List of mayors of Antwerp

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This is a list of mayors of Antwerp, Belgium. Names of acting mayors are written in italic.

1700s[edit]

Mayor Year of mayorship
Jacob Reynoud, Cornelis Reyns, Karel d'Or,
Peeter Guedon, Steven Abbeltier, Hendrik Franck
1797
Jan Martinides, Frans Verbelen 1798
Frans Verbelen, Jan Gabriëls, Josef Georgerie 1799

1800s[edit]

Mayor Office Entered Office Left Notes
Josef Georgerie,
Peeter Raeymaekers
January 1, 1800 December 31, 1801
Jan Steven Werbrouck January 29, 1801 July 27, 1811
Jan Baptist de Cornelissen October 1, 1811 May 1, 1814 Youngest mayor Antwerp ever had (24)

United Kingdom of the Netherlands[edit]

Name Date of birth Office Entered Office Left Date of death Party
Filip Vermoelen February 27, 1759 May 2, 1814 July 24, 1817 February 15, 1825 None
Florent Van Ertborn April 4, 1784 July 25, 1817 November, 1828 August 20, 1840 None (Orangist)
Willem Andreas de Caters November 30, 1773 November, 1828 October 26, 1830 February 9, 1859 None

Belgium[edit]

1800s[edit]

Name Date of birth Office Entered Office Left Date of death Party
Frans Verdussen May 10, 1783 October 26, 1830 October 28, 1830 May 11, 1850 None (Cath. Unionist)
Antoine Dhanis van Cannart January 26, 1792 October 29, 1830 December 11, 1830 November 19, 1855 None (Cath. Unionist)
Alexis Gleizes 1773 December 9, 1830 February 10, 1831 February 29, 1832 None (Cath. Unionist)
Gérard Le Grelle
First mayor after the Belgian Revolution
January 6, 1793 February 14, 1831 November 5, 1848 October 28, 1871 None (Cath. Unionist)
Jan Frans Loos November 12, 1799 November 6, 1848 March 30, 1863 February 2, 1871 LP
Xavier Gheysens May 19, 1799 March 31, 1863 May 4, 1863 March 5, 1883 Meeting
Jozef Cornelis Van Put June 15, 1811 May 5, 1863 September 1, 1872 July 2, 1877 Meeting
Leopold De Wael
Died in office
July 14, 1823 September 2, 1872 August 16, 1906 August 17, 1892 LP
Georges Gits April 30, 1839 August 17, 1892 November 7, 1892 March 27, 1923 LP
Jan Van Rijswijck
Resigned office because of illness
February 14, 1853 November 7, 1892 February 16, 1906 September 23, 1906 LP

1900s[edit]

Name Date of birth Office Entered Office Left Date of death Party
Victor Desguin January 30, 1838 February 16, 1906 August 6, 1906 July 8, 1919 LP
Alfons Hertogs February 6, 1843 August 7, 1906 October 17, 1908 October 18, 1908 LP
Victor Desguin January 30, 1838 October 18, 1908 March 14, 1909 July 8, 1919 LP
Jan De Vos February 7, 1844 March 15, 1909 July 21, 1921 March 30, 1923 LP
Hector Lebon November 22, 1863 July 22, 1921 November 5, 1921 October 27, 1935 KVB
Frans Van Cauwelaert January 10, 1880 November 5, 1921 December 31, 1932 May 17, 1961 KVB
Camille Huysmans May 26, 1871 January 1, 1933 August 2, 1946 February 25, 1968 BWP
Leo Delwaide (acting) July 27, 1897 December 7, 1940 January 26, 1944 June 13, 1978 KB
Jan Timmermans (acting) October 15, 1901 January 27, 1944 September 4, 1944 April 5, 1962 VNV
Emile Van Put
(acting)
Shortest serving mayor of Antwerp
September 4, 1944 September 12, 1944 KB
Willem Eekelers (acting) May 18, 1883 August 2, 1946 April 11, 1947 September 2, 1954 BSP
Lode Craeybeckx
Longest serving mayor of Antwerp
November 24, 1897 January 1, 1947 July 25, 1976 July 25, 1976 BSP
Leo Delwaide (acting) July 27, 1897 July 26, 1976 September 5, 1976 June 13, 1978 CVP
Frans Detiège
Former scabin for Social Affairs (1947-1976)
December 22, 1909 6 September 1976 31 December 1976 November 1, 1980 BSP
Mathilde Schroyens
First female mayor in more than 550 years
December 28, 1912 1 January 1977 31 December 1983 February 27, 1996 BSP/SP
Bob Cools (1934-04-27) April 27, 1934 (age 80) 1 January 1983 31 December 1994 Alive SP
Leona Detiège
Daughter of mayor Frans Detiège
(1956-09-19) September 19, 1956 (age 58) 1 January 1995 13 March 2003 Alive SP/sp.a

2000s[edit]

Name Date of birth Office Entered Office Left Date of death Party
Patrick Janssens (1956-09-19) September 19, 1956 (age 58) 10 July 2003 31 December 2012 Alive sp.a
Bart De Wever (1970-12-21) December 21, 1970 (age 43) 1 January 2013 In office Alive N-VA

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