Alexandre Gendebien

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alexandre Gendebien
Alexandre Gendebien (leftmost) as member of the Provisional Government of Belgium, 1830

Alexandre Joseph Célestin Gendebien (Mons, 4 May 1789 - Brussels, 6 December 1869) was a lawyer in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and later Belgium, where he also became minister of Justice.

He played an important role during the Belgian Revolution, together with his colleague Sylvain Van de Weyer. He was a proponent of Belgian union with France, and adversary of William I of the Netherlands.


  • Helmut Gaus (2007). Alexandre Gendebien en de organisatie van de Belgische revolutie van 1830 [Alexandre Gendebien and the Organisation of the Belgian Revolution of 1830] (in Dutch). Gent: Academia Press. ISBN 90-382-1173-2.  80 pages.