouvernment. Luxembourg: Imprimerie Centrale, 2011. ISBN 978-2-87999-212-9
|Prime Minister of Luxembourg
|Director-General for Foreign Affairs
Victor de Roebé
|Director-General for Finances
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