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Belgium ranks 21st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Ukraine, Greece, and Argentina. Memorable people born in present day Belgium include Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Audrey Hepburn, and Charles Martel. Memorable people who died in Belgium include Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Giacomo Puccini. Belgium has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and painters.

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur and Leuven. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 100 BC and 2008, present day Belgium was the birth place of 660 globally memorable people, including Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Audrey Hepburn, and Charles Martel. Additionaly, 297 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Belgium including Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Giacomo Puccini.

People Born in Present Day Belgium

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People Deceased in Present Day Belgium

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Most individuals born in present day Belgium were soccer players (127), politicians (106), cyclists (68), painters (59), and writers (33),  while most who died were politicians (86), painters (49), cyclists (17), writers (16), and religious figures (12).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Belgium, including Jean-Marie Pfaff, Paul Van Himst, and Eden Hazard. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Belgium, including Jean-Marie Pfaff, Paul Van Himst, and Eden Hazard.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Belgium since 1700.