Théophile Wahis

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Baron Théophile Wahis (27 April 1844 – 26 January 1921) was a Belgian officer and civil servant.

Born in Menen, Belgium, he started his career as Sub-Lieutenant and later Lieutenant General in the Belgian army. He participated in the expeditionary army which was sent to Mexico. Later he became Governor-General of Congo Free State from 1892 until 1908 and Belgian Congo from 1908 until 1912.[1] He reached nobility status when the title of “baron” was awarded to him in 1901. A street in Brussels and a street in Menen are named after him [2] He died in Schaerbeek, Belgium in 1921.

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Preceded by
Camille-Aimé Coquilhat
Governor of Congo Free State
1892-1896
Succeeded by
Émile Wangermée
Preceded by
Émile Wangermée
Governor of Congo Free State
1900-1908
Succeeded by
Belgian Congo
Preceded by
Congo Free State
Governor of Belgian Congo
1908-1912
Succeeded by
Félix Fuchs