Jean-Baptiste Thorn

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Jean-Baptiste Thorn
Born (1783-03-17)17 March 1783
Died 23 March 1841(1841-03-23) (aged 58)
Nationality Luxembourgian–Belgian
Occupation politician, judge

Jean-Baptiste Thorn (17 March 1783 – 23 March 1841) was a Luxembourg-born jurist and politician that held office in both Luxembourg and Belgium during and immediately after the Belgian Revolution.

He was a member of the National Congress of Belgium (1830–1831), the revolutionary body responsible for drafting the new Belgian constitution, and served as governor of the Belgian provinces of Luxembourg (1830–1836) and Hainaut (1836–1841).

After the Revolution, Thorn returned to the (partitioned) Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where he became a councillor on the communal council of Luxembourg City.


Political offices
New title
Belgium declared independence
Governor of Luxembourg
Succeeded by
Victorin de Steenhault
Preceded by
Governor of Hainaut
Succeeded by
Charles Liedts