François Antoine Marie Constantin de Méan et de Beaurieux

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His Excellency
François Antoine Marie Constantin de Méan et de Beaurieux
Archbishop of Mechelen
Primate of Belgium
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Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Mechelen
Appointed 28 July 1817
In office 1817-1831
Predecessor Dominique-Georges-Frédéric Dufour de Pradt
Successor Engelbert Sterckx
Ordination 17 September 1785
Consecration 19 February 1786
by César-Constantin-François de Hoensbroeck
Personal details
Born (1756-07-06)6 July 1756
Saive, Blegny, Belgium
Died 15 January 1831(1831-01-15) (aged 74)
Nationality Belgian
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Liège (1785-1792)
Bishop of Liège (1792-1801)
Motto Domine non recuso Laborem.

François Antoine Marie Constantin de Méan et de Beaurieux (Saive, 6 July 1756 – 15 January 1831), was Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium.

He was born as son of François Antoine, Count of Méan de Beaurieux and Elisabeth of Hoensbroeck-Oost, his older brother Peter Karel became Count of Mean after his fathers death.


On 17 September 1785, at the age of 29, he was ordained as a priest in Liège, Belgium. He was appointed Bishop of Liège on 16 August 1792 (succeeding his uncle César-Constantin-François de Hoensbroeck), and he was appointed Archbishop of Mechelen on 28 July 1817. He became the first Archbishop of Belgium in 1830.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Dominique-Georges-Frédéric Dufour de Pradt
14th Archbishop of Mechelen
Succeeded by
Engelbert Sterckx
Preceded by
César-Constantin-François de Hoensbroeck
Prince-Bishop of Liège
Succeeded by
Annexed to France in 1794
Re-established 1802: Jean-Évangéliste Zäpfel (as Bishop of Liège)