Famous Belgian Leaders

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 1 Charles Martel

Charles Martel
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Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 0686 AD
Birthplace: Herstal
Died: October 22, 0741

Charles Martel was a Frankish military leader and statesman. From 718 until his death in 741, Martel served as the de facto ruler of Francia. He is credited with restoring centralized government in Francia and re-establishing the Franks as the masters of all Gaul through a series of military campaigns.

 2 John of Gaunt

John of Gaunt
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: March 6, 1340
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: February 3, 1399

 3 Baudouin of Belgium

Baudouin of Belgium
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Famous As: King of the Belgians
Birthdate: September 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château du Stuyvenberg, Brussels, Belgium
Died: July 31, 1993
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 4 Maggie De Block

Maggie De Block
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Merchtem, Belgium

 5 Charles Michel

Charles Michel
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: December 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Namur

 6 Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dendermonde

 7 Léon Degrelle

Léon Degrelle
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist
Birthdate: June 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bouillon
Died: March 31, 1994
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 8 Elio Di Rupo

Elio Di Rupo
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Morlanwelz, Belgium

 9 Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Van Rompuy
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Famous As: Politician, Economist
Birthdate: October 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Etterbeek

 10 Pippin of Herstal

Pippin of Herstal
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0635 AD
Birthplace: Herstal
Died: 0714 AD

 11 Lucretia Garfield

Lucretia Garfield
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 19, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hiram
Died: March 14, 1918

 12 Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy

Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: January 10, 1480
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: December 1, 1530

 13 Sophie Wilmes

Sophie Wilmes
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

 14 Prince Charles, Count of Flanders

Prince Charles, Count of Flanders
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: October 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: June 1, 1983

 15 Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine

Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: December 12, 1712
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lunéville, France
Died: July 4, 1780

 16 Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly

Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly
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Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: February 1, 1559
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tilly, Belgium
Died: April 30, 1632

 17 Bart De Wever

Bart De Wever
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Famous As: Columnist, Politician, Historian
Birthdate: December 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mortsel

 18 Paul-Henri Spaak

Paul-Henri Spaak
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schaerbeek
Died: July 31, 1972

 19 Petra De Sutter

Petra De Sutter
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oudenaarde, Belgium

 20 Yves Leterme

Yves Leterme
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: October 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wervik

 21 Étienne Davignon

Étienne Davignon
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: October 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest

 22 Lamoral, Count of Egmont

Lamoral, Count of Egmont
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 18, 1522
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ellezelles, Belgium
Died: June 5, 1568

 23 Jan Jambon

Jan Jambon
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Genk

 24 Ludivine Dedonder

Ludivine Dedonder
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tournai, Belgium

 25 Henri La Fontaine

Henri La Fontaine
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Famous As: Socialist, Senator, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: April 22, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: May 14, 1943

 26 Annelies Verlinden

Annelies Verlinden
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium

 27 Jean-Luc Dehaene

Jean-Luc Dehaene
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: May 15, 2014

Jean-Luc Dehaene, the last Prime Minister of Belgium during King Baudouin's reign, was known for his capability of negotiating political deadlocks. This earned him the nicknames The Plumber and The Minesweeper. Dehaene created a governing coalition of Social Democrats and Christian Democrats and in 1993, his government thrived in transforming Belgium into a federal state.    

 28 Anne Malherbe Gosselin

Anne Malherbe Gosselin
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: December 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Namur, Belgium

 29 Wilfried Martens

Wilfried Martens
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Famous As: Prime minister of Belgium
Birthdate: April 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sleidinge, Belgium
Died: October 9, 2013

 30 Leo Tindemans

Leo Tindemans
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zwijndrecht, Belgium
Died: December 26, 2014

 31 Gaston Eyskens

Gaston Eyskens
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lier, Belgium
Died: January 3, 1988

 32 Paul Vanden Boeynants

Paul Vanden Boeynants
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Forest, Belgium
Died: January 9, 2001

 33 Willy Claes

Willy Claes
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hasselt, Belgium

 34 Adrien de Gerlache

Adrien de Gerlache
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Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: August 2, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hasselt, Belgium
Died: December 4, 1934

 35 Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma

Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: August 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerland
Died: March 14, 1934

 36 Auguste Beernaert

Auguste Beernaert
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 26, 1829
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
Died: October 6, 1912

 37 Jacob van Artevelde

Jacob van Artevelde
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: 1290 AD
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: July 24, 1345

 38 Prince Amedeo of Belgium

Prince Amedeo of Belgium
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: February 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium

 39 Charles Rogier

Charles Rogier
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: August 16, 1800
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: May 27, 1885

Remembered as Belgium’s foremost liberal leader, Charles Latour Rogier began his career at the bar. When the Belgium Revolution broke out, he left his practice to lead an armed militia in support of the revolution, eventually emerging as leader of the movement. Later he became the Governor of Antwerp, thereafter, he held several ministerial posts before being elected the Prime Minister.

 40 Hendrik Conscience

Hendrik Conscience
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 3, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: September 10, 1883

 41 Philippe Moureaux

Philippe Moureaux
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Famous As: University teacher, Politician, Historian, Economist
Birthdate: April 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Etterbeek

 42 Camille Huysmans

Camille Huysmans
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 26, 1871
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bilzen, Belgium
Died: February 25, 1968

 43 Émile Vandervelde

Émile Vandervelde
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: January 25, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: December 27, 1938

 44 Pierre Harmel

Pierre Harmel
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: March 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium
Died: November 15, 2009

 45 Henri Alexis Brialmont

Henri Alexis Brialmont
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 25, 1821
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Venlo, Netherlands
Died: July 21, 1903

 46 Edmond Leburton

Edmond Leburton
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Waremme, Belgium
Died: June 15, 1997

 47 Walthère Frère-Orban

Walthère Frère-Orban
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: April 24, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: January 2, 1896

 48 Paul Hymans

Paul Hymans
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: March 8, 1941

 49 Jef van de Wiele

Jef van de Wiele
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium
Died: September 4, 1979

 50 Adolphe Max

Adolphe Max
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: December 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: November 6, 1939