Albert Joseph Goblet d'Alviella
|4th Prime Minister of Belgium|
20 October 1832 - 4 August 1834
|Felix de Muelenaere|
|Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt|
|Born||26 May 1790|
Tournai, Austrian Netherlands
|Died||5 May 1873 (aged 82)|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
Albert Joseph, Count Goblet d'Alviella (26 May 1790 - 5 May 1873) was an officer in the army of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. After the Belgian Revolution, he became a politician and served as Prime Minister of Belgium.
Born in Tournai, Goblet attended the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr. He became an engineer officer in the French Imperial Army, but joined the Royal Netherlands Army in 1815, rising to the rank of captain.
At the moment of the Belgian insurrection on 16 November 1830, he joined the revolutionary forces, and was given the rank of colonel by the provisional government. He went into politics in the newly independent Belgium, where he became Minister for Foreign Affairs (de facto prime minister) between 1832 and 1834. Though no formal party structures existed at the time, he was considered politically Liberal. He was appointed as inspector-general of the Belgian Army in 1834.
He died in Brussels aged 82 in 1873.