Baron Lemonnier
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House of the Blind - Relief
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Hendrik Conscience
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Duff Cooper

Duff Cooper

Born 22/2/1890, 128 years ago

Born Alfred. Duff was his mother's maiden name.

Person, Literature, Poetry & Song, Politics & Administration

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Odilon-Jean Périer

Odilon-Jean Périer

Died 22/2/1928, 90 years ago

Born Brussels, into a wealthy family, (grandson of General Thys) he lived most of his short life at number 50 rue Defacqz, in a mansion built by the Art Nouveau architect, Paul Hankar. On his marr...

Person, Poetry & Song

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Adolphe Quetelet

Adolphe Quetelet

Born 22/2/1796, 222 years ago

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...

Person, Science

2 memorials

Antoine-Joseph Wiertz

Antoine-Joseph Wiertz

Born 22/2/1806, 212 years ago

Born Dinant. Whether true or not, Wiertz appears to have been convinced of his own genius and good at convincing others. He won the Prix de Rome (1832). The Wiertz Museum (rue Vautier, 62, Ixel...

Person, Art

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