Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt

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Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt
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5th Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
7 December 1871 – 21 August 1874
Monarch Leopold II
Preceded by Jules d'Anethan
Succeeded by Jules Malou
In office
31 March 1846 – 12 August 1847
Monarch Leopold I
Preceded by Sylvain Van de Weyer
Succeeded by Charles Rogier
In office
4 August 1834 – 18 April 1840
Monarch Leopold I
Preceded by Albert Joseph Goblet d'Alviella
Succeeded by Joseph Lebeau
Personal details
Born (1794-02-26)26 February 1794
Sint-Truiden, Prince-Bishopric of Liège
(now Belgium)
Died 21 August 1874(1874-08-21) (aged 80)
Heusden, Belgium
Political party Catholic Party

Barthélemy Théodore, Count de Theux de Meylandt (26 February 1794 – 21 August 1874) was a Belgian Roman Catholic politician who served as Prime Minister of Belgium three times.

Life[edit]

Barthélemy Théodore de Theux de Meylandt was born in the castle of Schabroek in Sint-Truiden on 26 February 1794. He was Minister of State (Belgium), a member of the National Congress, Belgium's Prime Minister (1834–1840, 1846–1847 and 1871–1874), Minister of Internal Affairs (1831–1832, 1834–1840 & 1846–1847) & Minister of Foreign Affairs (1836–1840).

The count died in Heusden, in the Meylandt Castle on 21 August 1874 in Belgium. He was the first Belgian Prime Minister to die in office.

First government[edit]

The first government of Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt was in office from 4 August 1834 to 18 April 1840. Members were:

Ministry Officeholder Party
Foreign Affairs Felix de Muelenaere Catholic
Internal Affairs Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt Catholic
Justice Antoine Ernst Liberal
Finance Edouard d'Huart Liberal
Public Works Jean-Baptiste Nothomb Catholic
War Lieutenant-general Louis Evain Technician
Without portfolio Félix de Mérode Catholic

Second government[edit]

The second government of Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt was in office from 31 March 1846 to 12 August 1847. Members were:

Ministry Officeholder Party
Foreign Affairs Adolphe Deschamps Catholic
Internal Affairs Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt Catholic
Justice Jules d'Anethan Catholic
Finance Jules Malou Catholic
Public Works Georges de Bavay Catholic
War Albert Prisse Catholic
Without portfolio Felix de Muelenaere Catholic
Without portfolio Edouard d'Huart Liberal, Catholic

Third government[edit]

The third government of Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt was in office from 7 December 1871 to 11 June 1878. When Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt died on 21 August 1874 he was succeeded by Jules Malou, Minister of Finance. Members were:

Ministry Officeholder Party
Foreign Affairs Guillaume d'Aspremont Lynden Catholic
Internal Affairs Charles Delcour Catholic
Justice Théophile de Lantsheere Catholic
Finance Jules Malou Catholic
Public Works François Moncheur Catholic
War Henri Guillaume Technical
Without Portfolio Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt Catholic

Honours[edit]

Portrait with the Grand Cross of Order of Charles III.

Political offices[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Albert Joseph Goblet d'Alviella
Prime Minister of Belgium
1834–1840
Succeeded by
Joseph Lebeau
Preceded by
Sylvain Van de Weyer
Prime Minister of Belgium
1846–1847
Succeeded by
Charles Rogier
Preceded by
Jules d'Anethan
Prime Minister of Belgium
1871–1874
Succeeded by
Jules Malou

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "de THEUX de MEYLANDT". 
  2. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier
  3. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier
  4. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier