Prosper Poullet

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Prosper Poullet
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Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
17 June 1925 – 20 May 1926
Monarch Albert I
Preceded by Aloys Van de Vyvere
Succeeded by Henri Jaspar
President of the Chamber of Representatives
In office
29 June 1917 – 10 December 1919
Preceded by Frans Schollaert
Succeeded by Emile Brunet
Personal details
Born (1868-03-05)5 March 1868
Leuven, Belgium
Died 3 December 1937(1937-12-03) (aged 69)
Leuven, Belgium
Political party Catholic Party
Alma mater Catholic University of Leuven

Prosper Antoine Marie Joseph, Viscount Poullet (5 March 1868 – 3 December 1937) was a Belgian politician.

Born in Leuven, Poullet studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven and was later a professor at the university. He was of member of K.A.V. Lovania Leuven, a catholic student fraternity associated with the Union of Catholic German Student Fraternities.

A successful politician, Poullet was a member of the Catholic Party and sat in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. He frequently held ministerial office between 1911 and 1934, holding the Arts and Science portfolio from 1911 to 1918, Railways and Posts from 1919 to 1920, Interior Minister in 1924–1925 and 1932–1934, Economic affairs in 1925, Justice in 1925–1926 and War in 1926. He served as the 26th Prime Minister of Belgium in 1925–1926 and was named an honorary Minister of State on leaving office.

Political offices
Preceded by
Frans Schollaert
President of the Chamber of Representatives
1917–1919
Succeeded by
Emile Brunet
Preceded by
Aloys Van de Vyvere
Prime Minister of Belgium
1925–1926
Succeeded by
Henri Jaspar