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Belgium ranks 20th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Austria, Ukraine, and Argentina. Memorable people born in present day Belgium include Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Jan van Eyck, and Pepin the Short. Memorable people who died in Belgium include Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Jan van Eyck. 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 899 globally memorable people, including Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Jan van Eyck, and Pepin the Short. Additionaly, 400 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Belgium including Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Jan van Eyck.

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People Deceased in Present Day Belgium

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Most individuals born in present day Belgium were soccer players (195), politicians (131), cyclists (105), painters (75), and writers (43),  while most who died were politicians (106), painters (60), soccer players (28), cyclists (25), and writers (24).

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 Michel Preud'homme. 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 Michel Preud'homme.

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