Eugène, 8th Prince of Ligne

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Eugène de Ligne d'Amblise et d'Epinoy
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President of the Senate
In office
25 March 1852 – 11 November 1879
Preceded by Augustin Dumon-Dumortier
Succeeded by Camille de Tornaco
Personal details
Born (1804-01-28)28 January 1804
Brussels, France
(now Belgium)
Died 20 May 1880(1880-05-20) (aged 76)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Liberal Party
Prince of Ligne
Reign 13 December 1814 – 20 May 1880
Predecessor Charles-Joseph
Successor Louis
Spouse Amélie Mélanie de Conflans
Nathalie de Trazegnies
Jadwiga Lubomirska
Issue Henri
Marie Georgine
Full name
Eugène François Charles Joseph Lamoral de Ligne
House House of Ligne
Father Prince Louis-Eugène de Ligne
Mother Louise van der Noot, Countess de Duras

Eugène François Charles Joseph Lamoral de Ligne d'Amblise et d'Epinoy (Brussels, 28 January 1804 – Brussels, 20 May 1880), 8th Prince of Ligne and of the Holy Roman Empire was a Belgian diplomat and liberal politician.


He was the son of Louis Eugene Marie Lamoral, Prince of Ligne and Louise van der Noot de Duras.[1] He married 3 times; through his daughter Princess Natalie of Ligne, he was the grandfather of Princess Isabella of Croÿ. One of his sons, Edouard, married Princess Eulalia, daughter of Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels.


He lived in Vienna from 1834 until 1837. After his return to Belgium, he was named ambassador and sent to London for the coronation of Queen Victoria. He had a successful diplomatic career. In 1849 he was elected as a member of the Belgian parliament and was President of the Belgian Senate, in succession of Augustin Dumon-Dumortier, from 25 March 1852 until 18 July 1879. In 1863 the King named him Minister of State.

He died in Brussels and was buried in Belœil, near the estate of the House of Ligne.



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  1. ^[unreliable source]
  2. ^ Almanach royal de Belgique: Classé Et Mis En Ordre Par H. Tarlier
  3. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  4. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  5. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  6. ^ Indépendance Belge (L') 06-12-1838
  7. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  8. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  9. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  10. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875
  11. ^ Almanach royal officiel: 1875


  • Eugène de Ligne d'Amblise et d'Epinoy, retrieved 18 December 2016 [unreliable source]
  • De Ligne, Albert (1940), Le prince Eugène de Ligne 1804–1880 (Universelle ed.), Brussels, p. 404 
  • De Paepe, Jean-Luc; Raindorf-Gérard, Christiane, eds. (1996), Le Parlement Belge 1831–1894. Données Biographiquesb, Brussels: Académie Royale de Belgique, pp. 166–167 
  • Douxchamps, José (2003), Présence nobiliaire au parlement belge (1830–1970), Notes généalogiques (in French), Wépion, Namen: José Douxchamps, p. 74 
Eugène, 8th Prince of Ligne
Born: 28 January 1804 Died: 20 May 1880
Titles of nobility in Belgium
Preceded by
Prince of Ligne
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Augustin Dumon-Dumortier
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
Camille de Tornaco