|12th Prime Minister of Belgium|
2 July 1870 - 7 December 1871
|Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt|
|President of the Senate|
23 July 1884 - 10 November 1885
|Edmond de Sélys Longchamps|
|Charles de Merode-Westerloo|
|Born||23 April 1803|
|Died||8 October 1888 (aged 85)|
|Political party||Catholic Party|
After serving as minister for Justice and Religion, D'Anethan was named the 12th Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs by King Leopold II on 2 July 1870. During his term in office, d'Anethan was responsible for directing the Belgian reaction to the Franco-Prussian War.
D'Anethan and the king agreed a programme whereby the King's favoured military reforms—in particular the abolition of Remplacement conscription—would be implemented, along with an agreement not to institute electoral reforms. He served as Foreign and War minister in his own government.
D'Anethan was obliged to include in his cabinet ministers who were opposed to the abolition of Remplacement which led to conflicts with the King. A political crisis following his nomination of Pierre de Decker as governor of Limburg led to the resignation of d'Anethan's government.
He later served, from 1884 to 1885, as president of the Belgian Senate.
| Prime Minister of Belgium
Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt
Edmond de Sélys Longchamps
| President of the Senate
Charles de Merode-Westerloo