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Jean-Antoine Locquet (c. 1615 – 22 March 1687), Lord of Impel, was a Brabantine lawyer who served as president of the Great Council of Mechelen and in 1681 became first viscount of Hombeke (Hombecque).

Jean-Antoine Locquet
Chancellor of Brabant
In office
15 August 1686 – 22 March 1687 (1686-08-15 – 1687-03-22)
MonarchCharles II of Spain
Preceded bySimon Fierlants
Succeeded byJean-Baptiste Christyn
Personal details
BornUnknown date, c. 1615
Brussels, Duchy of Brabant, Spanish Netherlands
Died22 March 1687(1687-03-22) (aged 71–72)
Brussels, Duchy of Brabant, Spanish Netherlands
Spouse(s)Marie-Christine De Keyser
Children1
Alma materUniversity of Leuven

FamilyEdit

Locquet was born in Brussels, the son of Guillaume Locquet. He married Marie-Christine De Keyser, by whom he had a son and heir, Jean-Michel Locquet, 2nd Viscount of Hombeke.

CareerEdit

Locquet studied law at Leuven University, and briefly taught philosophy there before being called to the bar.[1] In 1658 he became a councillor in the Council of Brabant, and in 1661, of the Admiralty Council.[2] From 1663 to 1669, he served on the Supreme Council of Flanders in Madrid.[1] He became 15th president of the Great Council of Mechelen in 1669, in succession to Adrien de Noyelles.

In 1671, he bought the seigneury of Op-Hombeecq.[3] In recognition of his loyal service he was created Viscount of Hombecque by Charles II of Spain on 20 September 1681.[4] During the final years of his career he was in 1687 named chancellor of Brabant.[5]

He died in Brussels on 22 March 1687, and was buried in Hombeke.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Annelies Vanhaelst (2002). De Hoge Raad voor de Nederlanden en Bourgondië. Leden en Bevoegdheden (1627-1665). ethesis.net (licentiate thesis).
  2. ^ Annelies Vanhaelst (2002). De Hoge Raad voor de Nederlanden en Bourgondië. Leden en Bevoegdheden (1627-1665). ethesis.net (licentiate thesis).
  3. ^ Histoire des environs de Bruxelles ou description historique des localités ...
  4. ^ Supplément aux trophées tant sacrés que profanes du duché de Brabant, Volume 1, needs page number
  5. ^ Jean-Charles-Joseph de Vegiano, Nobiliaire des Pays-Bas et du Comté de Bourgogne, vol. 1, needs page number
  6. ^ De Ryckman De Betz and De Jonghe D’Ardoye, op.cit. (needs title), p. 153. and A. Gaillard, op.cit. (needs title), p. 342.

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