100 Notable alumni of
Catholic University of Leuven

The Catholic University of Leuven is 441st in the world, 152nd in Europe, and 3rd in Belgium by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Catholic University of Leuven sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Otto von Habsburg

    Otto von Habsburg
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1912-2011 (aged 99)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    1929-1935 studied political science and social science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Otto von Habsburg, was the last crown prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in November 1918. In 1922, he became the pretender to the former thrones, head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, and sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece upon the death of his father. He resigned as Sovereign of the Golden Fleece in 2000 and as head of the Imperial House in 2007.

  2. Simon Mignolet

    Simon Mignolet
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Belgian First Division A club Club Brugge and the Belgium national team.

  3. Selah Sue

    Selah Sue
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    singerrecording artistsinger-songwritermusician
    Biography

    Selah Sue is a Belgian musician and songwriter. Her debut album, Selah Sue (2011) was a major success, selling over 720,000 copies in Europe, 320,000 in France alone. In 2011, she has had chart success with the hit singles "Raggamuffin", "Crazy Vibes" and "This World". In 2011, Selah Sue won a European Border Breakers Award (EBBA). In January 2012 during the EBBA award ceremony she was presented with the EBBA Public Choice Award.

  4. Herman Van Rompuy

    Herman Van Rompuy
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    1968-1971 graduated with licentiate in economics
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Herman Achille, Count Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician, who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2008 to 2009 and then as the first permanent President of the European Council from 2009 to 2014.

  5. Gloria Álvarez

    Gloria Álvarez
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    announcerpolitical scientisttelevision presenterwriter
    Biography

    Gloria Álvarez Cross is a Guatemalan radio and television presenter, author, and libertarian political commentator. She is the host of the Viernes de Gloria radio program in Guatemala. Álvarez is also the program director of the National Civic Movement of Guatemala, an organization that advocates for political participation in the national politics of Guatemala. She has also published books on political topics for a popular audience.

  6. Bart De Wever

    Bart De Wever
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    columnisthistorianpolitician
    Biography

    Bart Albert Liliane De Wever is a Belgian politician. Since 2004 De Wever has been the leader of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), a political party advocating for the independence of Flanders. He is also a member of the Chamber of Representatives. De Wever played a prominent role in the 2007 Belgian government formation and presided over his party's victory in the 2010 federal elections when N-VA became the largest party in both Flanders and in Belgium as a whole.

  7. Mathias Cormann

    Mathias Cormann
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mathias Hubert Paul Cormann is a Belgian-born Australian politician and diplomat who currently serves as the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He assumed the office on 1 June 2021, upon the retirement of his predecessor José Ángel Gurría. Previously, he served as the Australian Minister for Finance from 2013 to 2020 and Western Australian senator for the Liberal Party from 2007 to 2020. His seven year, 42 day tenure as Minister for Finance was the longest in Australian history, spanning the Abbott, Turnbull, and Morrison governments. He additionally served as Minister for the Public Service from 2018 to 2019.

  8. Theo Francken

    Theo Francken
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Theo Francken is a Belgian politician who has been a member of the Chamber of Representatives since 2010. He is a member of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), a conservative Flemish nationalist party.

  9. Frank Vandenbroucke

    Frank Vandenbroucke
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Frank Ignace Georgette Vandenbroucke is a Belgian-Flemish academic and politician of Vooruit who has been serving as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Social Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo since 2020.

  10. Paul Bulcke

    Paul Bulcke
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Paul Bulcke is a Belgian businessman who is the chairman and former CEO of Nestlé.

  11. Yves Leterme

    Yves Leterme
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Yves Camille Désiré Leterme is a Belgian politician, a leader of the Christian Democratic and Flemish party (CD&V). He was the Prime Minister of Belgium, from November 2009 to December 2011.

  12. Roland Duchâtelet

    Roland Duchâtelet
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurengineerpolitician
    Biography

    Roland Duchâtelet is a Belgian businessman and politician. He is the owner of football clubs Carl Zeiss Jena and Újpest. He is the founder of the social-liberal political party Vivant in Belgium.

  13. Godfried Danneels

    Godfried Danneels
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1933-2019 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    Catholic priesttheologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Godfried Maria Jules Danneels was a Belgian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and the chairman of the episcopal conference of his native country from 1979 to 2010. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1983. His resignation that he had submitted in 2008 at the age of 75 was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI on 18 January 2010.

  14. Jean-Luc Dehaene

    Jean-Luc Dehaene
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1940-2014 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jean Luc Joseph Marie "Jean-Luc" Dehaene was a Belgian politician who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 1992 until 1999. During his political career, he was nicknamed "The Plumber" and "The Minesweeper" for his ability to negotiate political deadlocks. A member of the Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (CD&V) party and its antecedents, Dehaene gained his first ministerial appointment in 1981. Dehaene's first government (1992–1995) included both Christian and Social Democrats and presided over the creation of a new constitution, effectively transforming Belgium into a federal state. His second government (1995–1999) coincided with a number of crises in Belgium including the Dutroux scandal. The Dioxin Affair, occurring shortly before the 1999 election, led to a swing against the major parties and Dehaene's government fell. Following his final term as Prime Minister he was active in both Belgian and European politics. He was also on UEFA's financial fair play regulatory body and managed Dexia Bank during the financial crisis. He was the last prime minister of King Baudouin's reign.

  15. Jan Peumans

    Jan Peumans
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jan Peter Peumans is a Belgian politician from the Flemish province of Limburg. Being part of the Flemish Movement, he was at a young age already member of the Volksunie. He seated for that party in the Limburgish provincial council and is since 2004 a Flemish Parliament member for the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA). From 2007 until 2009 he was N-VA fraction leader in the Flemish Parliament. After the elections of 7 June 2009 (which was successful for his party; and with more than 27.000 Limburgish preference votes for him), he became President of the Flemish Parliament, succeeding Marleen Vanderpoorten.

  16. David Van Reybrouck

    David Van Reybrouck
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    prehistorianart historiananthropologistwritercolumnist
    Biography

    David Grégoire Van Reybrouck is a Belgian cultural historian, archaeologist and author. He writes historical fiction, literary non-fiction, novels, poetry, plays and academic texts. He has received several Dutch literary prizes, including AKO Literature Prize (2010) and Libris History Prize.

  17. Helga Stevens

    Helga Stevens
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    Studied law
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Helga Stevens is a Belgian politician of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) and member of the European Parliament since 2014. She is well known for her work fighting for the rights of people with disabilities.

  18. Koenraad Elst

    Koenraad Elst
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    anthropologistjournalistwriterphilosophercolumnist
    Biography

    Koenraad Elst is a Flemish author and right wing Hindutva proponent, known primarily for his support of the Out of India theory. He has also engaged himself with the Flemish movement for direct democracy and Flemish secession.

  19. Koen Lenaerts

    Koen Lenaerts
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    pedagoguejuristjudgelawyeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Koen Lenaerts, Baron Lenaerts is a Belgian jurist and the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union. He is also a Professor of European Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and was a member of the Coudenberg group, a Belgian federalist think tank.

  20. Koen Geens

    Koen Geens
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    university teacherlawyerjuristpolitician
    Biography

    Koen Geens is a Belgian Flemish legal scholar and politician of the Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) who served as the Minister of Justice and as Deputy Prime Minister in the governments of Prime Ministers Charles Michel and Sophie Wilmès.

  21. Bart Swings

    Bart Swings
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    inline speed skaterspeed skater
    Biography

    Bart Swings is a Belgian long track speed skater and inline speed skater. He is the 2022 Olympic champion on the speed skating mass start. Swings won Belgium's first gold medal in 74 years and is the first Belgium athlete ever to have won two medals in the Winter Olympics.

  22. Wallace D. Loh

    Wallace D. Loh
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    Studied in 1968-1968
    Occupations
    university teacheracademic administratoreducatorauthor
    Biography

    Wallace Dzu Loh was the president of the University of Maryland, College Park, a position assumed November 1, 2010. He retired from the presidency on June 30th, 2020 and was succeeded by Darryll J. Pines.

  23. Kim Gevaert

    Kim Gevaert
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    sprinterathletics competitor
    Biography

    Kim Gevaert is a former sprint athlete and Olympic champion from Belgium.

  24. Gwendolyn Rutten

    Gwendolyn Rutten
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gwendolyn Angeline Albert Maria Rutten is a Belgian politician. She was the chairwoman of the Flemish liberal party until March 22, 2020. On 11 January 2017 she resigned from the Flemish Parliament in order to prepare her party for the local election of 2018.

  25. Augusta Chiwy

    Augusta Chiwy
    Born in
    Burundi Flag Burundi
    Years
    1921-2015 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    nurse
    Biography

    Augusta Marie Chiwy was a Belgian nurse who served as a volunteer during the Siege of Bastogne in 1944. She worked with U.S. Army physician John Prior and with fellow Belgian nurse Renée Lemaire, treating injured soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.

  26. Rik Torfs

    Rik Torfs
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    columnistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Henri Maria Dymphna André Laurent "Rik" Torfs is a Belgian canon law scholar and media personality. He is a former Senator for the Christian Democratic and Flemish party in the Belgian Federal Parliament and a former Rector of the Catholic University of Leuven.

  27. Bart Somers

    Bart Somers
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bartolomeus Jozef Lodewijk Rosalia "Bart" Somers is a Belgian, Flemish politician. He is currently the mayor of Mechelen and President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Committee of the Regions. In 2017 Bart Somers was awarded 2016 World Mayor Prize as recognition for his outstanding achievements in welcoming refugees during recent years and for the long-term integration of immigrants from different cultures, religions and social backgrounds. He obtained a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

  28. Francesca Vanthielen

    Francesca Vanthielen
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    economistactor
    Biography

    Francesca Vanthielen is a Belgian television actress and host, radio presenter, and economist. She is probably best known internationally for playing the lead role in the Svalbard-set adventure film When the Light Comes (1998) and for hosting Sterren op de dansvloer (Dancing with the Stars) between 2005 and 2008. She has worked as a host on Radio TAM TAM (BRT), Q-music and Studio Brussel.

  29. Marianne Thyssen

    Marianne Thyssen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    Studied legal science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marianne Leonie Petrus Thyssen is a Belgian politician of the Christian Democratic and Flemish Party (CD&V) who served as European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility between 2014 and 2019.

  30. Vincent Rijmen

    Vincent Rijmen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    university teachercryptographercomputer scientistmathematician
    Biography

    Vincent Rijmen is a Belgian cryptographer and one of the two designers of the Rijndael, the Advanced Encryption Standard. Rijmen is also the co-designer of the WHIRLPOOL cryptographic hash function, and the block ciphers Anubis, KHAZAD, Square, NOEKEON and SHARK.

  31. Vincent Van Quickenborne

    Vincent Van Quickenborne
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Vincent Paul Marie Van Quickenborne is a Belgian politician of the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats who has been serving as Minister of Justice in the government of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo since 2020.

  32. Liesbeth Homans

    Liesbeth Homans
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Liesbeth Homans is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA, New Flemish Alliance). She was elected as a member of the Flemish Parliament in 2009 and as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2010.

  33. Pieter De Crem

    Pieter De Crem
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pieter Frans Norbert Jozef Raymond De Crem is a Belgian politician and member of Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V). He has been a Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives since 1995. He headed the CD&V fraction in the Chamber of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. Since 1995, he has been the mayor of Aalter in East Flanders.

  34. Wouter Beke

    Wouter Beke
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    political scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Wouter Beke is a Belgian politician and a member of the CD&V. He was reelected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2007. In 2014 he became a member of the Belgian Federal House of Representatives and was reelected in 2019. In July 2019 he succeeded Kris Peeters as Federal Minister for Work, Economy and Consumer affairs. He left the Belgian Federal Government in October 2019 to become Minister for Welfare, Public health, Family and Poverty reduction in the Flemish Regional Jambon Government.

  35. Édouard Ngirente

    Édouard Ngirente
    Born in
    Rwanda Flag Rwanda
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Édouard Ngirente is a Rwandan economist and politician. He serves as the Prime Minister of Rwanda, since 30 August 2017, having been appointed by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame.

  36. Bertus Aafjes

    Bertus Aafjes
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1914-1993 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    journalistpoetwriter
    Biography

    Lambertus Jacobus Johannes "Bertus" Aafjes was a Dutch poet noteworthy for his poems about resistance to German occupation during World War II.

  37. Joachim Coens

    Joachim Coens
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joachim Coens is a Belgian politician and businessman who has served as the leader of Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams, a Christian democratic political party since December 2019. Before politics, he had been managing director of the holding company for the Port de Bruges-Zeebruges.

  38. Annemie Turtelboom

    Annemie Turtelboom
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Annemie Turtelboom is a former Belgian minister, who is currently serving as the Belgian Member of The European Court of Auditors since 2018.

  39. Paul De Grauwe

    Paul De Grauwe
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    columnistuniversity teachereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Paul De Grauwe is a Belgian economist and John Paulson Professor in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science as head of the European Institute. He is also professor emeritus in international economics at KU Leuven and former member of the Belgian Federal Parliament.

  40. Abdollah Ramezanzadeh

    Abdollah Ramezanzadeh
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abdollah Ramezanzadeh is an Iranian academic, writer and politician.

  41. Sven Gatz

    Sven Gatz
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sven Gatz is a Flemish Open Vld politician and the current Brussels Minister of Finance, Budget, Civil Service and Multilingualism in the government of the Brussels-Capital Region.

  42. Stefaan De Clerck

    Stefaan De Clerck
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    lawyerbasketball playerpolitician
    Biography

    Stefaan Maria Joris Yolanda De Clerck is a Belgian politician and former Minister of Justice of Belgium. He was Minister of Justice from 1995 until 1998 as well, when he resigned following the escape from prison of Marc Dutroux. He has served as chairman of Christian Democratic and Flemish party and held a seat in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. De Clerck was mayor of Kortrijk.

  43. Aster Berkhof

    Aster Berkhof
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1920-2020 (aged 100)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    1938-1942 studied Germanic philology
    In 1946 graduated with doctorate in philosophy
    Occupations
    university teacherjournalistchildren's writerwriter
    Biography

    Lodewijk Paulina Van Den Bergh, known as Lode Van Den Bergh, also using the pseudonyms Aster Berkhof and Piet Visser, was a Belgian writer.

  44. Dan Zahavi

    Dan Zahavi
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Dan Zahavi is a Danish philosopher. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen.

  45. Saskia De Coster

    Saskia De Coster
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writercolumnistauthor
    Biography

    Saskia De Coster is a Belgian writer. Her work has been published in literary magazines and she also writes screenplays and novels. De Coster has also been cited as an up-and-coming author. Saskia de Coster has published sixteen books as of 29 Jan 2022.

  46. Christian Van Thillo

    Christian Van Thillo
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Christian Van Thillo is a Belgian businessman.

  47. Thomas Leysen

    Thomas Leysen
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinesspersondirector
    Biography

    Thomas Leysen is a Belgian entrepreneur who graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with a degree in law.

  48. Pieter Abbeel

    Pieter Abbeel
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Pieter Abbeel is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Director of the Berkeley Robot Learning Lab, and co-director of the Berkeley AI Research Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the co-founder of covariant.ai, a venture-funded start-up that aims to teach robots new, complex skills, and co-founder of Gradescope, an online grading system that has been implemented in over 500 universities nationwide. He is best known for his cutting-edge research in robotics and machine learning, particularly in deep reinforcement learning.

  49. Paelabang Danapan

    Paelabang Danapan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paelabang Danapan, also known as Sun Ta-chuan (Chinese: 孫大川; pinyin: Sūn Dàchuān), is an aboriginal Taiwanese educator and politician. He had served as Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples from 2009 to 2013 and Vice President of the Control Yuan from 2014 to 2020. Sun is a member of the Puyuma tribe in Taiwan.

  50. Kathleen Van Brempt

    Kathleen Van Brempt
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kathleen Van Brempt, is a Belgian social-democratic politician and member of Vooruit. She currently serves as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) as part of the Party of European Socialists and is leader of the local branch of her party in Antwerp.

  51. Steven Vanackere

    Steven Vanackere
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Steven Vanackere, is a Belgian politician from Flanders and member of the Christian Democratic and Flemish party (CD&V). He held the portfolios of Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Institutional Reform in the Leterme II government. He is the son of Leo Vanackere, who, following a political career as a Member of the Chamber of Representatives and the Senate of Belgium, became the Provincial Governor of West Flanders in 1979. His grandfather, Remi Wallays, had also been a senator and had been a former Mayor of Wevelgem.

  52. Gent Cakaj

    Gent Cakaj
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Gent Cakaj is a Kosovo-born Albanian politician, who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania from 2019–2020.

  53. Tomás Moulian

    Tomás Moulian
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    1963-1965 studied social science
    Occupations
    university teachersociologistwriterpolitical scientistrector
    Biography

    Tomás Moulian Emparanza is a Chilean political scientist and sociologist. A Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the National Prize for Humanities and Social Sciences, he is known for being a critic of the socio-economic structure of his country after the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

  54. Jo Vandeurzen

    Jo Vandeurzen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Johan Maria Gerardus Vandeurzen is a Belgian politician, member of Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (CD&V), a centrist Flemish Christian Democratic party.

  55. Caroline Gennez

    Caroline Gennez
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    political scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Caroline Gennez is a Belgian socialist politician and a former chairwoman of the Socialist Party – Different (SP.A) in Flanders.

  56. Geert van Istendael

    Geert van Istendael
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writertranslatorauthorpoetjournalist
    Biography

    Geert van Istendael is the pseudonym of Geert Maria Mauritius Julianus Vanistendael, a Belgian writer, poet and essayist. He studied sociology and philosophy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. From 1987 until 1993, he worked as a journalist for the Belgian National Television and since 1993 he became a full-time writer. He is a brother of Frans Vanistendael. He is a supporter of Orangism and a Pan-Netherlands.

  57. Luc Van den Brande

    Luc Van den Brande
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    lawyeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Luc Van den Brande is a Flemish politician, member of the CD&V and was Minister-president of Flanders from 21 January 1992 until 13 July 1999. He took the initiative to create the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB). On 6 February 2008 he became President of the European Union's Committee of the Regions for a period of two years.

  58. Hans Kluge

    Hans Kluge
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    Studied medicine
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Hans Henri Marcel Paul Kluge (born 29 November 1968, (Roeselare) is a Belgian medical doctor and public health expert with more than 25 years of experience spanning three continents. As of 1 February 2020, he served as the World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe after being nominated in September 2019 by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe. In 2019, Belgium proposed Dr Kluge as a candidate for the position of WHO Regional Director for Europe.

  59. Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga

    Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1941-2020 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Anicetus Bongsu Antonius Sinaga, was the Indonesian Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Sibolga and then Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Medan from 2009 to 2018.

  60. Anne Provoost

    Anne Provoost
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    writeressayistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Anne Provoost is a Flemish author who now lives in Antwerp with her husband and three children.

  61. Patricia De Martelaere

    Patricia De Martelaere
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1957-2009 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    authortranslatorphilosopherwriteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Patricia De Martelaere was a Flemish philosopher, professor, author and essayist. Born in Zottegem, Belgium, her full name was Patricia Marie Madeleine Godelieve. She graduated in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven and then taught and lectured there and at the Catholic University of Brussels.

  62. Marnix Gijsen

    Marnix Gijsen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1899-1984 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    actorperforming artistwriterdancerpoet
    Biography

    Marnix Gijsen was a Belgian writer. His real name was Joannes Alphonsius Albertus Goris; his pseudonym relates to Marnix van Sint Aldegonde and the surname of his mother (Gijsen).

  63. Renaat Landuyt

    Renaat Landuyt
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Renaat Julien Landuyt is a Belgian socialist politician. He is a member of the SP.A.

  64. Johan Sauwens

    Johan Sauwens
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Johan Sauwens is a Belgian politician from the province of Limburg.

  65. Matthias Diependaele

    Matthias Diependaele
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Matthias Diependaele is a Belgian politician affiliated to the N-VA who is the current Minister for Finance, Budget, Housing and Immovable Heritage in the Flemish Government. He previously served as a member of the Flemish Parliament between 2009 and 2019.

  66. Wouter Van Besien

    Wouter Van Besien
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Wouter Van Besien is a Belgian politician. From 25 October 2009 until 15 November 2014, he was the chairman of the ecologist party Groen.

  67. Jean Duvieusart

    Jean Duvieusart
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1900-1977 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jean Pierre Duvieusart was a Belgian Catholic politician of the PSC-CVP who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from June to August in 1950.

  68. H. Narayan Murthy

    H. Narayan Murthy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1924-2011 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    Hosur Narayan Murthy was an Indian clinical psychologist, writer, philosopher, Sanskrit scholar and teacher who headed the department of clinical psychology at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) at Bangalore. He was born in the city of Bangalore in 1924 to Brahmin parents Hosur Ramaswamaiah Subba Rao and smt Rajamma. Murthy's father was an official at "Iron and Steel Plant" at Bhadravathi town in Karnataka.

  69. Rudi Pauwels

    Rudi Pauwels
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    pharmacologist
    Biography

    Rudi Pauwels is a Belgian pharmacologist and biotech entrepreneur.

  70. Rudy Aernoudt

    Rudy Aernoudt
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Rudy Aernoudt is a Belgian professor, writer, politician, economist and philosopher, born in Torhout. He was many times Chief of staff of the Ministers of economy and innovation both in Flanders and in Wallonia, of the Belgian Minister of economics and scientific policy and of the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Henri Malosse. He is the only person to serve as Head of Cabinet at the European, Belgian, Walloon and Flemish levels. He is professor of corporate finance at the Universities of Ghent and Nancy.

  71. Bashar Warda

    Bashar Warda
    Born in
    Iraq Flag Iraq
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    university teacherCatholic priest
    Biography

    Bashar Matti Warda is a Chaldean Catholic cleric and the current Archbishop of Erbil (in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq).

  72. Louis-Philippe Loncke

    Louis-Philippe Loncke
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    engineerlecturerexplorer
    Biography

    Louis-Philippe Loncke, is a Belgian explorer, adventurer and motivational speaker. In 2008, he achieved the world first crossing on foot of the length of the Simpson desert, which was a North to South traverse passing through its geographical center. In 2018, he traversed Tasmania during the austral winter without resupplies and was nicknamed the Mad Belgian by some Australians.

  73. Eva Brems

    Eva Brems
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Leuven
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    full professormember of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgiumhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Eva Brems is a Belgian university professor, human rights defender and politician. She is a senior lecturer in human rights and non-Western law at Ghent University. Besides her academic engagements, Brems has also been politically active. From 2006 until 2010, she was the president of the Flemish division of Amnesty International. In the spring of 2010 she announced her candidacy in the 2010 Belgian general election for the Chamber of Representatives. She now represents the constituency of Leuven for the environmentalist party Groen.

  74. Lodewijk Aerts

    Lodewijk Aerts
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Lode Aerts, identified also as Lodewijk Aerts, is a Belgian prelate of the Catholic Church who has been Bishop of Bruges since December 2016.

  75. Francis Campbell

    Francis Campbell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Francis Martin-Xavier Campbell is a British diplomat and academic. Since January 2020, he has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame Australia. From 2014 to 2020, he was the Vice-Chancellor of St Mary's University, Twickenham. From 2005 to 2011, he was the British Ambassador to the Holy See. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge.

  76. Edward Braxton

    Edward Braxton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Edward Kenneth Braxton is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as bishop of the Diocese of Belleville in Illinois, from 2005 to 2020.

  77. Jan Verroken

    Jan Verroken
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1917-2020 (aged 103)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jan Verroken was a Belgian politician.

  78. Eric Defoort

    Eric Defoort
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1943-2016 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politicianhistorianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Eric Defoort. was a Flemish Belgian politician and president of the European Free Alliance.

  79. Thomas Blondeau

    Thomas Blondeau
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1978-2013 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    writerpoetjournalist
    Biography

    Thomas Blondeau was a Flemish writer, poet and journalist. He studied literature at the University of Leuven and the University of Leiden. He wrote for newspapers including Mare, Deng, De Revisor, De Standaard and Dif.

  80. Jaak Gabriëls

    Jaak Gabriëls
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Petrus Josephus Jacobus "Jaak" Gabriëls is a Belgian politician and member of the Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) (Dutch: Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten or VLD). He graduated in 1965 at the Catholic University of Leuven as Master of Philosophy and Arts. He started his political career as a Provincial Councillor for Limburg from 1974 to 1977. From 1977 till the last day of December 2012 he was the Mayor of Bree, and from 1977 he was Member of the Chamber of Representatives. From 1995 to 1999 he was a Member of the Flemish Parliament.

  81. René Stockman

    René Stockman
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    philosophernursephysician
    Biography

    Brother Dr. René P. E. Stockman, F.C. is the Superior General of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity since 2000. He is a Belgian specialist in psychiatric caregiving.

  82. Lodewijk De Witte

    Lodewijk De Witte
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lodewijk "Lode" De Witte is the former governor of the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.

  83. Patricia Ceysens

    Patricia Ceysens
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Patricia Ceysens is a Belgian politician from Flanders and member of the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open VLD) party, being the vice-chairman of the party. She served in the Flemish Government of 2004-2009 as Minister of Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade. She is currently a representative in the Flemish Parliament.

  84. Dirk Van Mechelen

    Dirk Van Mechelen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dirk Louis Maria Van Mechelen was the Flemish minister of Finance and Budget and Town and Country Planning. He is a member of the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats.

  85. Ingrid Robeyns

    Ingrid Robeyns
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    philosopherfeministuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ingrid A.M. Robeyns holds the Chair Ethics of Institutions at Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities and the associated Ethics Institute.

  86. Barbara Baert

    Barbara Baert
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    art historianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Barbara Baert is a Belgian art historian, and professor of art history at KU Leuven.

  87. David Ricken

    David Ricken
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    David Laurin Ricken is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, serving as the bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay in Wisconsin since 2008. Ricken previously served as bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne in Wyoming from 1999 to 2008.

  88. Jef Valkeniers

    Jef Valkeniers
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Jozef Maria Zacharias Valkeniers (Schepdaal, Belgium - 29 December 1932) is a physician-neuropsychiatrist and a Flemish politician.

  89. Paul Claes

    Paul Claes
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    university teacherpoettranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Paul Claes is a Flemish scholar, writer, poet and translator.

  90. Guðmundur Steingrímsson

    Guðmundur Steingrímsson
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    musicianpoliticianjournalist
    Biography

    Guðmundur Steingrímsson is an Icelandic politician. He is the son and grandson of former Icelandic Prime Ministers Steingrímur Hermannsson and Hermann Jónasson.

  91. Hans Bruyninckx

    Hans Bruyninckx
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    political scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hans Emiel Aloysius Bruyninckx is a Belgian political scientist and international relations scholar specialized in international environmental governance and European environmental politics. He has headed the European Environment Agency since 2013. While in this position, he is on leave from his posts as Professor of International Relations and Global Environmental Governance, Institute for International and European Policy; and Director, Research Institute for Work and Society, both at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven).

  92. Bart De Strooper

    Bart De Strooper
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    university teachermolecular biologistneuroscientistphysician
    Biography

    Bart De Strooper is a Belgian molecular biologist and professor at Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie and KU Leuven and the UK Dementia Research Institute and University College London, UK. His research interests are in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

  93. Peter Van Rompuy

    Peter Van Rompuy
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Peter Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician. He is the leader of the CD&V in the Flemish Parliament.

  94. Marc Vervenne

    Marc Vervenne
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Marc Vervenne is a Belgian theologian.

  95. Désiré Collen

    Désiré Collen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacherphysician
    Biography

    Désiré, Baron Collen is a Belgian physician, chemist, biotechnology entrepreneur and life science investor. He made several discoveries in thrombosis, haemostasis and vascular biology in many of which serendipity played a significant role. His main achievement has been his role in the development of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) from a laboratory concept to a life-saving drug for dissolving blood clots causing acute myocardial infarction or acute ischemic stroke. Recombinant t-PA was produced and marketed by Genentech Inc as Activase and by Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH as Actilyse, and is considered biotechnology's first life saving drug.

  96. Saïd El Khadraoui

    Saïd El Khadraoui
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Saïd El Khadraoui is a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament for Belgium with the Socialist Party – Different, part of the Socialist Group and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.

  97. Mark Coeckelbergh

    Mark Coeckelbergh
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Mark Coeckelbergh is a Belgian philosopher of technology. He is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna and former President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. He was previously Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, Managing Director of the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, and a member of the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente. Before moving to Austria, he has lived and worked in Belgium, the UK, and the Netherlands. He is the author of several books, including Growing Moral Relations (2012), Human Being @ Risk (2013), Environmental Skill (2015), Money Machines (2015), New Romantic Cyborgs (2017), Moved by Machines (2019), the textbook Introduction to Philosophy of Technology (2019), and AI Ethics (2020). He has written many articles and is an expert in ethics of artificial intelligence. He is best known for his work in philosophy of technology and ethics of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), he has also published in the areas of moral philosophy and environmental philosophy.

  98. Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl

    Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl is a German politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1989 until 2019. She is a member of the Christian Democratic Union in Lower Saxony, which is a part of the European People's Party. She most recently served as the European People's Party's coordinator of the International Trade Committee, chairwoman of the UK Monitoring Group of INTA, vice-coordinator of the Committee on Human Rights (DROI) and vice-chairwoman of the Delegation for relations with Canada.

  99. Jacobus Latomus

    Jacobus Latomus
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1475-1544 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jacobus Latomus was a Flemish theologian, a distinguished member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Leuven. Latomus was a theological adviser to the Inquisition, and his exchange with William Tyndale is particularly noted. The general focus of his academic work centered on opposing Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, supporting the papacy and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Etymology: Latinized Latomus = Masson from Greek lā-tómos 'stone-cutter, quarryman', thus 'mason'.

  100. Paulien Couckuyt

    Paulien Couckuyt
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Paulien Couckuyt is a Belgian track and field athlete who specializes in middle-distance running and 400 metres hurdles. She represented Belgium at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, competing in women's 400 metres hurdles and women's 4 × 400 metres relay.