Famous Belgian - Belgian Celebrities - page 2

People who have never been to Belgium will joke that nobody can name even five famous Belgians. Or quip how trite the Belgians are? That besides beer and mussels, there is nothing more to add to Belgium’s portfolio. But the truth is that Belgium, with its remarkable history of art, over 60 UNESCO sites, world-famous carnival celebrations and a wad of peerless men and women, is not half as lackluster and lacking in talent as the world deems. Not the one to blow its own trumpet, Belgium has never ever overplayed its greatness. No wonder most of us did not know that distinguished talents like Hollywood heartthrobs Audrey Hepburn and Jean Claude van Damme, world famous baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, Tin Tin's creator Georges Remi, tennis star Kim Clijsters, bacteriologist Jules Bordet, and noted fashion designer Liz Claiborne are all Belgians. Surprised? Join us as we dig deep into the lives and deeds of many such famous Belgians in the biographies presented below, exploring their timeline, trivia and lesser-known facts on the way.

Find out more about the greatest Belgians, including Jean-Claude Van Damme, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Leopold II of Belgium.

The Most Famous Belgian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Michel QissiSeptember 12, 1962Belgian, MoroccanMichel Qissi is a Moroccan-Belgian actor known for his role in the martial arts flick ‘Kickboxer.’
StromaeMarch 12, 1985BelgianStromae is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer and songwriter
Natacha Van HonackerBelgianNatacha Van Honacker is the wife of Belgian soccer player Eden Hazard
Lara FabianJanuary 9, 1970BelgianLara Fabian is a renowned singer-songwriter from Belgium, known for having recorded the famous self-titled album
Jean-Claude Van DammeOctober 18, 1960BelgianJean-Claude Van Damme is a popular Belgian martial artist, actor and director
Tony ParkerMay 17, 1982Belgian, FrenchTony Parker is a French professional basketball player
HergéMay 22, 1907BelgianGeorges Prosper Remi, better known by his pen name Herge, was a Belgian cartoonist and illustrator, who created the iconic Tintin comic strip
Rene MagritteNovember 21, 1898BelgianRene Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist known for his thought-provoking images that force the observers to think beyond their perceptions of reality
Kevin De BruyneJune 28, 1991BelgianKevin De Bruyne is a Belgian footballer who plays for the English Premier League team ‘Manchester City’ as well as the Belgian national team.
Eden HazardJanuary 7, 1991BelgianEden Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer
Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque painter who was well-known for his works during the 17th century

BelgianMarch 22, 1599113 views

Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx is a former professional bicycle racer from Belgium

BelgianJune 17, 1945218 views

Plastic Bertrand

Plastic Bertrand is a musician, songwriter and a well-known television personality from Belgium

BelgianFebruary 24, 1954197 views

Leo Baekeland

Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist well-known for his discovery of photographic paper Velox and polymeric plastic Bakelite.

BelgianNovember 14, 1863234 views

Adolphe Sax

Adolphe Sax was the inventor of Saxophone

BelgianNovember 6, 1814216 views

Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II was the second King of the Belgians and the founder and sole owner of the Congo Free State

BelgianApril 9, 1835109 views

Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian is a renowned singer-songwriter from Belgium, known for having recorded the famous self-titled album

BelgianJanuary 9, 1970432 views

Belle Perez

Belle Perez is a musician and songwriter from Belgium

BelgianJanuary 29, 1976177 views

Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius was a 16th century Flemish physician, widely referred to as the founding father of the modern human anatomy

BelgianDecember 31, 1514109 views

Adrian Willaert

Adrian Willaert was a renowned Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance era and one of the most influential composers of the period

Belgian1490239 views