Herman Van Rompuy

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Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Achille, Count Van Rompuy (Dutch: Herman Achille, Graaf Van Rompuy, pronounced [ˈɦɛrmɑn vɑn ˈrɔmpœy] (listen); born 31 October 1947) is a Belgian politician, who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2008 to 2009 and then as the first permanent President of the European Council from 2009 to 2014. A politician from Belgium's Christian Democratic and Flemish party, Van Rompuy served as the 49th prime minister of Belgium from 30 December 2008 until Yves Leterme (who was also his predecessor) succeeded him on 25 November 2009. On 19 November 2009 Van Rompuy was selected by the members of the European Council, which is the institution of the European Union (EU) comprising the heads of state or government of the EU member states, as the first full-time President of that Council under the Treaty of Lisbon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herman Van Rompuy has received more than 473,120 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,561st most popular politician.

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  • 3.62

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Among politicians, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 1,552 out of 14,801Before him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jehu, Alexander Lukashenko, Genrikh Yagoda, Leo II, and Jehoash of Judah. After him are Ricimer, Mentuhotep II, Gyges of Lydia, Imad ad-Din Zengi, Shapur II, and Louis, Dauphin of France.

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Among people born in 1947, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 25Before him are Tom Clancy, Robert Kiyosaki, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Porter, Glenn Close, and Paco de Lucía. After him are Mario Draghi, Takeshi Kitano, France Gall, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Salman Rushdie, and Gigliola Cinquetti.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 63 out of 658Before him are Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Jacob Jordaens (1593), François Englert (1932), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Carlota of Mexico (1840), and Father Damien (1840). After him are Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Henri La Fontaine (1854), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), and Quentin Matsys (1466).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 21Before him are William III of the Netherlands (1817), Eleanor of Austria (1498), Margaret of Parma (1522), Léon Degrelle (1906), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), and Paul-Henri Spaak (1899). After him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Samo (600), Ambiorix (-100), Anne of France (1461), and Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522).

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