Sophie Wilmès

Place of Birth: Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

Date of Birth: 15 January, 1975

Ethnicity: Belgian [Walloon], Ashkenazi Jewish, small amount of Luxembourgish

Sophie Wilmès is a Belgian politician. She has been Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs, since 1 October, 2020, and previously served as Prime Minister of Belgium, from 27 October, 2019 to 1 October, 2020, as well as Minister of Budget, from 1 October 2015, to 27 October, 2019.

She is the daughter of Bernadette (Grange) and Philippe Wilmès. Her father was a banker and professor of business, who was chief of staff to Jean Gol of the Liberal Reformist Party.

Prime Minister Wilmès is married to Australian rules footballer and businessman Chris Stone. She has a son from a previous relationship; and three children with Chris.

Prime Minister Wilmès’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandfather, Mathias Wilmès.

Prime Minister Wilmès’ paternal grandfather was Charles Wilmès (the son of Charles Wilmès and Robertine Lebon). Prime Minister Wilmès’ great-grandfather Charles was the son of Emile Joseph Wilmès and Eugénie Dalier.

Prime Minister Wilmès’ paternal grandmother was named Marie-Louise Piette.

Prime Minister Wilmès’ maternal grandfather was named Léon Grange.

Prime Minister Wilmès’ maternal grandmother was Henriette “Jetty” (Fontijn/Fontyn) Corbiau (the daughter of René/Renatus Carolus Mathias Fontijn/Fontyn and Sara/Suze Verdoner). Henriette was born in Antwerp, Antwerp, Flanders. René/Renatus was the son of Mathias Franciscus Fontijn and Clémence Anna Maria Tont/Tant. Sara/Suze was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to a Dutch Jewish family, and was the daughter of Abraham Verdoner and Henriëtte de Jong. who was born in Almelo, Almelo, Overijssel. Sara also had Czech Jewish and German Jewish ancestry.

Prime Minister Wilmès’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her seventh great-grandmother, Anna Chaim.

Sources: Genealogy of Sophie Wilmès (focusing on her father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogies of Sophie Wilmès (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
https://www.dutchjewry.org

Genealogies of Sophie’s maternal great-grandparents, René/Renatus Carolus Mathias Fontijn/Fontyn and Sara/Suze Verdoner – http://www.maxvandam.info

Marriage record of Sophie’s maternal great-grandparents, René/Renatus Carolus Mathias Fontijn/Fontyn and Sara/Suze Verdoner – https://www.familysearch.org

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