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Belgium ranks 1,045th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Winterthur, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and La Ceiba. Memorable people born in Belgium include Sylvère Maes, Gaston Roelants, and Solange Berry. Memorable people who died in Belgium include Quintus Titurius Sabinus, Guido Gezelle, and Louis Versyp. Belgium has been the birth place of many athletes and cyclists and the death place of many soccer players and writers. Belgium is located in Belgium.

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country 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 0 and 1997, Belgium was the birth place of 12 globally memorable people, including Sylvère Maes, Gaston Roelants, and Solange Berry. Additionaly, 10 globally memorable people have passed away in Belgium including Quintus Titurius Sabinus, Guido Gezelle, and Louis Versyp.

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Most individuals born in present day Belgium were athletes (4), cyclists (3), soccer players (3), singers (1), and politicians (1),  while most who died were soccer players (5), writers (2), military personnels (1), boxers (1), and film directors (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Belgium, including Erwin Vandenbergh, Philippe Vande Walle, and Bryan Heynen. Whereas, throughout history, athletes have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Belgium, including Gaston Roelants, Victor Willems, and Paul Van den Broeck.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 6 globally memorable people born in Belgium since 1700.