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Belgium ranks 2,475th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Jackson, Tennessee, La Guaira, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Memorable people born in Belgium include Georges Leekens, Gaston Roelants, and Sylvère Maes. Memorable people who died in Belgium include Robert Campin, Quintus Titurius Sabinus, and Guido Gezelle. Belgium has been the birth place of many soccer players and coaches 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 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 1909 and 1961, Belgium was the birth place of 5 globally memorable people, including Georges Leekens, Gaston Roelants, and Sylvère Maes. Additionaly, 10 globally memorable people have passed away in Belgium including Robert Campin, Quintus Titurius Sabinus, and Guido Gezelle. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Belgium than were born there.

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Most individuals born in present day Belgium were soccer players (2), coaches (1), athletes (1), and cyclists (1),  while most who died were soccer players (5), writers (2), painters (1), military personnels (1), and boxers (1).

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Belgium since 1700.