Patrick Nothomb is confirmed dead at the age of 83.
Patrick was best known as a Belgian diplomat.
Death was likely due to heart attack.
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RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
RT @DebilderlingR: Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
Very sad to hear of the passing of former Belgian Ambassador to Japan Patrick Nothomb, an impressive colleague and…
Patrick Nothomb
Born24 May 1936
Died17 March 2020(2020-03-17) (aged 83)
Habay-la-Neuve, Belgium
NationalityBelgian
OccupationDiplomat
Patrick Nothomb (24 May 1936 — 17 March 2020) was a Belgian diplomat.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Diplomatic Career
3 Publications
4 References
Biography
Nothomb earned a doctorate in law from the Université catholique de Louvain in 1957. He served as a Belgian diplomat from 1960 to 2001.
Patrick was the grandson of writer Pierre Nothomb, nephew of Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, and the grandnephew of Jean-Baptiste Nothomb. He was the father of writer Juliette Nothomb and novelist Amélie Nothomb. Amélie covered the life of her father and their diplomatic family in her novel The Life of Hunger.
On 14 October, 1953, Nothomb earned the title of Baron in his family. In 2012, he earned Luxembourgian nationality due to his family lineage prior to the division of Luxembourg in 1839.
In his free time, Nothomb was a singer of the Japanese style Noh, and was a director of the Europalia festival in 2004 in Italy.
Patrick Nothomb died on 17 March 2020 from a heart attack, and not of COVID-19 as previously reported.
Diplomatic Career
General Consul in Kisagani. He was taken as hostage by members of the Simba rebellion. He was rescued by Belgian paratroopers on 24 November 1964 in Operation Dragon Rouge.
General Consul in Osaka (1968—1972)
Chargé d'affaires in Beijing, first Belgian diplomat in the People's Republic of China (1972—1974)
Advisor to the Ambassador of Belgium to the United Nations, New York City (1974—1977)
Ambassador of Belgium to Bangladesh and Myanmar (1978—1980)
Director of Asia at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1980—1985)
Ambassador of Belgium to Thailand and Laos (1985—1988)
Ambassador of Belgium to Japan (1988—1997)
Ambassador of Belgium to Italy, San Marino, Malta, and Albania (1998—2001)
Publications
Dans Stanleyville : journal d'une prise d'otage (1993)
Intolérance zéro : 42 ans de carrière diplomatique (2004)
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