Famous People From Belgium
Find out more about the greatest Belgian Scientists, including Georges Lemaître, Ilya Prigogine, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Elio Di Rupo and François Englert.
Georges LemaîtreGeorges Lemaître
17 July 1894
Scientist & Priest
Leo BaekelandLeo Baekeland
14 November 1863
Chemist & Inventor

Ilya PrigogineIlya Prigogine
25 January 1917
Physical Chemist

Christian de DuveChristian de Duve
02 October 1917
Biochemist

Albert ClaudeAlbert Claude
24 August 1899
Cell Biologist

Jules BordetJules Bordet
13 June 1870
Microbiologist and Immunologist
Peter PiotPeter Piot
17 February 1949
Microbiologist

Elio Di RupoElio Di Rupo
18 July 1951
Politician

Jan Baptist van HelmontJan Baptist van Helmont
12 January 1579
chemist, scientist
Adolphe QueteletAdolphe Quetelet
22 February 1796
Belgian astronomer

Simon StevinSimon Stevin
1548 AD
mathematician, engineer, military personnel
Pierre DelignePierre Deligne
03 October 1944
Mathematician, University teacher

François EnglertFrançois Englert
06 November 1932
Physicist, University teacher, Theoretical

Ingrid DaubechiesIngrid Daubechies
17 August 1954
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher

Ernest SolvayErnest Solvay
16 April 1838
Chemist

Ferdinand VerbiestFerdinand Verbiest
09 October 1623
Missionary
Jacques TitsJacques Tits
12 August 1930
Mathematician, University teacher, Professor

Joseph PlateauJoseph Plateau
14 October 1801
Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist

Pierre-Joseph RedoutéPierre-Joseph Redouté
10 July 1759
Painter

Jean BourgainJean Bourgain
28 February 1954
Mathematician
Paul OtletPaul Otlet
23 August 1868
Writer, Lawyer, Librarian, Scientist, Inventor,

Dirk FrimoutDirk Frimout
21 March 1941
Astrophysicist
Ogier Ghiselin de BusbecqOgier Ghiselin de Busbecq
1522 AD
Writer

Yves ChauvinYves Chauvin
10 October 1930
French chemist

Carolus ClusiusCarolus Clusius
01 February 1526
Botanist
Rembert DodoensRembert Dodoens
29 June 1517
Physician

Pattie MaesPattie Maes
1961 AD
Professor
Julius NieuwlandJulius Nieuwland
14 February 1878
Priest

Pierre-Joseph van BenedenPierre-Joseph van Beneden
19 December 1809
Paleontologist

Pol SwingsPol Swings
24 September 1906
Astronomer
Jan Baptista van HelmontJan Baptista van Helmont
12 January 1580
Belgian scientist

Edouard van BenedenEdouard van Beneden
05 March 1846
Biologist
Jean Baptiste Julien d'Omalius d'HalloyJean Baptiste Julien d'Omalius d'Halloy
16 February 1783
Geologist