Paul van Zeeland Birthday, Date of Birth

Paul van Zeeland

Paul Guillaume, Viscount van Zeeland (11 November 1893 – 22 September 1973) was a Belgian lawyer, economist, Catholic politician, and statesman born in Soignies.

Van Zeeland was a professor of law and later director of the Institute of Economic Science at the Catholic University of Leuven (Leuven), and vice-governor of the National Bank of Belgium.

In March 1935, he became the prime minister of a government of national unity (a coalition comprising the three major parties: Catholics, Liberals and Socialists). Given decree powers, he was able to abate the economic crisis the country was going through, by devaluing the currency and resorting to expansive budgetary policies.

Van Zeeland's government resigned in the spring of 1936 due to the agitation of Rexism (a Belgian fascist party), but he was able to start a new term (June 1936 – November 1937). After proclaiming martial law, the government was able to suppress the Rexists.

The second Van Zeeland government carried through a progressive social reform programme, introducing the 40 h working week and measures against unemployment, which helped to ease the political tensions. Also during his second term, Belgium gave up its military alliance with France and reverted to its traditional "neutrality" policy, now dubbed "policy of independence".

In 1939, Van Zeeland became president of the Committee on Refugees, established in London, and was made High Commissioner for the repatriation of displaced Belgians in 1944. In 1946, he was one of the founders of the European League for Economic Cooperation. After the war, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in several Catholic governments between 1949 and 1954 and as economic advisor to the Belgian government and to the council of ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. He was Honorary Secretary General of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.

In 2013, he was found out to have started a Panamanian offshore company to the consternation of his family.

Birthday, Date of Birth
Saturday, November 11, 1893
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The November 11, 1893 was a Saturday under the star sign of . It was the 314 day of the year. President of the United States was Grover Cleveland Second Term.

If you were born on this day, you are 127 years old. Your last birthday was on the Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 114 days ago. Your next birthday is on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in 250 days. You have lived for 46,500 days, or about 1,116,013 hours, or about 66,960,834 minutes, or about seconds.

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11th of November 1893 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 11, 1893

Not Pleasant News at New-Haven.

Date: 12 November 1893

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EASTERN YACHTING NEWS.; Little Talk of Racing Except in the Big Sloop Class.

Date: 12 November 1893

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LIVE CHESS NEWS.; Steinitz and Lasker Unable to Find a Club to Manage Their Match.

Date: 12 November 1893

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HORSES AND HORSEMEN.; News from the Breeding Farm, Race Track, and Carriage Room.

Date: 11 November 1893

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