| Politician|| 1850|
| Paul-Francois Huart-Chapel|
Paul-François Huart-Chapel was a Belgian industrialist, and politician.
Paul-François Huart-Chapel Wikipedia
Paul-François Huart was born in Charleroi in 1770. He married Mary Chapel, the daughter of an industrialist.
In 1806 he inherited the factories of the Chapel family. He introduced a reverbatory furnace for melting metal in 1807, in 1821 the first Puddling furnace in Belgium (with J.M. Orban).
Shortly after John Cockerill had built the first blast furnace in Belgium in Liege, he built a coke fired blast furnace in 1827 in Charleroi, 12m high and producing 6 to 10tonnes of pig iron a day.
Between 1831 and 1834 he was Mayor of Charleroi. He died in 1850 aged 80.