Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem

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Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem
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Born Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem
1819
United Kingdom of the Netherlands
Died February 1882
Belgium
Nationality Belgium
Occupation politician, engineer

Count Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem (1819–1882) was a Belgian engineer and liberal politician. He was a son of the Ghent burgomaster Constant de Kerchove de Denterghem. His son Oswald would become Provincial Governor of Hainaut.

Charles de Kerchove de Denterghem was burgomaster of Ghent (1857–1881), provincial Council member for Oost-Vlaanderen and senator for the liberal party. Under his rule the municipal public education in Ghent would be significantly expanded. A street in Ghent is named after him, the Charles de Kerchove Lane. He was succeeded as burgomaster of Ghent, by his son-in-law Hippolyte Lippens. In 1875, he became President of the Maatschappij voor Hofbouw- en Kruidtuinkunde and a strong supporter of the Gentse Floraliën, which would become an international fair on botany.

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