Born Luxembourg. Botanist, orchid specialist, explored central and south America. He was the first director of the Zoological Gardens.
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Geologist. He renounced his vows as a Jesuit priest to follow his scientific...
Geographer. Born Flanders, son of a poor cobbler. "Mercator" is the Latin t...
Flemish chemist, physiologist and physician. Amongst his many scientific achi...
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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.