Charles Magnette

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Charles Magnette
President of the Senate
In office
13 November 1928 – 27 December 1932
Preceded by Arnold t'Kint de Roodenbeke
Succeeded by Emile Digneffe
Personal details
Born (1863-02-03)3 February 1863
Died 18 October 1937(1937-10-18) (aged 74)
Political party Liberal Party

Charles Magnette (French: [maɲɛt]; 3 February 1863 – 18 October 1937), was a Belgian lawyer and a liberal politician.

He was President of the Belgian Senate from 1928 until 1932 and Minister of State. He was Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Belgium three times. Charles Magnette was the founder of the International Masonic Association in 1921.

In 1914 and 1916 he appealed to the German Grand Lodges, complaining about the atrocities which were committed by the Germans, who occupied most part of Belgium during World War I, and the deportation of workers. As a result he served a prison sentence. A street in Liege is named after him.


Political offices
Preceded by
Arnold t'Kint de Roodenbeke
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
Emile Digneffe