Celebrities in Belgium

Jean Aerts
Cyclist

Albert I
King of Belgium 1909-1934

Albert II
King of Belgium

Felix Amandus, Count de Muelenare
Former prime minister

Baudouin I
Prince of Belgium

Brigitte Becue
Swimmer

Auguste Beernaert
Nobel laureate, former prime

Lambert le Begue
Priest, reformer

Leo Leander Bekaert Bekaert N.V.
Founder

Peter Benoit
Composer

Ingrid Berghmans
Judoka

Plastic Bertrand
Musician, songwriter

Gilles de Bins (Binchois)
Composer

Jules Bordet
Nobel laureate, microbiologist

Jean-Marc Bosman
Footballer

Boudewijn I
King of Belgium 1951-1993

Thiery Boutsen
Racecar driver

Adriaen Brouwer
Artist

Emile Leon Cammaerts
Poet

Robert Campin
Artist

Jan Ceulemans
Footballer

Raymond Ceulemans
Champion billiard player

Willy Claes former NATO
Secretary general, politician

Liz Claiborne
Fashion designer

Andre Cluytens
Conductor

Jean-Pierre Coopman
Boxer

Gerard Cooreman
Former prime minister

Georges Cuisenaire
Educator, mathematician

Father Pater Damien
Missionary

Suzanne Danco
Soprano

Gerard David
Artist

Bob Davidse
Television presenter

Eugene Goblet d'Alviella
Politician, lawyer

Charles De Broqueville
Former prime minister

Henri De Brouckere
Former prime minister

Jules De Burlet
Former prime minister

Pierre De Decker
Former prime minister

Michel De Ghelderode
Dramatist

Cyprien De Rore
Composer

Edward De Smedt
Chemist, inventor

Paul de Smet de Nayer
Former prime minister

Bartholemy Theodore, Count de Theux Meylandt
Former prime minister

Jules de Trooz
Former prime minister

Roger de Vlaeminck
Cyclist

Etienne De Wilde
Cyclist

Josquin des Prez
Composer

Leon Delacroix
Former prime minister

Paul Delvaux
Artist

Ann Demeulemeester
Fashion designer

Jean Pierre Duvieusart
Politician

James Sidney Ensor
Artist, printmaker

Gaston Eyskens
Former prime minister, economist

Marc Eyskens
Former prime minister , economist

Will Ferdi
Singer

Cesar Auguste Franck
Composer, organist

Dirk Frimout
Astrophysicist

Jan Fyt
Artist, etcher

Eric Geboers
Motocross rider

Adrien de Gerlache
Commander Antarctic expedition

Arnold Geulincx
Philosopher

Guido Gezelle
Poet

Henri Victor Marie Ghislain, Count Carton de Wiart
Former prime minister

Matthew Gilmore
Cyclist

Sebastien Godefroid
Sailor

Raymond Goethals
Football coach

Zenobe Gramme
Electrical engineer, inventor Gramme machine

Andre Gretry
Composer

Arthur Grumiaux
Violinist

Pierre Harmel
Former prime minister

Louis Hennepin
First European to explore upper Mississippi river

Justine Henin
Tennis player

Audrey Hepburn
Actress, humanitarian

Ivan Heylen
Singer

Corneille Heymans
Nobel laureate, physiologist

Camille Huysmans
Politician

Jacques Bernard

"Jacky" Ickx
Racecar driver

Paul-Emile Janson
Former prime minister

Henri Jaspar
Former prime minister

Georges Jobe
Motocross racer

Jacob Jordaens
Artist

Albert Joseph , Count Goblet d'Alviella
Politician, military officer

Jules Joseph, Baron d'Anethan
Politician

Dani Klein
Singer

Henri La Fontaine
Nobel laureate, lawyer

Esther Lambrechts "La Esterella"
Singer

Lamoral, Count of Egmont general
Statesman

Orlando di Lasso
Composer

Joseph Lebeau
Former prime minister

Edmond Leburton
Former prime minister

Georges Lemaitre
Proposed Big Bang theory

Camille Lemonnier
Author, poet

Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir
Inventor internal-combustion engine

Leopold I
King of Belgium 1831-1865

Leopold II
King of Belgium 1865-1909

Leopold III
King of Belgium 1934-1951

Constant Loiseau
Inventor optometer, physician

Helmut Lotti
Tenor, songwriter

Maurice Maeterlinck
Nobel laureate, playwright, poet

Rene Magritte
Artist

Xavier Mallise
Tennis player

Jules Malou
Statesman

Wilfried Martensformer
Prime minister

Quentin Matsys
Artist

Filip Meirhaeghe
Mountain bike racer

Gerardus Mercator
Cartographer, mathematician

Eddy Merckx
Cyclist, five-time winner Tour de France

Jean-Baptiste Nothomb
Former prime minister

Johannes Ockeghem
Composer

Abraham Ortelius
Cartographer, geographer

Bart Peeters
Actor, television presenter

Jean-Marie Pfaff
Footballer

Joseph Pholien
Former prime minister

Hubert Pierlot
Former prime minister, jurist

Dominque Pire
Nobel laureate

Henri Pirenne
Historian

Eddy Planckaert
Cyclist

Joseph Plateau
Inventor, physicist

Hercule Poirot
Detective (fictional character)

Prosper Poullet
Former prime minister

Emiel Puttemans
Long distance runner, Olympic medalist

Lambert Adolphe Quetelet
Mathematician, developed Quetelet index

Heidi Rakels
Judoka , Olympic medalist

Jean "Django" Reinhardt
Guitarist, composer

Jules Renkin
Former prime minister

Joel Robert
Motocross racer

Albrecht Rodenbach
Poet

Georges Rodenbach
Poet, novelist

Gaston Roelands
Runner, steeplechaser, Olympic medalist

Jacques Rogge
Sports bureaucrat, physician

Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns
Attorney, diplomat

Jo Ropcke
Film critic

Senne Rouffaer
Actor

Vincent Rousseau
Runner

John Michael Rysbrack
Sculptor

May Eleanor Sarton
Poet, novelist

Adolphe Sax
Inventor of the saxophone

Bobbejaan Schoepen
Musician

Frans Schollaert
Former prime minister

Briek Schotte
Cyclist

Herman Schueremans
Concert promoter

Enzo Scifo
Footballer

Raoul Servais
Film maker

Georges Simenon
Author

The Singing Nun (Soeur Sourire)
Nun, singer

Frans Snyders
Artist

Ernest Solvay
Chemist, industrialist, inventor

Paul Henri Spaak
Former prime minister

Patrick Stevens
Sprinter

Simon Stevin
Mathematician, engineer

Stijn Streuvels
Author

Herman Teirlinck
Author

David Teniers the Younger
Artist

George Theunis
Former prime minister

Toots Thielemans
Jazz musician

Philippe Thijs
Cyclist

Guy Thys
Football coach

Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly
Military leader

Felix Timmermans
Author

Leo Tindemans
Former prime minister

Will Tura Flemish
Singer

Urbanus
Comedian, comic book writer V

Achiel Van Acker
Former prime minister

Jacob van Artevelde
Statesman, political leader

Harry Van Barneveld
Judoka, Olympic medalist

Walter Van Beirendonck
Fashion designer

Ivo Van Damme
Athlete

Jean-Claude Van Damme
Actor

Charles Van Depoele
Electrical engineer, inventor, pioneer electric railway

Flory Van Donck
Golfer

Anton van Dyck
Artist

Jan Baptista van Helmont
Physician, chemist

Paul Van Himst
Footballer, manager

Bernard Van Hool
Founder of Van Hool NV coachbuilder

Henri "Rik" Van Looy
Cyclist

Dries van Noten
Fashion designer

Paul van Ostayen
Poet, author

Jan Van Ruysbroeck
Mystic beatified by Pope Pius X

Paul van Zeeland
Politician, lawyer

Alios Van de Vyvere
Politician

Jean-Sylvain Van de Weyer
Politician

Karel Van de Woestijne
Author

Gella Vandecaveye
Judoka, Olympic medalist

Paul Vanden Boeynants
Former prime minister

Marcel Vanthilt
Musician, television presenter

Emile Verhaeren
Poet

Guy Verhofstadt
Former prime minister

Henri Vieuxtemps
Violinist, composer

Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion designer

Eddy Wally
Singer

Ulla Werbrouck
Judoka, Olympic medalist

Charles Woeste
Politician

Marguerite Yourcenar
Novelist, essayist

Eugene Ysaye
Violinist, conductor, composer

Louis Zimmer
Clockmaker