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Leuven

Leuven ranks 567th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Nashua, New Hampshire, Mulhouse, and Thessaly. Memorable people born in Leuven include Quentin Matsys, Henry I, Duke of Brabant, and Henry II, Duke of Brabant. Memorable people who died in Leuven include Georges Lemaître, Dieric Bouts, and Justus Lipsius. Leuven has been the birth place of many politicians and mathematicians and the death place of many politicians and physicists. Leuven is located in Belgium.

Leuven or Louvain is the capital and largest city of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres east of Brussels. The municipality itself comprises the historic city and the former neighbouring municipalities of Heverlee, Kessel-Lo, a part of Korbeek-Lo, Wilsele and Wijgmaal. It is the eighth largest city in Belgium and the fourth in Flanders with more than 100,244 inhabitants. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1995, Leuven was the birth place of 13 globally memorable people, including Quentin Matsys, Henry I, Duke of Brabant, and Henry II, Duke of Brabant. Additionaly, 8 globally memorable people have passed away in Leuven including Georges Lemaître, Dieric Bouts, and Justus Lipsius.

People Born in Leuven

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Most individuals born in present day Leuven were politicians (3), mathematicians (2), cyclists (2), painters (1), and noblemen (1),  while most who died were politicians (2), physicists (1), painters (1), philosophers (1), and social activists (1).

Over the past 100 years, cyclists have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Leuven, including Dries Devenyns and Jasper Stuyven. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Leuven, including Henry II, Duke of Brabant, Henry III, Duke of Brabant, and Mark Eyskens.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in Leuven since 1700.