Wilfried Martens

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Wilfried Martens
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President of the European People's Party
In office
1990 – 9 October 2013
Preceded by Jacques Santer
Succeeded by Joseph Daul
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
17 December 1981 – 7 March 1992
Monarch Baudouin
Preceded by Mark Eyskens
Succeeded by Jean-Luc Dehaene
In office
3 April 1979 – 31 March 1981
Monarch Baudouin
Preceded by Paul Vanden Boeynants
Succeeded by Mark Eyskens
Leader of the European People's Party-European Democrats
In office
20 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Preceded by Leo Tindemans
Succeeded by Hans-Gert Pöttering
Personal details
Born Wilfried Achiel Emma Martens
(1936-04-19)19 April 1936
Sleidinge, Belgium
Died 9 October 2013(2013-10-09) (aged 77)
Lokeren, Belgium
Political party Christian Democratic and Flemish
Spouse(s) Lieve Verschroeven (1962–Div. 1997)
Ilse Schouteden (1998–Div. 2007)
Miet Smet (2008–2013, his death)
Children 5
Alma mater Catholic University of Leuven
Harvard University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

Wilfried Achiel Emma Martens (19 April 1936 – 9 October 2013) was a Belgian politician.

He was born in Sleidinge (East Flanders). During his political career, Martens served as the Prime Minister of Belgium from 3 April 1979 to 6 April 1981 and 17 December 1981 to 7 March 1992.

Martens died of lung cancer which may had been caused by asbestos exposure on 9 October 2013, at his home in Lokeren. He was 77.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oud-premier Wilfried Martens is overleden". De Redactie. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. "Belgian statesman Wilfried Martens dies aged 77". BBC News. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.

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