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noble family
Coat of Arms of the comital branch since 1999[1]
Country Belgium
Current headCharles-Henri, Count d'Udekem d'Acoz
TitlesCount, mostly jonkheer
Estate(s)Losange Castle, Couthof Castle, Raepenburg Castle.[2]
Cadet branches
  • d´Udekem d'Acoz
  • d´Udekem Gentinnes
  • d´Udekem de Guertechin

The House of d'Udekem (French: [dyd(ə)kɛm]) is the name of a noble family that belongs to the nobility of Belgium since 1816.


The origin of the d'Udekem family dates back to the Late Middle Ages, with the earliest member recorded as dying in 1472. In the 18th century the Dominium of Acoz was obtained via marriage by the family.

Until 2000, the head of the d'Udekem family held the rank of Baron. After the wedding of Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz with the Duke of Brabant, King Albert II extended the hereditary title of Count to the three brothers Henri, Raoul and Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz and to all their descendants.[3]

Members of the family were active in politics.

Descendants of Charles Joseph, Baron d'Udekem d'Acoz[edit]

Charles Joseph Marie Ghislain, Baron (1921) d'Udekem d'Acoz (1885-1968), Mayor of Proven

    • Henri Joseph Adelin François Xavier Marie, Count (2000) d'Udekem d'Acoz (1933-2021), Mayor of Poperinge, married to Jonkvrouw Marie-Madeleine Kervyn d'Oud Mooreghem (born 1940), without issue
    • Raoul Paul Adelin François Xavier Marie, Count (2000) d´Udekem d'Acoz (1935-2023), local politician, married in 1960 to Jonkvrouw Françoise de Maere d'Aertrycke (born 1935)
    1. Bernard Marguerite Jean Charles Marie Ghislain, Count (2000) d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 1965)[4]
      married in 1998 to Jonkvrouw Marie-Pierre Verhaegen (born 1966), historian, and has three children[5][6]
    • Patrick Paul François Xavier Marie Ghislain, Count (2000) d'Udekem d'Acoz (1936-2008), local politician, married in 1971 to Countess Anna Maria Komorowska (born 1946)
    1. Mathilde, Countess (2000) d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 1973), married in 1999 to King Philippe of Belgium (born 1960)
    2. Jonkvrouw Marie-Alix (1974-1997)
    3. Elisabeth, Countess (2000) d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 1977), married to Margrave Alfonso Pallavicini (born 1964)
    4. Hélène, Countess (2000) d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 1979), married to Baron Nicolas Janssen (born 1974)
    5. Charles-Henri, Count (2000) d'Udekem d'Acoz (born 1985), married in 2022 to Caroline Philippe[7]

Properties of d'Udekem d'Acoz family[edit]


  1. ^ "Une conséquence insoupçonnée du mariage princier Du rouge en prime sur le blason de la famille d'Udekem d'Acoz". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  2. ^ "Kastelen en herenhuizen".
  3. ^ as per royal decree of 8 November 1999, see: Moniteur Belge, 13 November 1999, p.42488
  4. ^ Etat présent de la noblesse belge, 4th series, 2003 /2014
  5. ^ Jean BASTIAENSEN, Prins Filip en prinses Mathilde: Twee families met geschiedenis, Leuven, Van Halewyck, 1999, ISBN 9789056172626
  6. ^ "Marie-Pierre d'Udekem d'Acoz bekroond met prijs Geheim Leger".
  7. ^ Dicelli, Paola (5 September 2022). "Le mariage de Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz et Caroline Philippe en Normandie". pointdevue.fr (in French). Retrieved 9 December 2022.