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Auguste BEERNAERT

Belgian Auguste BEERNAERT

14th Prime Minister of Belgium from October 1884 to March 1894

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Born: on July 26, 1829 in Oostende, België
Died: on October 06, 1912 in Luzern, Zwitserland


Biography

Born in Ostend, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1873, and became Minister of Public Works under Jules Malou, greatly improving the rail, canal and road systems. After his tenure as Prime Minister, he represented Belgium at the Hague conventions of 1899 and 1907. He was also co-winner (with Paul d'Estournelles de Constant) of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1909 for his work at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He was chosen as president of the panel established under the rules of that organization in the Sarvarkar Case in 1911. A year later, he died in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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