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 byJacques Santer
Succeeded byJoseph Daul
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
17 December 1981 – 7 March 1992
MonarchBaudouin
Preceded byMark Eyskens
Succeeded byJean-Luc Dehaene
In office
3 April 1979 – 31 March 1981
MonarchBaudouin
Preceded byPaul Vanden Boeynants
Succeeded byMark Eyskens
Leader of the European People's Party-European Democrats
In office
20 July 1994 – 20 July 1999
Preceded byLeo Tindemans
Succeeded byHans-Gert Pöttering
Personal details
BornWilfried Achiel Emma Martens
(1936-04-19)19 April 1936
Sleidinge, Belgium
Died9 October 2013(2013-10-09) (aged 77)
Lokeren, Belgium
Political partyChristian Democratic and Flemish
Spouse(s)Lieve Verschroeven (1962–Div. 1997)
Ilse Schouteden (1998–Div. 2007)
Miet Smet (2008–2013, his death)
Children5
Alma materCatholic University of Leuven
Harvard University
ReligionRoman Catholicism
WebsiteOfficial 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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