Henri Jaspar

Henri Jaspar (28 July 1870 – 15 February 1939) was a Belgian Catholic Party politician.

Henri Jaspar
Henri Jaspar 1921.jpg
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
20 May 1926 – 6 June 1931
MonarchAlbert I
Preceded byProsper Poullet
Succeeded byJules Renkin
Personal details
Born(1870-07-28)28 July 1870
Schaerbeek, Belgium
Died15 February 1939(1939-02-15) (aged 68)
Saint-Gilles, Belgium
Political partyCatholic Party

Jaspar was born in Schaerbeek and trained as a lawyer. He represented Liège as a Catholic in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives from 1919 until 1936. He helped create the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union in 1921, and served as the 27th Prime Minister of Belgium from 1926 to 1931. In 1924 he was made an honorary Minister of State.

He held several ministerial positions including;

  • Minister of Economic Affairs (1918–1920)
  • Foreign Minister (1920–1924 and 1934)
  • Minister of Finance (1932–1934)



  1. ^ "JASPAR". www.ars-moriendi.be.

J.E. Helmreich, Belgium and Europe: A Study in Small Power Diplomacy, 1976

J.E. Helmreich, "Paul Hymans and Henri Jaspar, Contrasting Diplomatic Styles, Studia Diplomatica, 39 (1986) 669–81.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Interior
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Belgium
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Interior
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Interior
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Finance
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