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Flemish provinces Antwerp - Vlaams-Brabant - Oost-Vlaanderen - Limburg - West-Vlaanderen - Walloon provinces  Hainaut - Liège - Luxembourg - Namur - Walloon Brabant - Former province Brabant - 

Party abbreviations: CDH = Centre Démocrate Humaniste (Democratic Humanist Center, Francophone, centrist, former PSC, est.2002); CD&V = Christen-Democratisch & Vlaams (Christian-Democratic and Flemish, Flemish, former CVP, est.2001); FDF = Fédéralistes Démocrates Francophones (Francophone Democratic Federalists, center-right, to 2010 named Front Démocratique des Francophones [Democratic Front of Francophones], Brussels regionalist, est.1964, part of MR 2002-2011); FN = Front National (National Front, Belgian nationalist, Wallonia & Brussels, est.1985); FNB = Front Nouveau de Belgique (New Front of Belgium, Belgian nationalist, Wallonia & Brussels, est.1996); MR = Mouvement Réformateur (Reformist Movement, social liberal, union of PFF, FDF [to 2011], PRL, and MCC, est.2002); NVA = Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (New Flemish Alliance, conservative, Flemish nationalist, est.2001); O-VLD = Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats, 'Open VLD', Flemish liberal, former PVV, est.2007); PFF = Partei für Freiheit und Fortschritt (Party for Freedom and Progress, German, liberal, est.1961, formerly part of PVV-PLP, from 2002 part of MR); PS = Parti Socialiste (Socialist Party, Francophone social-democratic, Francophone, former BSP-PSB, est.1978); RWF = Rassemblement Wallonie-France (Rally Wallonia France, socialist, Walloon separatist, est.1999); SLPSociaal-Liberale Partij (Social Liberal Party, social-liberal, formerly VP, est.2009); SP.A Socialistische Partij.Anders (Socialist Party Another Way], Flanders, est.2001, formerly SP); VBl = Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest, Flemish nationalist, separatist, former VB, est.2004);
- Former parties: BSP-PSB Parti Socialiste Belge/Belgische Socialistische Partij (Belgian Socialist Party, social-democratic, 1945-1980, divided into PS and SP); CPConfessionnel Catholique Parti/Confessionele Katholieke Partij (Confessional Catholic Party, 1869-1921, then as Union Catholique/Katholieke Unie [Catholic Union], catholic, conservative, 1921-1936); CVP = Christelijke Volkspartij (Christian People's Party, Flemish, christian-democratic, Flanders, 1972-2001, renamed CD&V); CVP-PSC Christelijke Volkspartij/Parti Social-chrétien (Christian People's Party-Social Christian Party, 1945-1972, divided into CVP and PSC); DevlagDuitschen-Vlaamsche Arbeidsgemeenschap/Deutsch-Vlämische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (German-Flemish Workers Community, Flemish fascist, pro-union with Germany, 1935-1945); PCS-KVVParti Catholique Social/Katholieke Vlaamsche Volkspartij (Social Catholic Party-Catholic Flemish People's Party, catholic federated parties, 1937-45); PL/LP = Parti Libéral/Liberale Partij (Liberal Party, liberal, 1846-1961, then PVV-PLP); POB-BWP = Parti Ouvrier Belge/Belgische Werklieden Partij (Belgian Worker's Party, socialist, 1885-1945, renamed BSP-PSB); PRL = Parti Péformateur Libéral (Liberal Reform Party, Wallonia & Brussels, from 2002 part of MR, 1979-2003); PRLW = Parti des Réformes et de la Liberté de Wallonie (Reforms and Freedom Party for Wallonia, center-right, merger of PLP and part of RW in 1976, became PRL on merger with PL, Wallonia and Brussels); PSC = Parti Social Chrétien (Social Christian Party, center-right, in Wallonia and Brussels, 1972-2002, renamed CDH); PVV-PLP = Partij voor Vrijheid en Vooruitgang/Parti pour la Liberté et la Prosperité (Party for Freedom and Prosperity, liberal, divided 1971 in PVV [in Flanders and Brussels] and PLP [in Wallonia and Brussels], 1961-1992); Rex = Parti Rexiste (Rexist Party, officially Rex, Walloon fascist, corporatist, 1936-1945); Spirit = Sociaal, Progressief, Internationaal, Regionalistisch, Integraal-democratisch, Toekomstgericht (Social, Progressive, International, Regionalist, Integral-Democratic, Toward Future; social-liberal, Flemish, left-wing faction of VU, 2001-2008, renamed VP); SP = Socialistische Partij (Socialist Party, social-democratic, Flemish, 1978-2001, renamed SP.A); VB = Vlaams Blok (Flemish Bloc, Flemish nationalist, separatist, est.1978, banned 13 Nov 2004 then VBl); VLD = Vlaamse Liberale Democraten (Flemish Liberals and Democrats, conservative liberal, Flanders, former PVV, 1992-2007, renamed O-VLD); VNV = Vlaamsch Nationaal Verbond (Flemish National Treaty, Flemish nationalist, 1933-1945); VP = Vlaamse Progressieven (Flemish Progressists, social-liberal, Flemish, formerly Spirit, 2008-2009, renamed SLP); VU = Volksunie-Vlaamse Vrije Democraten (People's Union-Flemish Free Democrats, center-left, Flemish autonomist, 1954-2001)


Flemish Provinces

Antwerp


Unofficial banner of arms of the Province of
                      Antwerp            Unofficial Flag
Former
                      official flag of the Province of Antwerp
                      (1928-1997)               26 Oct 1928 - 7 Jan 1997
[Antwerp
                      (Province, Belgium)]                Adopted 7 Jan 1997


Governors
1815 - 1817                Charles Louis Guillaume Joseph       (b. 1768 - d. 1841)
                             baron van Keverberg van Kessel
1817 - 1820                Pierre Joseph baron Pycke de Ten     (b. 1771 - d. 1820)
                             Aerde
 3 Apr 1820 - Mar 1823     Leonard
burggraaf du Bus de          (b. 1780 - d. 1849)
                             Gisignies
1823 - 1828                André Charles
jonkheer Membrède      (b. 1758 - d. 1831)
1828 - 1829                Edmond de la Coste                   (b. 1788 - d. 1870)
1830                       Alexandre François
burggraaf         (b. 1768 - d. 1840)
                             Ghislain van der Fosse
 4 Oct 1830 -  7 Apr 1831  François graaf de Robiano            (b. 1778 - d. 1836)  CP
 7 Apr 1831 - 14 Jun 1831  Jean-François Tielemans              (b. 1799 - d. 1887)  PL
15 Jun 1831 - 20 Oct 1832  Charles Rogier (1st time)            (b. 1800 - d. 1885
)  PL
23 Oct 1832 -  8 Oct 1833  Egidius ridder van Trier de Tiège
                             (interim)
11 Oct 1833 -  3 Aug 1834  Théodore Teichmann (1st time)        (b. 1788 - d. 1867)  CP  
                             (interim)
 4 Aug 1834 - 18 Apr 1840  Charles Rogier (2nd time)            (s.a.)             
 PL
22 Apr 1840 - 28 Jun 1840  Louis-Joseph De Vinck (1st time)     (b. 1784 - d. 1858)
                             (acting)

28 Jun 1840 -  4 Sep 1844  Henri de Brouckère                   (b. 1801 - d. 1891
)  PL
 5 Sep 1844 - 30 Jul 1845  Jules Malou                          (b. 1810 - d. 1886)  CP
31 Jul 1845 - 10 Nov 1845  Louis-Joseph De Vinck
(2nd time)     (s.a.)
                             (acting)
10 Nov 1845 -  4 Apr 1862  Théodore Teichmann (2nd time)        (s.a.)               CP
 5 Apr 1862 - 23 Mar 1887  Edouard ridder Pycke d'Ideghem       (b. 1807 - d. 1892
)  PL
24 Mar 1887 - 30 Dec 1888  Charles du Bois de Vroylande         (b. 1835 - d. 1888)  CP
26 Jan 1889 -  5 Dec 1900  Edouard baron Osy de Zegwaart        (b. 1832 - d. 1900)  CP
16 Dec 1900 - 28 May 1907  Fredegand baron Cogels               (b. 1850 - d. 1932)  CP
15 Nov 1907 - 14 Mar 1908  Louis graaf de Brouchoven de Bergeyck(b. 1871 - d. 1938)  CP
14 Mar 1908 - Dec 1912     Ferdinand graaf de Baillet-Latour    (b. 1850 - d. 1925)  CP
Dec 1912 - 1914            Gaston baron van de Werve de Schilde (b. 1867 - d. 1923)  CP
                             (1st time)
1914 - 1916                Fritz von Weller                     (b. 1848 - d. 1928)  Mil 
                             (German military governor)
1916 - 1918                Johann "Hans" von Zwehl              (b. 1851 - d. 1926)  Mil
                             (
German military governor)
Oct 1914 - Jul 1915        Justus Strandes (civil administrator)(b. 1859 - d. 1930)
1915 - 1916                Gustav Friedrich Carl Johann Sthamer (b. 1859 - d. 1931)
                             
(civil administrator)
1916 - Nov 1918            Max Schramm
(civil administrator)    (b. 1861 - d. 1928)
1918 - 18 Aug 1923
        Gaston baron van de Werve de Schilde (s.a.)               CP
                             (2nd time)

 8 Nov 1923 - 1940         Georges baron Holvoet (1st time)     (b. 1874 - d. 1967)  CP
17 Aug 1940 - 25 Sep 1942  Jan Grauls                           (b. 1887 - d. 1960)  VNV
1942                       Arthur Heylen (interim)              (b. 1898 - d. 1972)
23 Oct 1942 -  4 Sep 1944  Frans Wildiers                       (b. 1905 - d. 1986)  VNV
1944 - 21 Dec 1945         Georges baron Holvoet (2nd time)     (s.a.)               CP
1945 - 1946                Gustaaf van der Linden (interim)     (b. 1881 - d. 1955)  CVP
 7 Jan 1946 - 31 Dec 1966  Richard Declerck                     (b. 1899 - d. 1986)  BSP
 1 Jan 1967 -  1 Oct 1993  Andries Kinsbergen                   (b. 1926)            PVV
1993 - 2008                Camille Paulus (f)                   (b. 1943)            PVV
 1 May 2008 -              Cathy Berx (f)                       (b. 1969)            CD&V


Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant)


[Flemish Brabant
              Vlaams-Brabant (Belgium)]
                 Adopted 17 Jan 1995
               (confirmed 16 Apr 1996)


 1 Jan 1995                Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant) province.

Governor
 1 Jan 1995 -              Lodewijk "Lode" De Witte
            (b. 1954)            SP

Deputy governors
1995 - 2005                Guy Desolre                          (b. 1942)            PS
2005 -                     Valérie Flohimont (f)                (b. 1972)            PS


East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen)

Unofficial banner of arms of East Flanders            Unofficial Flag
[East
                      Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen) Belgium)]                Adopted 14 Dec 1998


Governors

1815 - 1817                Patrice de Coninck de Merckem        (b. 1770 - d. 1827)
1817 - 1819               
Charles Louis Guillaume Joseph,      (b. 1768 - d. 1841)
                             baron van Keverberg van Kessel

1819 - 1826                Philippe, graaf de Lens              (b. 1765 - d. 1830)
1826 - 1830                Hendrik Jacob van Doorn van          (b. 1786 - d. 1853)
                             Westcapelle
 2 Oct 1830 - 12 Oct 1830
 Provincial Commissioners
                           (from 8 Oc 1830,
Special Commission
                           of the Provisional government

                           - Karel Lodewijk Spilthoorn          (b. 1804 - d. 1872)
                           - François-Bernard Callier
                           - Louis Benoît baron Coppens         (b. 1799 - d. 1836)
                           - Pierre-Joseph, chevalier de Gamond (b. c.1780 - d. 1835)
                              (from 9 Oct 1830)
12 Oct 1830 - 21 Dec 1830  Pierre Joseph Coleta de Ryckere      (b. 1793 - d. 1863)
21 Dec 1830 - 21 Sep 1834  Werner, baron de Lamberts-Cortenbach (b. 1775 - d. 1849)
21 Sep 1834 - 30 Aug 1836  Charles, vicomte Vilain
XIIII        (b. 1803 - d. 1878)
11 Jan 1837 - 12 May 1843  Louis, baron de Schiervel 
          (b. 1783 - d. 1864)  Uni
12 May 1843 - 12 Aug 1847  Léandre Desmaisières                 (b. 1794 - d. 1864)  
12 Aug 1847 -  1 Sep 1848  Auguste de Cock (interim)            (b. 1804 - d. 1869)

 1 Sep 1848 - 22 Aug 1871  Edouard de Jaegher                   (b. 1806 - d. 1883)  Lib
22 Aug 1871 - 11 Oct 1871  François Bellemans (acting)          (b. 1821 - d. 1881)
11 Oct 1871 -  6 Oct 1879  Théodore Emile de T'Serclaes de      (b. 1809 - d. 1880)
                             Wommersom    
 6 Oct 1879 - 25 Nov 1884  Léon Verhaeghe de Naeyer             (b. 1839 - d. 1906
)  PL
26 Nov 1884 - 25 Aug 1885  Théophile Charles Marie Libbrecht    (b. 1839 - d. 1907)
                             (acting)
25 Aug 1885 - Oct 1914     Raymond, baron de Kerchove d'Exaerde (b. 1847 - d. 1932) 
                             (1st time)
1914 - 1917                Albrecht Maria Alexander
             (b. 1865 - d. 1939)  Mil
                             Herzog von Württemberg
                             (German military governor)
1914 - Nov 1918            Friedrich Eckert (civil administrator)
1917 - Nov 1918            Friedrich Sixt von Arnim             (b. 1851 - d. 1936)  Mil
                             (
German military governor)
Nov 1918 - 30 May 1919     Raymond, baron de Kerchove d'Exaerde (s.a.) 
                             (2nd time)

30 May 1919 - 30 Jan 1921  Maurice Auguste,
graaf Lippens       (b. 1875 - d. 1956)  PL
30 Jan 1921 - 25 Jul 1929  André Charles Eugène Oswald, graaf   (b. 1885 - d. 1945)  PL
                             de Kerchove de Denterghem   
25 Jul 1929 - 14 Oct 1935  Karel Weyler                         (b. 1870 - d. 1935)  PL
19 Oct 1935 -  7 Mar 1938  Jules Ingenbleek                     (b. 1876 - d. 1953)  PL
 8 Mar 1938 - 17 Jun 1939  Louis Paul Simon, baron Frédericq    (b. 1892 - d. 1981)  PL
 3 Jul 1939 -  1 Jul 1940  Maurice Van den Boogaerde (1st time) (b. 1887 - d. 1956)
17 Aug 1940 - 30 May 1943  Jozef Maria Prosper Antoon Devos     (b. 1895 - d. 1988)
                             (acting)
31 May 1943 -  2 Sep 1944  Achiel Joseph Camiel Verstraete 
    (b. 1898 - d. 1980)  VNV
Sep 1944 - 31 Aug 1954     Maurice Van den Boogaerde (2nd time) (s.a.)
 1 Sep 1954 - 2 Dec 1963   Albert Auguste Aimé Joseph Mariën
   (b. 1896 - d. 1964)  PL
10 Dec 1963 - 29 Jul 1984  Roger Frans Jan Pieter de Kinder     (b. 1919 - d. 1984)  BSP
1984 - 30 Jun 1985         Honoré Amedé Antoine Van Steenberge  (b. 1917 - d. 1994)
                             (acting)
 1 Jul 1985 - 2004         Herman Balthazar                     (b. 1938)            SP.A
26 Nov 2004 - 31 Jan 2013  André Denys                          (b. 1948 - d. 2013)VLD:2007OVLD
 1 Feb 2013 -              Jan Briers                           (b. 1953)            Non-party


Limburg

Former,
                      unofficial flag of Belgian province of Limburg,             Unofficial Flag
[Limburg
                      (Province, Belgium)]               Adopted 29 Oct 1996

 4 Oct 1830                Administration by Belgium established (except in Maastricht).
19 Apr 1839                Final Act of the London Conference divides the province:
                             part becomes Belgian province of Limburg, the rest becomes
                             the Duchy of Limburg, in personal union with the Kingdom
                             of The Netherlands (see Netherlands provinces).

Governors

1830 - 1831                Frans baron de Loë Imstenraedt de
   (b. 1789 - d. 1838)
                             Mheer  
1831 - 1834                Jean-François Hennequin              (b. 1772 - d. 1846
)  PL
21 Sep 1834 - 11 May 1843  Werner Joseph baron de Lamberts     
(b. 1775 - d. 1849)
                             Cortenbach      
12 May 1843 - 24 Jun 1857  Pierre de Schiervel                  (b. 1783 - d. 1866)  Uni
1857 - 1871                Théodore
de T'Serclaes de Wommersom  (b. 1809 - d. 1880)
11 Oct 1871 - 26 Nov 1871  Pierre de Decker                     (b. 1812 - d. 1891)  CP
1872 - 1879                Joseph Bovy                          (b. 1810 - d. 1879)
1879 - 21 Apr 1894         Adolphe Goupy de Beauvolers          (b. 1825 - d. 1894
)  PL
13 Jun 1894 - 1914         Henri Théodore
de Pitteurs-Hiégaerts (b. 1834 - d. 1917)  CP
1914 - 1918                August Keim
                         (b. 1845 - d. 1926)  Mil 
                             (German military governor)   
1914 - 1918                Wilhelm Bazille (civil administrator)(b. 1874 - d. 1934) 

18 Feb 1919 - 22 Dec 1927  Jean Louis Theodore de Renesse       (b. 1854 - d. 1927)  CP
1928 - 1940                Hubert Verwilghen (1st time)
        (b. 1883 - d. 1956)  CVP
17 Aug 1940 -  1 Apr 1941  Gérard Romsée (interim)              (b. 1901 - d. 1975)  VNV
28 Apr 1941 -  9 Sep 1944  Jozef Lysens
                        (b. 1896 - d. 1950)  VNV/Rex
1944 - 1950                Hubert Verwilghen (2nd time)
        (s.a.)               CVP
24 Nov 1950 - 1978         Louis Roppe                          (b. 1914 - d. 1982)  CVP
1978 - 1995                Harry Vandermeulen                   (b. 1928)            CVP
1995 - 2005                Hilde Houben-Bertrand (f)            (b. 1940)         CVP;2001 CD&V  1 Jun 2005 - 19 Jun 2009  Steve Stevaert                       (b. 1954)            SP.A
19 Jun 2009 -  5 Oct 2009  Herman Meers (acting)                (b. 1947)
 5 Oct 2009 -              Herman Reynders                      (b. 1958)            SP.A



West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen)

Unofficial banner of arms of West Flanders            Unofficial Flag
[West
                      Flanders (Province, Belgium)]                Adopted 27 May 1997


Governors

Oct 1815 - 31 Dec 1820     Joseph Benoît de Loën d'Enschede     (b. 1756 - d. 1844)
 1 Jan 1821 -  5 Dec 1822  Hyacinthe Charles Guillaume          (b. 1770 - d. 1834)
                             Ghislain burggraaf van der Fosse

 6 Dec 1822 -  8 May 1826  Benedictus Josephus Holvoet          (b. 1763 - d. 1838)
 9 May 1826 - Sep 1830     Ferdinand de Baillet                 (b. 1789 - d. 1842)
12 Oct 1830 - 21 Dec 1830  Provincial Commissioners
                           - Felix Amandus de Muelenaere        (b. 1794 - d. 1862)
                           - Christophe Isidore Jullien         (b. 1773 - d. 1841)
                           - Charles Herwijn
12 Oct 1830 - 11 Feb 1849  Felix Amandus de Muelenaere          (s.a.)               CP
                             (1st time)

13 Apr 1849 -  9 Nov 1857  Adolphe de Vrière                    (b. 1806 - d. 1885
)  PL
26 Nov 1857 -  1 Jul 1877  Benoît Vrambout                      (b. 1816 - d. 1877)  PL
                             (acting to 25 Dec 1859)                  
 7 Sep 1877 -  7 Aug 1878  Léon Ruzette (1st time)              (b. 1836 - d. 1901)  CP
 7 Aug 1878 - 16 Mar 1883  Theodore Heyvaert                    (b. 1834 - d. 1907)  PL
18 Mar 1883 - 19 Jun 1884  Guillaume de Brouwer                 (b. 1840 - d. 1892)  PL
19 Jun 1884 -  1 Jan 1901  Léon Ruzette (2nd time)              (s.a.)               CP
 2 Jan 1901 - 14 Feb 1901  Jean-Baptiste de B
éthune (1st time)  (b. 1853 - d. 1907)  CP
                             (acting)
14 Feb 1901 - 28 Jun 1903  Charles d'Ursel                      (b. 1848 - d. 1903)  CP
 3 Jul 1903 - 24 Mar 1907  Jean-Baptiste de Béthune (2nd time)  (s.a.)               CP
10 Apr 1907 - 1912         Albéric
Ruzette                      (b. 1866 - d. 1929)  CP
24 Mar 1912 - 15 May 1933  Léon Janssens de Bisthoven           (b. 1859 - d. 1938)

                             (in Netherlands exile 23 Oct 1914 - 22 Oct 1918)
1914 - 1918                German military governors of East Flanders
Aug 1914 - Sep 1914        Leutwein (German civil administrator)
Nov 1914 - Aug 1918        Küster
(German civil administrator)
 6 Jun 1933 - 18 May 1940  Henri Baels                          (b. 1878 - d. 1951)  CP
May 1940 - Aug 1940        Armand Lommez (acting)               (b. 1898 - d. 1967)
17 Aug 1940 - 27 Dec 1944  Michel Bulckaert                     (b. 1895 - d. 1968)  VNV
25 Dec 1944 -  7 Jan 1979  Pierre van Outryve d'Ydewalle        (b. 1912 - d. 1997)  CVP
                             (acting to 25 Dec 1945)
 1 Jun 1979 - 18 Aug 1979  L
éo Vanackere                        (b. 1927 - d. 1979)  CVP
28 Sep 1979 - 1997         Olivier Vanneste                     (b. 1930)            CVP
15 May 1997 -  1 Feb 2012  Paul Breyne                          (b. 1947)         CVP:2001:CD&V
 1 Feb 2012 -              Carl Decaluwé                        (b. 1960)            CD&V



Walloon Provinces

Hainaut


[unofficial flag of Hainaut
              Province (Belgium)]
                     Unofficial Flag

Governors
16 Sep 1815 - 1822         Bonaventure Hyacinthe Joseph de      (b. 1755 - d. 1831)
                             Bousies

23 Sep 1822 - 1825        
Hyacinthe Charles Guillaume          (b. 1770 - d. 1834)
                             Ghislain burggraaf van der Fosse

10 Jun 1825 - 1828         Maximilien Henri Ghislain baron      (b. 1781 - d. 1834)
                             de Beeckman Libersart

1828 - 1830                Ferdinand de Macar                   (b. 1785 - d. 1866)
29 Sep 1830 - 1834         Jean-Ambroise de Puydt               (b. 1758 - d. 1836)
21 Sep 1834 - 23 Mar 1841  Jean-Baptiste Thorn                  (b. 1783 - d. 1841)  Lib
29 Mar 1841 - 13 Apr 1841  Philippe Harmignies (acting)
13 Apr 1841 - 1845         Charles Liedts                       (b. 1802 - d. 1878)  Lib
12 Aug 1845 - 1847         Edouard Mercier                      (b. 1799 - d. 1870)  Lib
12 Aug 1847 - 1848         Augustin Dumon-Dumortier             (b. 1791 - d. 1852
)  PL
 1 Sep 1848 - 1849         Adolphe de Vrière                    (b. 1806 - d. 1885)  PL
13 Apr 1849 - 1870         Louis Troye                          (b. 1804 - d. 1875)  PL
 2 Oct 1870 - 30 Jun 1878  Joseph de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay   (b. 1836 - d. 1892)  CP
1878                       Auguste Wanderpepen (acting)         (b. 1814 - d. 1879
)  PL
1878 - 1884                Oswald de Kerchove de Denterghem     (b. 1844 - d. 1906)  PL
1884 - 1885                Auguste-Frédéric Vergote             (b. 1818 - d. 1906)
 8 May 1885 -  8 Apr 1889  Marie Joseph Charles
duc d'Ursel     (b. 1848 - d. 1903)  CP
1889 - 1893                Charles Marie Léon
comte d'Ursel     (b. 1848 - d. 1903)  CP
1893 - 1908                Raoul du Sart de Bouland             (b. 1857 - d. 1915)
1908 - 1918                Maurice Damoiseaux (1st time)        (b. 1866 - d. 1938)  CP
1914 - 191.                Ernst Quintus Sigismund von Gladiss  (b. 1856 - d. 1920)  Mil
                             (German military governor)  
191. - 191.                Bothe (
German military governor)                          Mil
1915 - 1917                Karl Haniel (civil administrator)    (b. 1877 - d. 1944)
1917 - 1918                Günther v
on Le Suire                 (b. 1880 - d. 1950)
                             (civil administrator)

1918 - 1937                Maurice Damoiseaux (2nd time)        (s.a.)               CP
 1 Jun 1937 - 1940         Henri Van Mol                                             PS
1940 - 1944                Albert Leroy                                              Rex  
1944 - 1967                Émile Cornez                         (b. 1900 - d. 1967)  CP
1967 - 1978                Emilien Vaes                         (b. 1916 - d. 1997)  PRL
1983 - 2004                Michel Tromont                       (b. 1937)            PRL
 1 Aug 2004 - 31 Dec 2012  Claude Durieux                       (b. 1945)            PS  
 3 Jan 2013 - 28 Mar 2013  Guy Bracaval (interim)               (b. 1959?)
28 Mar 2013 -              Tommy Leclercq                       (b. 1970)            PS


Liège

[Unofficial flag of the Province
              of Liège]
                     Unofficial Flag

Governors
1828 - 1830                Samuel Johannes Sandberg van       (b. 1778 - d. 1854)
                             Essenburg
1830 - 1831                Etienne de Sauvage                 (b. 1789 - d. 1867)  Lib
 4 Jun 1831 -  4 Oct 1832  Jean-François Tielemans            (b. 1799 - d. 1887)  Lib
1832 - 1844                Charles van den Steen de Jehay     (b. 1781 - d. 1846)
 4 Sep 1844 - 22 Jun 1846  Henri de Brouckère                 (b. 1801 - d. 1891)
 PL
 8 Aug 1846 - 12 Aug 1847  Edmond de la Coste                 (b. 1778 - d. 1870)  PL
1847 - 1863                Ferdinand de Macar                 (b. 1785 - d. 1866)  PL
1863 - 1882                Charles de Luesemans               (b. 1808 - d. 1882)  PL
1882 - 1908                Léon Pety de Thozée                (b. 1841 - d. 1912)  PL
1908 - 1914                Henry Delvaux de Fenffe (1st time) (b. 1863 - d. 1947)  CP
Aug 1914 -  7 Nov 1914     von Kolewe (German military governor)                   Mil
Nov 1914 - Oct 1916        Karl Hans Graf von der Schulenburg (b. 1867 - d. 1950)  Mil
                             (German military governor)
191. - 191.                Leo Götz von Olenhusen             (b. 1855 - d. 1942)  Mil  
                             (
German military governor)
Aug 1914 - Jul 1915        Vollmer (civil administrator)
Jul 1915
- c.1917          Horning (civil administrator)
1914 - 1919                Henry Delvaux de Fenffe (2nd time) (s.a.)               CP
1919 - 1927                Gaston Grégoire
                   (b. 1860 - d. 1927)  PL
1927 - 1937                Henri Pirard                       (b. 1868 - d. 1948)  BWP-POB
1937 - 1940                Jules Mathieu                      (b. 1887 - d. 1943)  BWP-POB
20 Aug 1940 -  5 Apr 1942  Georges Doyen (acting)             (b. 1906 - d. ....)
 5 Apr 1942 - Sep 1944     Georges Petit                      (b. 1885 - d. 19..)  Rex

1944 - 1953                Joseph Leclercq                    (b. 1886 - d. 1961)  PSB
1953 - 1971                Pierre Clerdent                    (b. 1909 - d. 2006)  PRL
1971 - 1990                Gilbert Mottard                    (b. 1926 - d. 2011)  PS
1990 - 2004                Paul Bolland                       (b. 1939)            PS
11 Feb 2004 -              Michel Foret                       (b. 1948)            MR



Luxembourg


[Unofficial banner of arms of the Province of
                      Luxembourg (Belgium)]                      Unofficial Flag
[Luxembourg (Province, Belgium)]               Adopted 23 Mar 1955

16 Oct 1830                Belgian provisional government declares Luxembourg
                             an integral part of Belgium (Arlon district defects to
                             the revolutionaries 19 Oct 1830; district of Luxembourg
                             [excluding the Luxembourg fortress] on 22 Oct 1830).
22 Oct 1830 - 19 Jan 1839  Belgian occupation/administration of Luxembourg 
                             (except the fortress-city of Luxembourg).
17 Feb 1831                Upon separation of Belgium from the Kingdom of The 
                             Netherlands, the already diminished territory of Luxembourg
                             is divided into the (larger) Belgian province of Luxembourg
                             and the (smaller) surviving Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
19 Jun 1839                Division of Luxembourg acquiesced to by the King/Grand-duke.


Commissioner-general
(in Arlon)
 5 Oct 1830 - 16 Oct 1830  François d'Hoffschmit              (b. 1797 - d. 1854)  Lib
                             (Franz Heinrich von Hoffschmidt)
Governors
16 Oct 1830 - 1832         Jean Baptiste Thorn                (b. 1783 - d. 1841)
19 Apr 1832 - 21 Sep 1834  Jean-Nicolas Rossignon             (b. 1774 - d. 1847)

21 Sep 1834 - 10 Dec 1834  Feuillien-Charles-Marie-Joseph,    (b. 1800 - d. 1887)
                            
baron de Coppin
10 Dec 1834 - 28 Apr 1842  Victorin Jean François, baron de   (b. 1791 - d. 1841)
                             Steenhault 
28 Apr 1841 -  4 Nov 1841  F. Dubois (interim)
 4 Nov 1841 -  8 Mar 1842  Joseph de Riquet de Caraman et
    (b. 1808 - d. 1886)  CP
                             de Chimay                        
 8 Mar 1842 - 19 Jun 1842  Alfred, baron d'Huart de Villemont
19 Jun 1842 - 21 Nov 1842  Adolphe Dechamps                   (b. 1807 - d. 1875)
21 Nov 1842 - 20 May 1843  Louis G. Orban 
(interim)
20 May 1843 - 12 May 1857  Jean Baptiste Smits                (b. 1792 - d. 1857)  CP
12 May 1857 - 24 Jun 1857  C.O. Dury (interim)
24 Jun 1857 - 1862         François Dubois-Thorn              (b. 1805 - d. 1886)
1862 - 1884                Charles Van Damme                  (b. 1806 - d. 1884)  CP
1884 - 1891                Paul de Gerlache                   (b. 1838 - d. 1891)  CP
1891 - 1901                Édouard Orban baron de Xivry       (b. 1858 - d. 1901)  
CP?
1902 - 1914                Emmanuel de Briey (1st time)       (b. 1862 - d. 1944)  CP
1914 - 191.                Hurt
(military governor)                                Mil
1916 - 191.                Fritz von Weller                   (b. 1848 - d. 1928)  Mil
                             (German military governor)  
191. - 191.                Leopold Friedrich Wilhelm Graf
    (b. 1862 - d. 1935)  Mil
                             von Gessler
                             (
German military governor)                    
1914 - 1916                Hermann Strahl                     (b. 1866 - d. 1924)
                             (civil administrator)
191. - 1918                Heinrich Ritter von Kaufmann-Asser (b. 1882 - d. 1954)

                             
(civil administrator)
1918 - 1932                Emmanuel de Briey (2nd time)       (s.a.)               CP
1932 - 1940                Fernand Van den Corput (1st time) 
(b. 1872 - d. 1948)  CP
1940 -  1 Dec 1943         René baron Greindl (acting)        (b. 1898 - d. 1945)  CP
 1 Dec 1943 - 1944         J.A. Dewez                                              Rex
1944 - 1945                Fernand Van den Corput (2nd time)  (s.a.)               CP
1946 - 1953                Pierre Clerdent                    (b. 1909 - d. 2006
)  PL
1961 - 1965                Désiré Lamalle                     (b. 1915 - d. 1996)  PSC
1965 - 1976                Maurice P. Brasseur                (b. 1909 - d. 1996)  PSC
1976 - 1996                Jacques Planchard                  (b. 1929 - d. 2013)  PSC
 4 Jun 1996 -              Bernard Caprasse                   (b. 1949)            PSC;2002 CDH

Namur


Unofficial banner of arms of the Province of
                      Namur            Unofficial Flag
[Namur
                      (Province, Belgium)]                Adopted 15 Oct 1953


Governors

1815 - 1830                Jean d'Omalius d'Halloy              (b. 1783 - d. 1875)
10 Jan 1830 - 20 Sep 1834  Baron Goswin de Stassart             (b. 1780 - d. 1854)  Lib
21 Sep 1834 -  5 Apr 1840  Jean Louis Joseph Lebeau
            (b. 1794 - d. 1866)  Lib
 5 Apr 1840 - 21 Jun 1840  Alexandre Bruno (1st time)(interim)
21 Jun 1840 -  2 Nov 1847  Édouard Dominique Marie Joseph,
     (b. 1800 - d. 1884)  PL
                             baron d'Huart                 
 2 Nov 1847 - Aug 1848     Adolphe de Vrière                    (b. 1806 - d. 1885)  PL
 1 Sep 1848 - 18 Aug 1851  Victor François Pirson               (b. 1809 - d. 1867)  PL
31 Aug 1851 - 10 Mar 1853  Alexandre Bruno (2nd time)(interim)
10 Mar 1853 - 20 Nov 1875  Charles comte de Baillet             (b. 1812 - d. 1875)  CP
12 Feb 1876 - 11 Jan 1877  David baron de Mevius
 3 Feb 1877 - Jun 1881     Albert comte de Beaufort             (b. 1834 - d. 1914)  CP
24 Jun 1881 - 29 May 1882  Léon Pety de Thozée                  (b. 1841 - d. 1912
)  PL
 2 Aug 1882 - 1884         Auguste Vergote                      (b. 1818 - d. 1906)  PL
 9 Jun 1884 -  4 Nov 1914  Charles de Montpellier de            (b. 1830 - d. 1914)  CP
                             Vedrin
25 Aug 1914 - 1916         Carl Freiherr von Hirschberg        
(b. 1855 - d. 1927)  Mil
                             (German military governor)
1916 - 15 Jan 1918         Wilhelm Köhl                         (b. 1859 - d. 1942)  Mil
                            
(German military governor)
1914 - 191.                Eugen Kranzbühler                    (b. 1870 - d. 1928)
                             (civil administrator)                        
191. - 191.                Freiherr von Hund und Alten-Grotkau
                             (civil administrator)  
Jan 1918 - 1918            Hugo Ritter von Huller               (b. 1859 - d. 1931)  Mil
                             
(military governor)
1918 - 18 Feb 1919         ....
18 Feb 1919 - 14 Apr 1937  Paul baron de Gaiffier d'Hestroy     (b. 1865 - d. 1940)
14 Apr 1937 - 1940         François Bovesse
                    (b. 1890 - d. 1944)  PL
                             (in exile to 1 Feb 1944)   
1940 - 1942                G. Devos (acting)
1942 - 1944                Emmanuel de Croÿ, prince de Croy     (b. 1908 - d. 1997)
                             et de Solre
1944                       Henri Lambert de Rouvroit            (b. 1892 - d. 1985)
22 Dec 1945 - 17 Mar 1968  Robert Gruslin                       (b. 1901 - d. 1985)  PL
 9 Jul 1968 - 19 Jan 1977  René Close                           (b. 1918 - d. 1977)  PS
31 Jul 1977 - 12 Jul 1980  Pierre Falize                        (b. 1927 - d. 1980)  PS
 9 Aug 1980 - 30 Sep 1987  Emile Lacroix                        (b. 1920 - d. 1993)  PS
 2 Oct 1987 - 31 Jul 1994  Emile Wauthy                         (b. 1927 - d. 1999)  PSC
 1 Aug 1994 -  8 Jan 2007  Amand Dalem                          (b. 1938)          PSC;2002 CDH
 8 Jan 2007 -              Denis Mathen                         (b. 1965)            MR


Walloon Brabant (Brabant-Wallon)


[Walloon Brabant (Province,
              Belgium)]          
          Adopted 2 Jan 1995


 1 Jan 1995                Walloon Brabant (Brabant-Wallon) province.

Governors

1995 - 2000  
             Valmy Féaux                          (b. 1933)            PS
2000 - 2007                Emmanuel Hendrickx                   (b. 1940)            PS
 8 Jan 2007 -              Marie-José Laloy (f)                 (b. 1950)            PS
      

Former Province

Brabant


[Brabant (Former province,
              Belgium)]
           Unofficial Flag

1815                       South Brabant (Zuid-Brabant) province.
1831                       Brabant province
 1 Jan 1995                Divided into Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant
                             provinces and the Region of Brussels-Capital.

Governors

1815 - 1818                François Joseph Charles Marie graaf  (b. 1780 - d. 1869)
                             van Mercy d'Argenteau
1818 - 1823                Philippe Jean Michel graaf van       (b. 1771 - d. 1846)
                             Aerschot-Schoonhoven

25 Mar 1823 -  9 May 1828  Léonard Pierre Joseph burggraaf du  
(b. 1780 - d. 1849)
                             Bus de Gisignies                  
 3 Aug 1828 - 1830         Hyacinthe Charles Guillaume Ghislain (b. 1770 - d. 1834)
                             burggraaf Van der Fosse
1830                       Pierre-François Van Meenen           (b. 1772 - d. 1858)
                             (
provisional)
 1 Dec 1830 - 1834         Feuillien-Charles-Marie-Joseph       (b. 1800 - d. 1887)
                            
baron de Coppin
                             (provisional to 9 Jul 1831)
1834 - 1838                Goswin baron de Stassart             (b. 1780 - d. 1854)  Lib
17 Jun 1839 - 1845         Guillaume-Jean-Antoine baron de      (b. 1791 - d. 1857)  CP
                             Viron (interim to 16 Oct 1839)
 
1845 - 1852                Charles Liedts (1st time)            (b. 1802 - d. 1878)  PL
1852 - 1854                Pierre Annemans (1st time)(interim)
30 Mar 1854 - 1861         Charles Liedts (2nd time)            (s.a.)             
 PL
1861 - 1862                Pierre Annemans (2nd time)(interim)
1862 - 1883                François Dubois-Thorn                (b. 1805 - d. 1886)
1883 - 1884                Theodore Heyvaert                    (b. 1834 - d. 1907
)  PL
1885 - 1906                Auguste Vergote                      (b. 1818 - d. 1906)  PL
1906 - 1914                Henri Emile de Béco (1st time)       (b. 1843 - d. 1928)  CP
1914 - 1915                August Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig
     (b. 1842 - d. 1915)  Mil      
                             von Schroeder
                           
(German military governor)     
1915 - 191.                Friedrich Hermann Anton (von) Hurt   (b. 1859 - d. 1941)  Mil
                            (German military governor)  
1914 - c.Dec 1916          Gerstein
(civil administrator)
Apr 1917 - 1918            Eugen Kranzbühler                    (b. 1870 - d. 1928)
                             (civil administrator)
1918 - 1928                Henri Emile de Béco (2nd time)       (s.a.)               CP
1928 - 1935                François-André Nens                  (b. 1873 - d. 1935)  PSC
1935 - 1942                Albert, baron Houtart (1st time)     (b. 1887 - d. 1951)  CP

1942 - 1943                Jean-Mathieu Cronenbergs (acting)                         VNV
 1 Mar 1943 - 30 Sep 1943  Frans Wildiers                       (b. 1905 - d. 1986)  VNV
1943 - 1944                Adrien Gillès de Pélichy
            (b. 1909 - d. 1979)  VNV
 2 Sep 1944 -  1 Aug 1945  Jean Herinckx (interim)              (b. 1888 - d. 1961)
1945                       Jules Hansez (interim)
1945 - 194
9                Albert, baron Houtart (2nd time)     (s.a.)               CP
1949 - 1951                Fernand Demets                       (b. 1882 - d. 1952)  PL
1951 - 1976                Jean de Neef                                              CVP
1977 - 1989                Ivan Roggen                          (b. 1921 - d. 1997)  PRL
1989 - 31 Dec 1994         André Degroeve                       (b. 1931)            PS







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