Baels, Henri

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Baels, Henri Gender: M
Henri Louis Baels
born on 17 January 1878 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Oostende, Belgium, 51n13, 2e55
Timezone LMT m2e55 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°53' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°48 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 09°40'

Henri Baels


Belgian Catholic Party politician and ship-owner, who crowned his career by becoming Governor of West Flanders in 1936. A friend of King Albert I of the Belgians, and later equally trusted by Albert's son, King Leopold III of the Belgians, Henri Baels was responsible, among other important public initiatives, for the creation of the famous Albert Canal. Henri Baels was also a great friend of Dom Marie-Albert van der Cruyssen, the Abbot of the Cistercian Monastery of Orval, Belgium, and took a lead in supporting the restoration of the Monastery, a project the Abbot (who was also a highly decorated Belgian war hero of World War I) had undertaken. He died on 18 June 1951, aged 73, in Knokke, Belgium.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record (akte nr. 35). Wikipedia has 18 January in error.


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Ship owner)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Governor of West Flanders, Belgium)