Jan van Brouchoven

Antwerp 1644 - Mechelen 1725

Belgian politician

Jean II de Brouchoven

2nd Count of Bergeyck
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Minister of War
Born(1644-10-09)October 9, 1644
DiedMay 21, 1725(1725-05-21) (aged 80)
AllegianceSpain Spain
 Holy Roman Empire

Jean II de Brouchoven, 2nd Count of Bergeyck (October 9, 1644 - May 21, 1725), was a Flemish politician who later was recognised as Baron of Leefdael.[1]

Life[edit]

He was the son of Jean-Baptiste de Brouchoven, 1st Count of Bergeyck, and Helena Fourment, Countess of Bergeyck. His younger brother Hyacinthe-Marie de Brouchoven was president of the Great Council. Jean married Livina Marie de Beer-Meulebeke,[2] and became the father of Nicholas de Brouchoven, 3rd Count of Bergeyck.

Career[edit]

He was in service of the Spanish Crown as Superintendent of Finances and Minister of War.[3] He was a member of the Royal Council and of the Supreme Council of Flanders in Madrid, and special envoy of Philip V of Spain to the Congress of Utrecht, but without participating in the final negotiations.[4]

After his death he was buried in Leefdaal.

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