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Brussels ranks 32nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and Glasgow. Memorable people born in Brussels include Audrey Hepburn, Andreas Vesalius, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. Memorable people who died in Brussels include Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Giacomo Puccini, and Jacques-Louis David. Brussels has been the birth place of many Political Leaders and Soccer Players and the death place of many Political Leaders and Painters. Brussels is located in Belgium.

Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. The Brussels-Capital Region is located in the central portion of the country and is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community, but is separate from the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region. Brussels is the most densely populated and the richest region in Belgium in terms of GDP per capita. It covers 161 km2 (62 sq mi), a relatively small area compared to the two other regions, and has a population of 1.2 million. The metropolitan area of Brussels counts over 2.1 million people, which makes it the largest in Belgium. It is also part of a large conurbation extending towards Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Walloon Brabant, home to over 5 million people. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 830 and 2008, Brussels was the birth place of 179 globally memorable people, including Audrey Hepburn, Andreas Vesalius, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. Additionaly, 110 globally memorable people have passed away in Brussels including Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Giacomo Puccini, and Jacques-Louis David.

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Over the past 100 years the top profession of globally memorable people from Brussels has been Soccer Player, including Marouane Fellaini, Vincent Kompany, and Dries Mertens. Whereas throughout history the profession with the most memorable people from Brussels has been Political Leaders, including Albert II of Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy, and Leopold II of Belgium.