Philippe de Spoelberch

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Viscount Philippe de Spoelberch (1941) is a Belgian businessman and dendrologists.

Family[edit]

He is the son of vicomte Werner de Spoelberch (1902-1987) and Eléonore de Haas de Teichen (1916). He married to Diane, viscountess de Jonghe d'Ardoye. Their son Thomas Nicolas Fernand Werner was convicted for murder.

Career[edit]

He is an administrator of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund,[1] and a former member of the board of the brewery InBev, one of the biggest beweries in the world. With an estimated fortune of 3.126 billion euro he is one of the wealthiest people of Belgium.

A keen gardener he is président of the Belgische Dendrologie Belge.[2] He is also President of the International Dendrology Society. He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2003. [3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bomen in België : dendrologische inventaris 1987 - 1992 / Jean-Claude Baudouin, Philippe De Spoelberch, Jef Van Meulder. -Brussel : Stichting Spoelberch-Artois, 1992
  • Arboretum Robert Lenoir : molen van Bardonwez te Rendeux / Philippe de Spoelberch, Jean-Claude Baudouin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acceuil". inbevbailletlatour.com. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Architectural digest 1985- Volume 42 - Page 22 "Every man should have a hobby, something besides his business", he declares. See page 80. Gardens: Woodland Domain Vicomte Philippe de Spoelberch tends his twelve-acre garden at Herkenrode, outside Brussels, with only the help of"
  3. ^ "RHS Green Manual". RHS. Retrieved 23 December 2016.