Herman Van Rompuy

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Herman Achille, Count Van Rompuy (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɛrmɑɱ vɑn ˈrɔmpœy]; 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 574,567 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Herman Van Rompuy is the 1,763rd most popular politician (down from 1,551st in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 63rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Belgian Politician.

Herman Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician who served as the first President of the European Council.

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Among politicians, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 1,763 out of 15,710Before him are Oruç Reis, Pyotr Stolypin, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ma Chao, Joannes, and Marozia. After him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Cemal Gürsel, Dangun, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Pupienus, and Faisal II of Iraq.

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Among people born in 1947, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 29Before him are Takeshi Kitano, Farrah Fawcett, Paco de Lucía, Salman Rushdie, Glenn Close, and Gigliola Cinquetti. After him are France Gall, Sam Neill, Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Rob Rensenbrink, and Gloria Gaynor.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 71 out of 899Before him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Quentin Matsys (1466), Father Damien (1840), and Adolphe Quetelet (1796). After him are François Englert (1932), Maxime Weygand (1867), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Paul Delvaux (1897), Ernest Solvay (1838), and Ambiorix (-100).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 23Before him are Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), Léon Degrelle (1906), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), and Paul-Henri Spaak (1899). After him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Ambiorix (-100), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), Auguste Beernaert (1829), and Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673).

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