Sabine de Bethune

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Sabine de Bethune
President of the Senate
In office
11 October 2011 – 14 October 2014
Preceded by Danny Pieters
Succeeded by Christine Defraigne
Personal details
Born (1958-07-16) 16 July 1958 (age 59)
Leopoldstad, Belgian Congo
(now Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa)
Political party Christian Democratic and Flemish
Alma mater Catholic University of Leuven
Website Official website

Baroness Sabine de Bethune (born 16 July 1958) is a Belgian politician and a member of the Christian Democratic and Flemish party.

The daughter of former Kortrijk mayor, Emmanuel de Bethune, she belongs to a baronial family of the Belgian nobility, in right of which she is properly styled jhvr. Sabine de Bethune. She holds a Master of Laws from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

She was elected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 1995.[1] Sabine is also a member of the AWEPA Governing Council.[2] She was vice-president of the Senate between 1999 and 2003, and became the 34th President of the Belgian Senate on 11 October 2011. She became an Officer in the Order of Leopold on 6 June 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Belgische Senaat" (in Dutch). Belgian Senate. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Governing Council". 28 June 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Danny Pieters
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
Christine Defraigne