Famous Belgian Astronomers

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Georges Lemaître
(Scientist & Priest)
Georges Lemaître
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Birthdate: July 17, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charleroi, Belgium
Died: June 20, 1966

Georges Lemaître was a mathematician, astronomer, and professor of physics. Lemaître was the first person to theorize that the expansion of the universe can be used to explain the recession of nearby galaxies. In 1927, Lemaître published the first estimation of the Hubble constant. He also came up with the Big Bang theory to explain the origin of the universe.

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Adolphe Quetelet
(Belgian astronomer)
Adolphe Quetelet
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Birthdate: February 22, 1796
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent
Died: February 17, 1874
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Ferdinand Verbiest
(Missionary)
Ferdinand Verbiest
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Birthdate: October 9, 1623
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittem, Belgium
Died: January 28, 1688
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Pol Swings
(Astronomer)
Pol Swings
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Birthdate: September 24, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ransart, Belgium, Charleroi, Belgium
Died: October 28, 1983