Paul de Smet de Naeyer

Paul Joseph, Count de Smet de Naeyer (13 May 1843 – 9 September 1913) was a Belgian Catholic Party politician.

Paul de Smet de Naeyer
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Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
5 August 1899 – 2 May 1907
MonarchLeopold II
Preceded byJules Vandenpeereboom
Succeeded byJules de Trooz
In office
25 February 1896 – 24 January 1899
MonarchLeopold II
Preceded byJules de Burlet
Succeeded byJules Vandenpeereboom
Personal details
Born(1843-05-13)13 May 1843
Ghent, Belgium
Died9 September 1913(1913-09-09) (aged 70)
Brussels, Belgium
Political partyCatholic Party

Born in Ghent, son of a cotton industrialist, he was himself also an industrialist and a banker. He was head of the Société Générale de Belgique and the owner of several coal mines.

He represented Ghent and Eeklo in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives from 1886 to 1908, and served in the Belgian Senate from 1908 to 1913. He served in several governments, as Minister of Finance from 1894 to 1896, and again from 1899 to 1907, combining the portfolio with the Ministry of Public Works. He was the Prime Minister of Belgium from 1896 to 1899, and again from 1899 to 1907.

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Foreign

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "de SMET de NAEYER". www.ars-moriendi.be.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jules de Burlet
Prime Minister of Belgium
1896–1899
Succeeded by
Jules Vandenpeereboom
Preceded by
Jules Vandenpeereboom
Prime Minister of Belgium
1899–1907
Succeeded by
Jules de Trooz