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Auguste Beernaert in 1909.
Auguste Beernaert around 1900.

Auguste Marie François Beernaert (July 26, 1829 – October 6, 1912) was the Prime Minister of Belgium from October 1884 to March 1894.

Born in Ostend, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1873, and became Minister of Public Works under Jules Malou, greatly improving the rail, canal and road systems. After his tenure as Prime Minister, he represented Belgium at the Hague conventions of 1899 and 1907. He was also co-winner (with Paul d'Estournelles de Constant) of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1909 for his work at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He died in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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