Édouard Thilges

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Édouard Thilges
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Prime Minister of Luxembourg
In office
20 February 1885 – 22 September 1888
Monarch William III
Preceded by Félix de Blochausen
Succeeded by Paul Eyschen
Personal details
Born 17 February 1817
Clervaux, Luxembourg
Died 9 July 1904 (aged 86)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Political party Independent

Jules Georges Édouard Thilges (17 February 1817 – 9 July 1904) was a Luxembourgish politician. He was the seventh Prime Minister of Luxembourg, serving for over three years, from 20 February 1885 until 22 September 1888.

Born in 1817 in Clervaux. From 1833 to 1838 he studied law at the universities of Brussels and Liège. In 1841 he became a lawyer at the tribunal of Diekirch,

From 22 September 1854 to 21 May 1856 he was the Administrator General of Communal Affairs.

For several periods from 1857 to 1904, he was a member of the Council of State.

He was the Director General for the Interior and for Justice from 15 July 1859 to 26 September 1860.

He was once again Director General for Communal Affairs from 3 December 1867 to 7 February 1870.

He was the head of government, Minister of State, and Director General for Foreign Affairs, from 20 February 1885 to 22 September 1888.

Thilges died in Luxembourg in 1904.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Baron de Blochausen
Director-General for Justice
1859–1860
Succeeded by
Paul Eyschen
Preceded by
Vendelin Jurion
President of the Council of State
1st time

1872–1874
Succeeded by
Emmanuel Servais
Preceded by
Baron de Blochausen
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1885–1888
Succeeded by
Paul Eyschen
Director-General for Foreign Affairs
1885–1888
Preceded by
Henri Vannérus
President of the Council of State
2nd time

1889–1895
Succeeded by
Henri Vannérus