Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
Marcus Gheeraerts (also written as Gerards or Geerards) (Bruges, c. 1561/62 – 19 January 1636) was a Flemish artist working at the Tudor court, described as "the most important artist of quality to wo...
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Bonaventura Vulcanius
Bonaventura Vulcanius (30 June 1538, Bruges – 9 October 1614, Leiden) was a leading personality in Dutch humanism of the 16th and 17th century.His father, Pieter de Smet, who already was known b...
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Adriaen Isenbrandt
Adriaen Isenbrandt (or Adrien, Isenbrant, Ysenbrant, Ysenbrandt or Hysebrant; between 1480 and 1490 – July 1551) was a Flemish Northern Renaissance painter, who from documentary evidence was clearly a...
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Paul Devaux
Paul Devaux (10 April 1801, Bruges – 30 January 1880, Brussels) was a liberal Belgian politician, deeply involved in the unionist movement.
He began life as a lawyer in Liège, where he met Joseph ...
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Petrus Vulcanius
Petrus Vulcanius otherwise Pieter De Smet (born c. 1503–1571) was a humanist scholar and local government official of Bruges.
Petrus Vulcanius, born Pieter De Smet in Bruges, was the son of ...
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Marguerite Coppin
Marguerite Aimee Rosine Coppin (2 February 1867 – 1931) was born in Brussels and became woman Poet Laureate of Belgium and a noted feminist and pioneer in female emancipation and equal rights for wome...
Christine D'haen
Christine D'haen (25 October 1923 – 3 September 2009) was a Flemish author and poet. She was born in Sint-Amandsberg and died at Bruges.D'haen studied Germanic philology at the University of Ghe...
Antoon Claeissens
Anthuenis, or Antoon Claeissens, Claessens, or Claeissins (c.1536 – 1613) was the son of Pieter Claes the elder and painted historical and allegorical subjects, and portraits.He was a native of ...
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Gotye
Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980), better known as Gotye (pronounced /ˈɡoʊti.eɪ/ GO-tee-ay), is a Belgian-born Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" ...
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Stradanus
Giovanni Stradano or Jan Van der Straet or van der Straat or Stradanus or Stratesis (1523 – 11 February 1605) was a Flanders-born mannerist artist active mainly in 16th century Florence.
Bor...
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Carolus Hacquart
Carolus Hacquart (the latinised form of his original name: Carel Hacquart) (c. 1640 - after 1686) was a Flemish composer and musician. He became one of the most important 17th-century composers in the...
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Pieter Janssens Elinga
Pieter Janssens Elinga (1623–1682) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
He was born in Bruges as the son of Gisbrecht Janssens, who probably taught him to paint. When he moved to Rotterdam in 1653, he ...
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Pieter de Coninck
Pieter de Coninck (died 1332 or 1333) was a weaver from Bruges well known for his role in the events surrounding the Battle of the Golden Spurs. He was not the head of the weavers' guild as is popular...
Albert Coppé
Albert Coppé (Bruges 26 November 1911 – Tervuren, 30 March 1999) was a Belgian and European politician and economist.
Born in Bruges on 26 November 1911, Coppé was a founding member of the CDV par...
Joos de Damhouder
Joos de Damhouder (25 November 1507, Bruges – 22 January 1581, Antwerp), also referred to as Joost, Jost, Josse or Jodocus (de) Damhouder, was a jurist from the Seventeen Provinces, whose works had a ...
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Franciscus Gomarus
Franciscus Gomarus (François Gomaer; 30 January 1563, Bruges – 11 January 1641, Groningen) was a Dutch theologian, a strict Calvinist and an opponent of the teaching of Jacobus Arminius (and his follo...
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Johannes Vasaeus
Johannes Vasaeus (1511–21 October 1561) was a Flemish humanist, teacher and historian, who spent his working life in Spain and Portugal.
Vasaeus was born Jan Was or Waes (of which his later ...
Rachel Baes
Rachel Baes (1 August 1912 – 8 June 1983) was a Belgian surrealist painter. The growth of the women's movement in the late 20th century led to renewed interest in women artists and brought greater app...
Cilou Annys
Cilou Annys (born 20 March 1991) is a Belgian beauty pageant contestant from Bruges who won Miss Belgium 2010 on 10 January 2010. She is also Miss West Flanders. Annys, the 80th Miss Belgium, accepted...
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Jan van Casembroot
Jan van Casembroot (also Jehan de Casembroot) (ca. 1525 – 14 September 1568) was a Flemish noble and poet. He was lord of Bekkerzeel, Zellik, Kobbegem, Berchem and Fenain.
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Jules Van Praet
Jules Van Praet (2 July 1806 – 29 December 1887) was a Belgian diplomat and personal secretary of King Leopold I of Belgium. He was born in Bruges, and died in Brussels aged 81.
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Émile Louis Victor de Laveleye
Émile Louis Victor de Laveleye (5 April 1822 – 3 January 1892) was a Belgian economist. He was one of the co-founders of the Institut de Droit International in 1873.
He was born in Brug...
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Peter Candid
Peter Candid also known as Peter de Witte (I) (other name variations: Peter de Wit, Pieter de Witte, Peter Candido, Pietro Candido) (c. 1548 – 1628) was a Flemish-born Mannerist painter, tapestr...
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François Kinson
François-Joseph Kinson (Dutch: Franciscus Josephus Kinsoen) (Bruges 29 January 1770 - 18 October 1839), was a Flemish painter.Kinson attended art school at Bruges and soon established a reputation in...
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Franciscus Plante
Franciscus Plante (21 April 1613 (bapt.) – 1690) was a Dutch poet and chaplain.
Plante was born in Bruges and studied theology at Oxford. In October 1636 he travelled as personal chaplain wi...