Acker, Achille Van

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Acker, Achille Van Gender: M
Achille Honoré Van Acker
born on 8 April 1898 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Brugge, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Barbault
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°52' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 03°41'

Achille Van Acker
photo: Rossem, Wim van / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Belgian politician, nicknamed Achille Charbon, who served as the 33rd Prime Minister of Belgium in four different cabinets from 1945 to 1958, for a total period of seven years. He was a member of the BSP-PSB – the then still national Belgian Socialist Party.

The first three cabinets led by Van Acker were short-lived because of the crisis pertaining to Leopold III which held Belgium in its grip from 1944–1951. Altogether, the various social reforms realised under Van Acker's fourth cabinet led him to be known as the father of Belgian social security.

He was President of the Chamber of Representatives from 1961 to 1974.

He died on 10 July 1975, aged 77, in Bruges, Belgium.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1961 (President of the House)

Source Notes

Lescaut quotes Barbault for B.R. No.426.

Confirmed by Sy Scholfield who submitted birth certificate n°426 from the online Bruges municipal archives: "ten vijf ure 's avonds" (at five o'clock in the evening).


  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (33rd Prime Minister of Belgium)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Socialist)