Person, Science, France
Botanist. Actual, Flemish name: Rembert Dodoens. Author of the "Cruydeboek" (Herbs-book).
Born Luxembourg. Botanist, orchid specialist, explored central and south America. He was the first director of the Zoological Gardens.
Person, Science, Luxembourg
Geographer. Born Flanders, son of a poor cobbler. "Mercator" is the Latin translation of his name, Gerard Kremer. He invented a means of projecting the spherical world onto a flat sheet of pape...
Person, Science, Seriously Famous
Born Ghent. Scientist (mathematics, astronomy, meteorology, anthropology, sociology) and humorist. (Strange, we know, but that is what the "New Dictionary of Belgians" lists). First Secretary of...
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Died: 28/4/1908, 109 years ago
Person, Benefactor, Philately, Politics & Administration
Mad, bad and dangerous to know.
You have nothing to lose but your chains!
Nurse who helped soldiers escape from occupied Belgium during WW1.
Fell in love in Brussels.