Theo van Lynden van Sandenburg

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Theo, Count van Lynden van Sandenburg
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Chairman of the Council of Ministers
In office
20 August 1879 – 23 April 1883
MonarchWilliam III
Preceded byJan Kappeyne van de Coppello
Succeeded byJan Heemskerk
Personal details
Constantijn Theodoor van Lynden van Sandenburg

(1826-02-24)24 February 1826
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died18 November 1885(1885-11-18) (aged 59)
Langbroek, Netherlands
Political partyConservative Protestant
Spouse(s)Elisabeth van Persijn († 1866)
Wilhelmina van Boetzelaer

Constantijn Theodoor, Count van Lynden van Sandenburg, (24 February 1826 – 18 November 1885) was a Dutch politician. Van Lynden van Sandenburg served as Chairman of the Council of Ministers (prime minister) of the Netherlands between 1879 and 1883.[1]


Lynden van Sandenburg was born in Utrecht in 1826. He trained as a lawyer before entering politics. An orthodox conservative Protestant, Lynden van Sandenburg sided with the anti-revolutionaries. In 1866 he served in the Dutch House of Representatives. He went on to take the position of Minister of Justice between 1874 and 1877 in the Heemskerk/Van Lynden van Sandenburg cabinet.

Lynden van Sandenburg took office as leading minister on 20 August 1879 with his own cabinet. This cabinet was known for its liberal conservatism.

As a member of the ancient Dutch noble Lynden family, Lynden van Sandenburg was born a "baron", but elevated to "count" in 1882, with the right of succession to this title for all his legitimate, male-line descendants.[2] He died in Langbroek in 1885.



  1. ^ "States and Regents of the World - The Netherlands (retrieved 14 October 2006)". Archived from the original on 24 January 2004. Retrieved 2004-01-24.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Koninklijk Besluit 24 Aug. 1882, no. 26. 'Van Lynden', Nederlands Adelsboek 87 (1998), 547-649, there 549, 567.


  • 'Van Lynden', Nederlands Adelsboek 87 (1998), 547-649, there 567.

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House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Preceded by
Willem van Lynden
Member for Arnhem
With: Levinus Keuchenius
Succeeded by
Willem Hendrik Dullert
Ludolph Sloet van de Beele
New seat Member for Tiel
With: Johannes Hasselman
Succeeded by
Donald Mackay
Preceded by
Johannes Hasselman
Member for Tiel
With: Donald Mackay
Succeeded by
Hendrik Anthon van Rappard
Political offices
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Gerrit de Vries
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Hendrik Jan Smidt
Preceded by
Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
Succeeded by
Jan Heemskerk
Preceded by
Willem van Heeckeren van Kell
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Willem Frederik Rochussen
Preceded by
Simon Vissering
Minister of Finance
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Willem Johan Lucas Grobbée