Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Anéthan, Jules Joseph, Baron d'

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ANÉTHAN, Jules Joseph, Baron d', a Belgian statesman, was born in 1803. Adopting the legal profession, he was appointed Procureur du Roi in 1831, and. five years later, Advocate-General in the Court of Appeal at Brussels. In 1843, M. Nothomb, the Prime Minister, selected him as his Minister of Justice, and he held this office under different administrations until the advent of the Liberals to power in 1847. In July, 1870, when the Catholic party once more gained the ascendancy, the Baron d'Anéthan obtained the Premiership, being nominated President of the Council and Minister for Foreign Affairs. His government resigned in December, 1871. In November, 1875, he was nominated Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for Belgium to the Holy See.