100 Notable alumni of
Catholic University of Louvain

The Catholic University of Louvain is 384th in the world, 133rd in Europe, and 1st in Belgium by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Catholic University of Louvain sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 2 individuals affiliated with the Catholic University of Louvain won Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine.

  1. Georges Llhbb

    Georges Llhbb
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1894-1966 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    Studied in 1911-1920
    Occupations
    physicistmathematiciantheologianuniversity teachercosmologist
    Biography

    Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître was a Belgian Catholic priest, theoretical physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain. He was the first to theorize that the recession of nearby galaxies can be explained by an expanding universe, which was observationally confirmed soon afterwards by Edwin Hubble. He first derived "Hubble's law", now called the Hubble–Lemaître law by the IAU, and published the first estimation of the Hubble constant in 1927, two years before Hubble's article. Lemaître also proposed a version of the "Big Bang theory" of the origin of the universe, calling it the "hypothesis of the primeval atom", and later calling it "the beginning of the world".

  2. Rafael Correa Delgado

    Rafael Correa Delgado
    Born in
    Ecuador Flag Ecuador
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    In 1991 graduated with master's degree in economics
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado, known as Rafael Correa, is an Ecuadorian politician and economist who served as President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017. The leader of the PAIS Alliance political movement from its foundation until 2017, Correa is a democratic socialist and his administration focused on the implementation of left-wing policies. Internationally, he served as president pro tempore of the UNASUR.

  3. Gustavo Petro

    Gustavo Petro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    Studied in 1995
    Occupations
    environmentalistwriterpoliticianpartisaneconomist
    Biography

    Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego is a Colombian politician and economist who is serving as senator of the Republic of Colombia. At 17 years of age, he became a member of the guerrilla group 19th of April Movement, which later evolved into the M-19 Democratic Alliance, a political party in which he was elected to be member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia in 1991. Petro served as a senator as a member of the Alternative Democratic Pole party following the 2006 Colombian parliamentary election with the second-largest vote in the country. In 2009, he resigned his position to aspire to the presidency of Colombia in the 2010 Colombian presidential election, finishing fourth in the race.

  4. Queen Mathilde of Belgium

    Queen Mathilde of Belgium
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    In 2002 graduated with master's degree in psychology
    Occupations
    speech and language therapistconsort
    Biography

    Mathilde is Queen of the Belgians as the wife of King Philippe. She is the first native-born Belgian queen. She has founded and assisted charities to decrease poverty in the country.

  5. Abdul Qadeer Khan

    Abdul Qadeer Khan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1936-2021 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    metallurgistacademicengineerphysicisttheoretical physicist
    Biography

    Abdul Qadeer Khan, NI, HI, FPAS, known as A. Q. Khan, was a Pakistani nuclear physicist and metallurgical engineer who is colloquially known as the "father of Pakistan's atomic weapons program".

  6. Gerardus Mercator

    Gerardus Mercator
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1512-1594 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    cosmographertheologianinventormathematiciancartographer
    Biography

    Gerardus Mercator was a 16th-century geographer, cosmographer and cartographer from the County of Flanders. He is most renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing (rhumb lines) as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts.

  7. Sophie Wilmès

    Sophie Wilmès
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Sophie Wilmès is a Belgian politician. She was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2020 to 2022 and Prime Minister of Belgium from 2019 to 2020. A member of the Reformist Movement, she is the first woman to hold either position.

  8. Jan Baptist van Helmont

    Jan Baptist van Helmont
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1577-1644 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    physician writerphysiologistphysicistphilosopherchemist
    Biography

    Jan Baptist van Helmont was a chemist, physiologist, and physician from Brussels. He worked during the years just after Paracelsus and the rise of iatrochemistry, and is sometimes considered to be "the founder of pneumatic chemistry". Van Helmont is remembered today largely for his ideas on spontaneous generation, his 5-year willow tree experiment, and his introduction of the word "gas" (from the Greek word chaos) into the vocabulary of science.

  9. Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

    Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    aristocrat
    Biography

    Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, is the wife of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, heir apparent to the throne of Luxembourg. She became engaged to the Hereditary Grand Duke on 26 April 2012 and married him, in a civil ceremony, on 19 October 2012, followed by a religious service the next day. The couple have a son, Prince Charles.

  10. Jan Ingenhousz

    Jan Ingenhousz
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1730-1799 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    physicistphysiologistbiologistbotanistchemist
    Biography

    Jan Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz FRS (8 December 1730 – 7 September 1799) was a Dutch-born British physiologist, biologist and chemist.

  11. Chantal Mouffe

    Chantal Mouffe
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    women's rights activistuniversity teacherpolitical scientistphilosopher
    Biography

    Chantal Mouffe is a Belgian political theorist, formerly teaching at University of Westminster.

  12. Denise Maerker

    Denise Maerker
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    Graduated with licentiate in social science and economics
    Occupations
    lawyerjournalist
    Biography

    Denise Maerker Salmón is a Mexican journalist who currently anchors the flagship 10 En Punto nightly newscast for Televisa.

  13. Paul Janssen

    Paul Janssen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1926-2003 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Paul Adriaan Jan, Baron Janssen was a Belgian physician. He was the founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica, a pharmaceutical company with over 20,000 employees which is now a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

  14. Princess Marie-Esméralda, Lady Moncada

    Princess Marie-Esméralda, Lady Moncada
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Princess Marie-Esméralda of Belgium, Lady Moncada is a member of the Belgian Royal Family. She is the half-aunt of King Philippe of Belgium and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Princess Marie-Esméralda is a journalist, author and documentary-maker. She is also an environmental activist and a campaigner for women’s rights and indigenous people’s rights.

  15. Christian de Duve

    Christian de Duve
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1917-2013 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    physicianprofessorbiochemistphysiologistacademic
    Biography

    Christian René Marie Joseph, Viscount de Duve was a Nobel Prize-winning Belgian cytologist and biochemist. He made serendipitous discoveries of two cell organelles, peroxisome and lysosome, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and George E. Palade ("for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell"). In addition to peroxisome and lysosome, he invented scientific names such as autophagy, endocytosis, and exocytosis in a single occasion.

  16. Ferran Soriano

    Ferran Soriano
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Ferran Soriano i Compte is a Spanish businessman who is the chief executive officer of the Premier League club Manchester City F.C. He also operates in the same role for Major League Soccer's New York City F.C., and the A-League's Melbourne City FC. Between 2003 and 2008, he was the vice-president and General Manager of FC Barcelona.

  17. Typh Barrow

    Typh Barrow
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Typh Barrow is a Belgian singer, songwriter, jurist, composer and pianist who was born in Brussels, Belgium. Her style is a mixture of pop and soul music with jazz and blues accents.

  18. Justus Lipsius

    Justus Lipsius
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1547-1606 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    grammarianphilosopherhumanistwriterprofessor
    Biography

    Justus Lipsius was a Flemish Catholic philologist, philosopher, and humanist. Lipsius wrote a series of works designed to revive ancient Stoicism in a form that would be compatible with Christianity. The most famous of these is De Constantia (On Constancy). His form of Stoicism influenced a number of contemporary thinkers, creating the intellectual movement of Neostoicism. He taught at the universities in Jena, Leiden, and Leuven.

  19. Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia

    Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1900-1970 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia was a Costa Rican doctor and politician, who served as President from 1940 to 1944.

  20. Mostafa Mohaqeq Damad

    Mostafa Mohaqeq Damad
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    philosopherwriterakhoonduniversity teachertheologian
    Biography

    Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad is an Iranian Shia cleric and scholar.

  21. Anne Malherbe Gosselin

    Anne Malherbe Gosselin
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    physical education teacher
    Biography

    Anne Malherbe Gosselin is the wife of Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador from January 2007 until May 2017. She was born in Namur, Belgium, as the daughter of Paul Malherbe and Chantal Gosselin. She met Correa while both were attending courses in the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), in Belgium. They later married and, during Correa's presidency, set up residency in Ecuador. After the end of Correa's presidency, the couple moved to Belgium.

  22. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    In 1978 graduated with Bachelor in Economics
    Occupations
    entrepreneureconomistbanker
    Biography

    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is an Italian economist who is currently Chairman of Société Générale, a French multinational banking and financial services company.

  23. Georges-Louis Bouchez

    Georges-Louis Bouchez
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    Studied political science and law
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Georges-Louis Bouchez, (born March 23, 1986) is a Belgian politician and lawyer. Since 2019 he has served as a Senator and leader of Mouvement réformateur.

  24. Philippe Lamberts

    Philippe Lamberts
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Philippe Lamberts is a Belgian politician serving as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2009. He is a member of Ecolo, within the Greens–European Free Alliance.

  25. Philippe Van Parijs

    Philippe Van Parijs
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    philosophereconomistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Philippe Van Parijs is a Belgian political philosopher and political economist, best known as a proponent and main defender of the concept of an unconditional basic income and for the first systematic treatment of linguistic justice.

  26. Jean Bricmont

    Jean Bricmont
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    essayistphysicist
    Biography

    Jean Bricmont is a Belgian theoretical physicist and philosopher of science. Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), he works on renormalization group and nonlinear differential equations. Since 2004, He is a member of the Division of Sciences of the Royal Academy of Belgium.

  27. Dyab Abou Jahjah

    Dyab Abou Jahjah
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical activist
    Biography

    Dyab Abou Jahjah is an Arab political activist and writer who was active in Europe between 2001 and 2007. He is the founder and former leader of the Arab European League (AEL), a Pan-Arabist movement that supports the interests of Muslim immigrants in Europe. Since then, Abou Jahjah has distanced himself from identity politics and holds a non-ethnic, secular, and leftist framework.

  28. Albert Claude

    Albert Claude
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1898-1983 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    physicianacademiccell biologistbiochemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Albert Claude was a Belgian-American cell biologist and medical doctor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Christian de Duve and George Emil Palade. His elementary education started in a comprehensive primary school at Longlier, his birthplace. He served in the British Intelligence Service during the First World War, and got imprisoned in concentration camps twice. In recognition of his service, he was granted enrolment at the University of Liège in Belgium to study medicine without any formal education required for the course. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1928. Devoted to medical research, he initially joined German institutes in Berlin. In 1929 he found an opportunity to join the Rockefeller Institute in New York. At Rockefeller University he made his most groundbreaking achievements in cell biology. In 1930 he developed the technique of cell fractionation, by which he discovered the agent of the Rous sarcoma, components of cell organelles such as mitochondrion, chloroplast, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, ribosome and lysosome. He was the first to employ the electron microscope in the field of biology. In 1945 he published the first detailed structure of cell. His collective works established the complex functional and structural properties of cells.

  29. Carlos Larraín

    Carlos Larraín
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Carlos Larraín was the President of National Renewal.

  30. Joëlle Milquet

    Joëlle Milquet
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joëlle F.G.M. Milquet is a Belgian politician from the Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH).

  31. Gemma Frisius

    Gemma Frisius
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1508-1555 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    physicianastronomerphilosopherinstrument makerprofessor
    Biography

    Gemma Frisius was a Dutch physician, mathematician, cartographer, philosopher, and instrument maker. He created important globes, improved the mathematical instruments of his day and applied mathematics in new ways to surveying and navigation. Gemma's rings are named after him. Along with Gerardus Mercator and Abraham Ortelius, Frisius is often considered one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography and significantly helped lay the foundations for the school's golden age (approximately 1570s–1670s).

  32. André-Joseph Léonard

    André-Joseph Léonard
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    philosopherwritertheologianCatholic priestuniversity teacher
    Biography

    André-Joseph Léonard is a Belgian prelate who served as the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and Primate of Belgium after his installation on 27 February 2010. He had previously served as Bishop of Namur from 1991 until 2010 under the name André-Mutien Léonard. Pope Francis accepted his resignation on 1 June 2015.

  33. Vladimír Dlouhý

    Vladimír Dlouhý
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    economistpedagoguepolitician
    Biography

    Vladimír Dlouhý is a Czech economist and politician.

  34. 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.

  35. Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro

    Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro
    Born in
    Cape Verde Flag Cape Verde
    Years
    1944-2016 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    António Manuel Mascarenhas Gomes Monteiro was the first democratically elected President of Cape Verde from 22 March 1991 to 22 March 2001.

  36. Bernard Lietaer

    Bernard Lietaer
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1942-2019 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    writereconomistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Bernard Lietaer was a Belgian civil engineer, economist, author, and professor. He studied monetary systems and promoted the idea that communities can benefit from creating their own local or complementary currency, which circulate parallel with national currencies.

  37. Gregorio Rosa Chávez

    Gregorio Rosa Chávez
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    theologianCatholic priest
    Biography

    Gregorio Rosa Chávez is a Salvadoran Latin Catholic prelate who serves as the current Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador. He was a close collaborator of the slain Archbishop Saint Óscar Romero.

  38. Rembert Dodoens

    Rembert Dodoens
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1517-1585 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    physicianillustratorphysicistuniversity teacherbotanist
    Biography

    Rembert Dodoens was a Flemish physician and botanist, also known under his Latinized name Rembertus Dodonaeus. He has been called the father of botany. The standard author abbreviation Dodoens is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

  39. Michel Weber

    Michel Weber
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Michel Weber is a Belgian philosopher. He is best known as an interpreter and advocate of the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, and has come to prominence as the architect and organizer of an overlapping array of international scholarly societies and publication projects devoted to Whitehead and the global relevance of process philosophy.

  40. Olivier De Schutter

    Olivier De Schutter
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    university teacherjurist
    Biography

    Olivier De Schutter is a Belgian legal scholar specialising in economic and social rights. He served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food from 2008 to 2014. He is a Professor of international human rights law, European Union law and legal theory at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, as well as at the College of Europe and at Sciences Po in Paris. He was a regular visiting professor at Columbia University between 2008 and 2012 and has regularly contributed to the American University Washington College of Law's Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. He is the first chair of the Belgian Advisory Council on Policy Coherence for Development and he co-chairs the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), a group of experts from various disciplines and regions who work together towards developing proposals for food systems reform. A Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights between 2015 and 2020, he was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and took up his functions on May 1, 2020. CV available here

  41. Karl-Heinz Lambertz

    Karl-Heinz Lambertz
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Karl-Heinz Lambertz is a Belgian politician holding a master's degree in law from the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) with an additional specialisation in German law (University of Heidelberg). Lambertz was president of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) from 12 July 2017 until 12 February 2020 after serving a 2+1⁄2-year term as first vice-president. He is also president of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

  42. Serge Brammertz

    Serge Brammertz
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Serge, Baron Brammertz is a Belgian jurist. He serves as the chief prosecutor for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals since 2016. He also served as the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2008 until its closure in 2017.

  43. Joseph Maréchal

    Joseph Maréchal
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1878-1944 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    psychologistphilosopherCatholic priesttheologian
    Biography

    Joseph Maréchal, SJ was a Belgian Jesuit priest, philosopher, theologian and psychologist. He taught at the Higher Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven and was the founder of the school of thought called transcendental Thomism, which attempted to merge the theological and philosophical thought of St. Thomas Aquinas with that of Immanuel Kant.

  44. Philippe Maystadt

    Philippe Maystadt
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1948-2017 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    university teacherbankerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Philippe M.P.J. Maystadt was a Belgian politician who served as Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) from 2000 to 2011.

  45. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum

    Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    virologist
    Biography

    Jean-Jacques Muyembe is a Congolese microbiologist. He is the general director of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Institut National pour la Recherche Biomedicale. He was part of team at the Yambuku Catholic Mission Hospital that investigated the first Ebola outbreak, and was part of the effort that discovered Ebola as a new disease, although his exact role is still subject to controversy. In 2016, he led the research that designed, along with other researchers at the INRB and the National Institute of Health Vaccine Research Center in the US, one of the most promising treatment for Ebola, mAb114. The treatment was successfully experimented during recent outbreaks in the DRC, on the express decision of the then DRC Minister of Health, Dr Oly Ilunga, despite a prior negative advice from the World Health Organization.

  46. Wilfrid Napier

    Wilfrid Napier
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Wilfrid Fox Napier OFM is a South African prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Durban from 1992 to 2021 and has been a cardinal since 2001. He served as Bishop of Kokstad from 1981 to 1992.

  47. Oliver Paasch

    Oliver Paasch
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Oliver Paasch is a Belgian politician of the German-speaking Pro Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft party and the incumbent Minister-president of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

  48. Anastase Murekezi

    Anastase Murekezi
    Born in
    Rwanda Flag Rwanda
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Anastase Murekezi is a Rwandan politician. He studied in Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare (GSOB) and went on to the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium to study agriculture. He was the Minister of Public Service and Labor until 23 July 2014 when he became Prime Minister of Rwanda, serving until 2017. From 2017-2020, he served as Ombudsman of Rwanda.

  49. Fernando Sebastián Aguilar

    Fernando Sebastián Aguilar
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1929-2019 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    Latin Catholic priest
    Biography

    Fernando Sebastián Aguilar CMF was a Spanish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the Archbishop Emeritus of Pamplona y Tudela. Pope Francis created him a cardinal in a consistory of February 22, 2014.

  50. Vera Songwe

    Vera Songwe
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    economistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Vera Songwe is an economist and banking executive from Cameroon who has worked for the World Bank since 1998, and in 2015 became Western and Central Africa's regional director for the International Finance Corporation. She is the first woman to head the U.N.s Economic Commission for Africa at the level of Under Secretary-General.

  51. Marcel Claude

    Marcel Claude
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    Graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    political activisteconomistacademicwriter
    Biography

    Marcel Henri Claude Reyes is a Chilean economist, academic, and political activist. He was an independent candidate to become President of Chile in the 2013 Chilean presidential election, and has been endorsed by the Humanist Party.

  52. Alain Hubert

    Alain Hubert
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    engineerexplorermountain guide
    Biography

    Alain Hubert is a Belgian explorer. He is a certified mountain and polar guide, a civil engineer, and the founder President of the International Polar Foundation. With the Foundation and its private partners, he built and financed the construction of the scientific research station ‘Princess Elisabeth’. This station is the first ‘Zero Emissions’ station in Antarctica, designed under the spirit of the Madrid protocol system establishing in 1992 the strictest environmental rules to date for a continent through the Antarctic Treaty System.

  53. Johannes Sturm

    Johannes Sturm
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1507-1589 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    pedagoguetheologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Johannes Sturm, was a German educator and Protestant reformer, who was influential in the design of the gymnasium system of secondary education.

  54. Maxime Prévot

    Maxime Prévot
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maxime Prévot is a Belgian politician who is currently the president of the Les Engagés party and has served as the Mayor of Namur since 2012.

  55. Santos Gutiérrez

    Santos Gutiérrez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1820-1872 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    José Santos Gutiérrez Prieto was a Colombian statesman and soldier, who became president of the Sovereign State of Boyacá, and later elected as president of the United States of Colombia for the term of 1868-1870.

  56. Philippe Goffin

    Philippe Goffin
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Philippe Goffin is a Belgian politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence from 30 November 2019 to 1 October 2020.

  57. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

    Jean-Pascal van Ypersele
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    professorclimatologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jean-Pascal van Ypersele de Strihou is a Belgian academic climatologist. He is a professor of Environmental Sciences at the UCLouvain (Belgium). As a previous vice-chair of the IPCC, Van Yp (as he is called by his peers) is one of the forerunners of climate change mitigation through strong decrease of fossil fuel consumption.

  58. Charles-Jean de la Vallée Poussin

    Charles-Jean de la Vallée Poussin
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1866-1962 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    university teachermathematician
    Biography

    Charles-Jean Étienne Gustave Nicolas, baron de la Vallée Poussin was a Belgian mathematician. He is best known for proving the prime number theorem.

  59. David Clarinval

    David Clarinval
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Clarinval is a Belgian politician of the Reformist Movement who has been serving as Minister of the Middle Class, SMEs, Self-employed, Agriculture, Social Integration and Urban Policy in the government of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo since 2020.

  60. François Bellot

    François Bellot
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    François Bellot is a Belgian politician. He is a member of the Reformist Movement (MR) party. He served as the Federal Minister for Mobility and Transport in the Wilmès' caretaker Government from April 17, 2016 to October 1, 2020.

  61. Melchior Wathelet, Jr

    Melchior Wathelet, Jr
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    lawyerjuristpolitician
    Biography

    Melchior Wathelet is a Belgian politician, Secretary of State of Environment, Energy, Mobility and Institutional Reforms, and member of the Centre démocrate humaniste (cdH). His father is Melchior Wathelet. He followed part of his secondary education in Dutch at a school in Bilzen, Limburg. After a degree in law from the Catholic University of Louvain and a Master of European Law from the University of Southampton, he became lawyer at the Bar association of Liège in 2002.

  62. Gilles de Kerchove

    Gilles de Kerchove
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Gilles de Kerchove d'Ousselghem is a Belgian senior European Union official. He was director in the general directorate of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) in the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union from 1995 – 2007, he has since been appointed as EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, succeeding Gijs de Vries.

  63. Isabelle Durant

    Isabelle Durant
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    nursepolitician
    Biography

    Isabelle Annie J. Durant is a Belgian politician of the Ecolo party. She has been serving as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 2017 to 2021, before becoming acting Secretary-General of the organisation.

  64. Guy Ullens

    Guy Ullens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    businesspersonphilanthropistpatron of the artsart collector
    Biography

    Baron Guy François Edouard Marie Ullens de Schooten Whettnall is a Belgian art collector, philanthropist, and former businessperson.

  65. José Aldunate

    José Aldunate
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1917-2019 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    human rights activistpriest
    Biography

    José Aldunate Lyon was a Society of Jesus and Chilean teacher, worker, priest and human rights activist during the military dictatorship. He was awarded the National Prize for Human Rights in 2016.

  66. Francisco de Enzinas

    Francisco de Enzinas
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1518-1552 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    translatorBible translatoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Francisco de Enzinas, also known by the humanist name Francis Dryander (from the Greek drus, which can be translated encina in Spanish), was a classical scholar, translator, author, Protestant reformer and apologist of Spanish origin.

  67. Albert Yuma

    Albert Yuma
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Albert Yuma Mulimbi is a Congolese businessman, economist and former chairman at the Congolese state-owned mining company Gecamines. An International Labour Organization dignitary, he is the chairman of the Congolese Employers Federation, Democratic Republic of Congo's biggest business lobby group.

  68. Bernard Clerfayt

    Bernard Clerfayt
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Bernard Clerfayt is a Belgian politician. He has been the mayor of Schaerbeek since 2001 and is currently vice-president of the Front Démocratique des Francophones (FDF). As is common in Belgium, he holds a dual mandate and has also been a member of the federal Belgian Chamber of Representatives since 2007.

  69. François-Xavier de Donnea

    François-Xavier de Donnea
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    François Xavier Gustave Marie Joseph Corneille Hubert, Knight de Donnea de Hamoir is a Belgian politician and a former mayor of the City of Brussels and Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region. He is also a former member of the Olivaint Conference of Belgium.

  70. Évariste Boshab

    Évariste Boshab
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Évariste Boshab Mabudj-ma-Bilenge is a Congolese politician who is currently Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Interior and Security and a former President of the National Assembly.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. Francis Xavier Morgan

    Francis Xavier Morgan
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1857-1935 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Francis Xavier Morgan, C. O., born Francisco Javier Morgan Osborne, was a catholic priest of Spanish-British citizenship who spent most of his religious life in the Birmingham Oratory, where he educated and was the legal guardian of J. R. R. Tolkien.

  74. Justine Kasa-Vubu

    Justine Kasa-Vubu
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Justine M'Poyo Kasa-Vubu is a Congolese politician and leader of a small political party, the Movement of the Congolese Democrats (Mouvement des démocrates congolais), for whom she stood as a Presidential candidate in the 2006 elections.

  75. Jorge Volio Jiménez

    Jorge Volio Jiménez
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1882-1955 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    military personnelpriestpolitician
    Biography

    Jorge Volio Jiménez was a Costa Rican priest, soldier and politician.

  76. Pablo da Silveira

    Pablo da Silveira
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Pablo da Silveira García is a Uruguayan writer, lecturer, philosopher, and politician of the National Party (PN), serving as Minister of Education and Culture of Uruguay, since March 1, 2020.

  77. Marie Peltier

    Marie Peltier
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    Graduated with licentiate
    Occupations
    essayist
    Biography

    Marie Peltier is a Belgian author. She teaches at the Institut supérieur de pédagogie Galilée in Brussels.

  78. Emmanuel Dungia

    Emmanuel Dungia
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    Years
    1948-2006 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Emmanuel Dungia was a diplomat of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and author of the political book: Mobutu and the money of Zaïre: the revelations of a diplomat, former Secret Services agent (Mobutu et l’argent du Zaïre: les révélations d'un diplomate, ex-agent des Services secrets). The latter includes the report prepared for the International Monetary Fund by Erwin Blumenthal, former Director of Foreign Affairs of the Bundesbank. Dungia was also imprisoned but was eventually acquitted by the Congolese government for his alleged involvement in a plot to overthrow Laurent Kabila who was assassinated 16 January 2001.

  79. Leonardus Lessius

    Leonardus Lessius
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1554-1623 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    theologianpriest
    Biography

    Leonardus Lessius was a Flemish moral theologian from the Jesuit order.

  80. Léonard Misonne

    Léonard Misonne
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1870-1943 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Léonard Misonne was a Belgian pictorialist photographer. He is known for his landscapes and street scenes with atmospheric skies.

  81. Gérard Deprez

    Gérard Deprez
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gérard M.J. Deprez is a Belgian politician. He was the president of the Walloon Christian Social Party (PSC) from 1981 to 1996. In 1998 he left the PSC and founded the Citizens' Movement for Change (MCC). He was a Member of the European Parliament representing the French Community of Belgium for six terms from 1984 to 2009 and again from 2014 until 2019. He is the Delegate General of the European Democratic Party.

  82. 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).

  83. Nicolas Cleynaerts

    Nicolas Cleynaerts
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1493-1542 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    grammarianlexicographerwriterorientalist
    Biography

    Nicolas Cleynaerts was a Flemish grammarian and traveler. He was born in Diest, in the Duchy of Brabant.

  84. Vincent Blondel

    Vincent Blondel
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    rector of the University of Louvainengineermathematician
    Biography

    Vincent Daniel Blondel is a Belgian professor of applied mathematics and current rector of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Blondel's research lies in the area of mathematical control theory and theoretical computer science. He is mostly known for his contributions in computational complexity in control, multi-agent coordination and complex networks.

  85. Jean-Pierre Delville

    Jean-Pierre Delville
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    professorhistoriantheologianCatholic priestuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jean-Pierre Delville, is the 92nd bishop of the Diocese of Liège. From 1996 to 2002 he taught at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) while also serving as spokesman for the Episcopal Conference of Belgium. In 2002 he was appointed professor of the History of Christianity, and in 2010 ordinary professor. He was editor-in-chief of the international journal of Church History, Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique. In 2013 he was named bishop of Liège by Pope Francis, and he was consecrated bishop on 14 July.

  86. André Antoine

    André Antoine
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    André Antoine is a Belgian politician, minister and mayor. He has been a member of the francophone cdH (Humanist Democratic Centre party) since 1980. He was elected to the presidency of the Wallon parliament on 22 July 2014.

  87. Daniel Olesker

    Daniel Olesker
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Daniel Olesker is an Uruguayan economist and politician of the Socialist Party – Broad Front. He served as Minister of Social Development from 2011 to 2015 and as Minister of Public Health between 2010 and 2011. Since February 15, 2020, he has served as Senator of the Republic.

  88. Georges Dallemagne

    Georges Dallemagne
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    Studied in 1982
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Georges J.F.M.G. Dallemagne, is a Belgian politician and doctor.

  89. Dean Spielmann

    Dean Spielmann
    Born in
    Luxembourg Flag Luxembourg
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of Louvain
    In 1988 graduated with licentiate
    Occupations
    university teacherjudgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Dean Spielmann is a Luxembourgish lawyer and a former President of the European Court of Human Rights. He has been a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Luxembourg since 2004, President of the Fifth Section of the Court since 2011 and was elected Vice-President and then, shortly afterwards, President in 2012. He is also a member of the Grand Ducal Institute of Luxembourg and has held academic posts at the universities of Luxembourg, Nancy and Louvain.

  90. Simon Gougnard

    Simon Gougnard
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    field hockey player
    Biography

    Simon Pierre Gougnard is a Belgian field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for Dragons and the Belgium national team.

  91. Carlos Aldunate Lyon

    Carlos Aldunate Lyon
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1916-2018 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestwriterteacher
    Biography

    Carlos Aldunate Lyon was a Chilean Catholic Jesuit priest, teacher, writer, and promoter of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Chile, as well as one of the teachers of Pope Francis.

  92. Willem van Enckevoirt

    Willem van Enckevoirt
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1464-1534 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    William of Enckevoirt, also spelled as Enckenvoirt was a Dutch Cardinal, bishop of Tortosa from 1524 to 1524, and bishop of Utrecht from 1529 to 1534.

  93. Agustín Goovaerts

    Agustín Goovaerts
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1885-1939 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Augustin Goovaerts was a Belgian architect and engineer, born in Schaerbeek, Brussels in 1885. Throughout his life, he designed a number of important urban architectural buildings, mainly in Colombia, where he worked as the department of Antioquia's official architect during the 1920s. Some of his works have been declared National Monuments in Colombia. He died at the age of 58 in Brussels due to leukemia caused by typhoid.

  94. Joseph Michel

    Joseph Michel
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1925-2016 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    writerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Joseph Michel was a Christian-Democrat Belgian politician, member of the PSC, who was President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives (1980–81) and who twice served as Minister of the Interior.

  95. André Berger

    André Berger
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    university teacherclimatologist
    Biography

    André Léon Georges Chevalier Berger is a Belgian professor and climatologist. He is best known for his significant contribution to the renaissance and further development of the astronomical theory of paleoclimates and as a cited pioneer of the interdisciplinary study of climate dynamics and history.

  96. José Weinstein

    José Weinstein
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politiciansociologist
    Biography

    José David Weinstein Cañuela is a Chilean politician, sociologist and scholar who served as President of the National Council of Culture and the Arts during Ricardo Lagos' government (2000−2006).

  97. Clèmerson Merlin Clève

    Clèmerson Merlin Clève
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writerlawyer
    Biography

    Clèmerson Merlin Clève is a Brazilian jurist, Law school professor, and lawyer.

  98. Pascal Arimont

    Pascal Arimont
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Pascal Arimont is a Belgian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Christian Social Party, which sits in the EPP Group, as the single MEP from the German-speaking electoral college of Belgium.

  99. Ramón Griffero

    Ramón Griffero
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    writerplaywrighttheatrical director
    Biography

    Ramón Griffero Sánchez is a Chilean playwright and theater director, one of the most prominent in his country. He is considered an emblematic figure of the national theater during the 1980s; his earliest productions are associated with cultural and political resistance to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

  100. Christophe Munzihirwa

    Christophe Munzihirwa
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    Years
    1926-1996 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Christophe Munzihirwa Mwene Ngabo was a Democratic Republic of the Congo prelate who served as the Archbishop of Bukavu and was a professed member of the Jesuits. Munzihirwa served as the coadjutor and later as the Bishop of Kasongo and he was a vocal supporter of human rights in the face of the conflict that claimed his own life. He studied social sciences and economics abroad before returning to his native land where he served as a parochial vicar and spiritual director all prior to his episcopal appointment.