Theo van Lynden van Sandenburg

Constantijn Theodoor van Lynden van Sandenburg
18th Prime Minister of the Netherlands
In office
20 August 1879  23 April 1883
Monarch William III
Preceded by Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello
Succeeded by Jan Heemskerk
Personal details
Born Constantijn Theodoor van Lynden van Sandenburg
(1826-02-24)24 February 1826
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died 18 November 1885(1885-11-18) (aged 59)
Langbroek, Netherlands
Political party Conservative Protestant
Spouse(s) Elisabeth van Persijn († 1866)
Wilhelmina van Boetzelaer
Children 1
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Dutch Reformed Church

Constantijn Theodoor Tellen van Lynden van Sandenburg, (24 February 1826 18 November 1885) was a Dutch politician. Lynden van Sandenburg served as Prime Minister (leading minister) of the Netherlands between 1879 and 1883.[1]


Lynden van Sandenburg was born in Utrecht in 1826. He trained as a lawyer before entering politics. An orthodox conservative Protestant, Lynden van Sandenburg sided with the anti-revolutionaries. In 1866 he served in the Dutch House of Representatives. Later, he went on to take the position of Minister of Justice between 1874 and 1877 in the Heemskerk/Van Lynden van Sandenburg cabinet.

Lynden van Sandenburg took office as leading minister on 20 August 1879 with his own cabinet. This cabinet was known for its liberal conservatism.

Member of an ancient Dutch noble family, Lynden van Sandenburg was a baron throughout his life, but styled Graaf in 1882, with the right of succession to this title for al his descendents.[2] He died in Langbroek in 1885.



  1. States and Regents of the World - The Netherlands (retrieved 14 October 2006) at the Wayback Machine (archived January 24, 2004)
  2. Koninklijk Besluit 24 Aug. 1882, no. 26. 'Van Lynden', Nederlands Adelsboek 87 (1998), 547-649, there 549, 567.


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Preceded by
Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1879 - 1883
Succeeded by
Jan Heemskerk

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