|14th Prime Minister of Belgium|
26 October 1884 – 26 March 1894
|Preceded by||Jules Malou|
|Succeeded by||Jules de Burlet|
|President of the Chamber of Representatives|
30 January 1896 – 18 July 1900
|Preceded by||Théophile de Lantsheere|
|Succeeded by||Louis Marie Joseph de Sadeleer|
26 July 1829|
|Died||6 October 1912
|Political party||Catholic Party|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of Leuven
He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1873, and became Minister of Public Works under Jules Malou, greatly improving the rail, canal and road systems. After his tenure as Prime Minister, he represented Belgium at the Hague conventions of 1899 and 1907. He was also co-winner (with Paul d'Estournelles de Constant) of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1909 for his work at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was chosen as president of the panel established under the rules of that organization in the Sarvarkar Case in 1911. A year later, he died in Lucerne, Switzerland.
- 1899: Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium.
- "In Memoriam: Mr. Auguste Beernaert". American Journal of International Law. American Society of International Law. 7 (2): 371–74. October 1913. JSTOR 2187220.
- Jean Bartelous, Nos Premiers Ministres, de Léopold Ier à Albert Ier, 1983, Bruxelles, éd. J.M. Collet, p. 171.
- Index biographique des membres et associés de l'Académie royale de Belgique (1769-2005)
|Prime Minister of Belgium
Jules de Burlet
Théophile de Lantsheere
|President of the Chamber of Representatives
Louis Marie Joseph de Sadeleer