Constant van Crombrugghe

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Constant Van Crombrugghe
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Born Constant Guillaume Van Crombrugghe
(1789-10-14)14 October 1789
Died 1 December 1865(1865-12-01) (aged 76)
Nationality Belgium
Occupation politician, canon

Constant Guillaume Van Crombrugghe (14 October 1789 – 1 December 1865) was a Flemish canon and founder of several orders: Josephites or Fathers Jozefieten (1817) and Subsidiaries of the Sisters of Mary and Joseph. The latter congregation was founded in 1838 split in the Ladies of Mary and the Sisters of St. Jozef of Jozefienen.

The order established several schools including St George's College, Weybridge.

Van Crombrugghe was also a member of the National Congress, the constituent assembly at which the Belgian Constitution was written.


  • Canon of ST-Bavochapter Cathedral, 1830
  • Archdeacon of the chapter, 1863
  • Officer of the order of Leopold, by Royal Decree of 1863.
  • Iron cross