New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Herman Van Rompuy

1947 - Today

Photo of Herman Van Rompuy

Icon of person Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Achille, Count Van Rompuy (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɛrmɑɱ vɑn ˈrɔmpœy]; born 31 October 1947) is a Belgian politician, who served as the 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 674,478 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Herman Van Rompuy is the 1,835th most popular politician (down from 1,759th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 71st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Belgian Politician.

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

Memorability Metrics

  • 670k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Herman Van Rompuys by language


Among politicians, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 1,835 out of 15,577Before him are Boris Johnson, Kenan Evren, Andrey Vyshinsky, Edward, King of Portugal, Nikolai Podgorny, and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. After him are Naram-Sin of Akkad, King Wen of Zhou, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Jean Jaurès, and Tony Blair.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1947, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 35Before him are Sam Neill, Dick Advocaat, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ali Abdullah Saleh, France Gall, and Farrah Fawcett. After him are Meat Loaf, Gloria Gaynor, Gigliola Cinquetti, Michio Kaku, Ronnie Wood, and Richard Griffiths.

Others Born in 1947

Go to all Rankings

In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 72 out of 1,019Before him are Father Damien (1840), Petrus Christus (1410), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Maxime Weygand (1867), Dominique Pire (1910), and Quentin Matsys (1466). After him are François Englert (1932), Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Ambiorix (-100), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Jacky Ickx (1945), and Ernest Solvay (1838).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy ranks 22Before him are Eleanor of Austria (1498), Pepin of Herstal (635), Margaret of Parma (1522), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Samo (600), and Léon Degrelle (1906). After him are Ambiorix (-100), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Marie José of Belgium (1906), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), and Anne of France (1461).

Twitter Activity