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
Elio Di RupoElio Di Rupo
18 July 1951
Chemist, Politician

Jan Baptist van HelmontJan Baptist van Helmont
12 January 1579
chemist, scientist

Simon StevinSimon Stevin
1548 AD
mathematician, engineer, military personnel

François EnglertFrançois Englert
06 November 1932
Physicist, University teacher, Theoretical
Ingrid DaubechiesIngrid Daubechies
17 August 1954
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher

Ferdinand VerbiestFerdinand Verbiest
09 October 1623
Missionary
Pierre DelignePierre Deligne
03 October 1944
Mathematician, University teacher

Adolphe QueteletAdolphe Quetelet
22 February 1796
Belgian astronomer

Peter PiotPeter Piot
17 February 1949
Microbiologist
Jean BourgainJean Bourgain
28 February 1954
Mathematician

Jacques TitsJacques Tits
12 August 1930
Mathematician, University teacher, Professor
Ernest SolvayErnest Solvay
16 April 1838
Chemist

Paul OtletPaul Otlet
23 August 1868
Writer, Lawyer, Librarian, Scientist, Inventor,

Pierre-Joseph RedoutéPierre-Joseph Redouté
10 July 1759
Painter
Ogier Ghiselin de BusbecqOgier Ghiselin de Busbecq
1522 AD
Writer

Joseph PlateauJoseph Plateau
14 October 1801
Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist
Yves ChauvinYves Chauvin
10 October 1930
French chemist

Jan Baptista van HelmontJan Baptista van Helmont
12 January 1580
Belgian scientist