Prosper Poullet

Prosper Antoine Marie Joseph, Viscount Poullet (5 March 1868 3 December 1937) was a Belgian politician.

Prosper Poullet
26th Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
17 June 1925  20 May 1926
MonarchAlbert I
Preceded byAloys Van de Vyvere
Succeeded byHenri Jaspar
President of the Chamber of Representatives
In office
29 June 1917  10 December 1919
Preceded byFrans Schollaert
Succeeded byEmile Brunet
Personal details
Born(1868-03-05)5 March 1868
Leuven, Belgium
Died3 December 1937(1937-12-03) (aged 69)
Leuven, Belgium
Political partyCatholic Party
Alma materCatholic University of Leuven

Born in Leuven, Poullet studied law at the Catholic University of Leuven and was later a professor at the university. He was of member of K.A.V. Lovania Leuven, a catholic student fraternity associated with the Union of Catholic German Student Fraternities.

A successful politician, Poullet was a member of the Catholic Party and sat in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. He frequently held ministerial office between 1911 and 1934, holding the Arts and Science portfolio from 1911 to 1918, Railways and Posts from 1919 to 1920, Interior Minister in 19241925 and 19321934, Economic affairs in 1925, Justice in 19251926 and War in 1926. He served as the 26th Prime Minister of Belgium in 19251926 and was named an honorary Minister of State on leaving office.

Private life

He was married to Maria de Monge, viscountess de Franeau (Louvain 1871-1953). .[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Frans Schollaert
President of the Chamber of Representatives
Succeeded by
Emile Brunet
Preceded by
Aloys Van de Vyvere
Prime Minister of Belgium
Succeeded by
Henri Jaspar


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