Robert Cailliau is a Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who, together with Tim Berners-Lee, developed the World Wide Web.
Although the principle behind the phenakistoscope had been recognized by the Greek mathematician Euclid and later in experiments by Newton, it was not until 1829 that this idea became firmly established by Belgian Joseph Plateau.
Karl Marx was exiled and lived in Brussels from January 1845 to February 1848. The book was published in London in 1848.
The compulsory school age in Belgium is 6-18 years, though there is an opportunity for 16+ pupils to study part-time.
Oil painting was invented around 1410 by the brothers van Eyck.
Tomorrowland, in Boom, Belgium, is the largest electronic dance music festival in the world.
Jacques Brel (8 April 1929 – 9 October 1978) was a Belgian singer-songwriter who was widely considered a master of the modern chanson.
Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on 4 May 1929 in Elsene, a municipality in Brussels, Belgium.
In the surroundings of Ieper (Ypres), the First World War soldier who was the direct source of inspiration for the character and story, was killed by a German sniper.
Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans (born 29 April 1922, Brussels, Belgium), known as Toots Thielemans, is a Belgian jazz musician well known for his guitar and harmonica playing as well as his whistling. Thielemans is credited as one of the greatest harmonica players of the 20th century.
On on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo, Napoleon’s armies were defeated. The defeat at Waterloo ended his rule as Emperor of the French.
2 Unlimited is a Dutch Eurodance group formed in 1991, the project is the brainchild of Belgian producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde, fronted by a Dutch duo, rapper Ray Slijngaard and singer Anita Doth.
Belgians save 12.2% of what is left over after taxes, making them the fourth most money saving people in the world after Spain, France and Ireland.
Herman Achille Van Rompuy, born 31 October 1947 in Etterbeek, Brussels, is the first full-time President of the European Council.
Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comic book writer and artist, best known for his The Adventures of Tintin series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983.
The Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festival) is a music and theatre festival in the city of Ghent, Belgium, receiving over one million visitors over ten days.
UPDATE: Italy now has the deepest pool with 40 meters (131.234 feet)! We’re getting our shovels out.
Its maximum depth is 34.5 metres (113 ft). It contains 2.78787 million litres of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30 °C (86 °F) and holds several simulated underwater caves at the 10 metres (33 ft) depth level.
Adreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy.
Dance anthem “ Pump up the Jam ”, which reached No. 1 in the US and No. 2 in the UK in 1989 was by the Belgian band Technotronic .
Commonly referred to as French Fries, these yummy, crispy potato sticks originate from Belgium.
Gotye, a pseudonym for Wouter De Backer, was born in Bruges, Belgium and immigrated to Australia when he was two years old.
A generation ago, the three main drinks in a household were water, coffee and table beer.
The Sand Sculpture Festival in Blankenberge, Belgium, is the largest in the world, with over 150 carefully crafted creations on display.
80% of the world’s rough diamonds, 50% of the cut diamonds and 45% of industrial diamonds pass through the four block diamond district.