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Jules (Julius) Henri Pierre François Vandenpeereboom (18 March 1843 – 6 March 1917) was a Belgian Catholic Party politician.

Jules Vandenpeereboom
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17th Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
24 January 1899 – 5 August 1899
MonarchLeopold II
Preceded byPaul de Smet de Naeyer
Succeeded byPaul de Smet de Naeyer
Personal details
Born(1843-03-18)18 March 1843
Kortrijk, Belgium
Died6 March 1917(1917-03-06) (aged 73)
Anderlecht, Belgium
Political partyCatholic Party

Vandenpeereboom was born in Kortrijk and educated as a lawyer. He represented Kortrijk in the Belgian Chamber of People's Representatives from 1878 to 1900.

He held several ministerial posts, beginning with Railways, Posts and Telegraphs, from 1884 to 1899. He combined this with the War ministry from 1896. He served as the 17th Prime Minister of Belgium in 1899. He was responsible for the introduction of bilingual postage stamps in Belgium in the period 1891 to 1893.

On leaving the Chamber, he was appointed an honorary Minister of State in 1900 and served in the Belgian Senate representing West Flanders. He died in Anderlecht.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul de Smet de Naeyer
Prime Minister of Belgium
1899
Succeeded by
Paul de Smet de Naeyer