Frans Schollaert

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Frans Schollaert
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19th Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
1 January 1908 – 17 June 1911
MonarchLeopold II
Albert I
Preceded byJules de Trooz
Succeeded byCharles de Broqueville
President of the Chamber of Representatives
In office
12 November 1912 – 29 June 1917
Preceded byGérard Cooreman
Succeeded byProsper Poullet
In office
12 November 1901 – 9 January 1908
Preceded byLouis Marie Joseph de Sadeleer
Succeeded byGérard Cooreman
Personal details
Born(1851-08-19)19 August 1851
Wilsele, Belgium
Died29 June 1917(1917-06-29) (aged 65)
Sainte-Adresse, France
Political partyCatholic Party

François (Frans) Victor Marie Ghislain Schollaert (19 August 1851 – 29 June 1917) was a Belgian Catholic Party politician.

Born in Wilsele, Schollaert trained as a lawyer and practiced in Leuven. He served as head of the Flemish farmer's union, the Boerenbond. He sat in the Belgian Chamber of People's Representatives from 1888 onwards, holding the office of President of the Chamber from 1901 to 1908, and from 1911 until his death.

On Jules de Trooz's sudden death, Schollaert replaced him to become the 19th Prime Minister of Belgium, also holding the Interior and Agriculture portfolios from 1908 to 1910, and the Arts and Science portfolio from 1910 to 1911.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louis Marie Joseph de Sadeleer
President of the Chamber of Representatives
1901–1908
Succeeded by
Gérard Cooreman
Preceded by
Jules de Trooz
Prime Minister of Belgium
1908–1911
Succeeded by
Charles de Broqueville
Preceded by
Gérard Cooreman
President of the Chamber of Representatives
1912–1917
Succeeded by
Prosper Poullet