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Baron Lieutenant-General
Jules Marie Alphonse Jacques de Dixmude
"Général Jacques"
Born (1858-02-24)February 24, 1858
Died November 24, 1928(1928-11-24) (aged 70)
Place of birth Stavelot, Belgium
Place of death Ixelles, Belgium
Allegiance  Belgium
 Congo Free State
Commands held 12th Regiment of the Line
Battles/wars Battle of the Yser

Jules Marie Alphonse Jacques de Dixmude (1858, Stavelot – 1928) was a Belgian general and colonist.

Military career[]

Later, on the Belgian soil, he commanded the 3rd Belgian army division from 5 February 1917 to 4 October 1919. His troops prevented Diksmuide falling into the hands of the German army. This military achievements led to his elevation to Baron of Dixmude in 1919.

Congo Free State[]

Alphonse Jacques in the Congo 1903.

He founded Albertville in Congo in 1894. His role[Clarification needed] in the Congo Free State was questioned in the Casement report.


"General Jacques" is commemorated by several statues and monuments around Belgium, including the "Boulevard Général Jacques" in Brussels as well as others in Nivelles, Chaudfontaine and Verviers and numerous statues.

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