writers Famous Authors from Belgium

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List of the most popular authors from Belgium, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Belgian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Belgian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Georges Simenon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Georges Simenon La Premiere enquete de Maigret, La Marie Du Port, La Veuve Couderc

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May Sarton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
May Sarton Fur Person, The Education of Harriet Hatfield, Crucial Conversations

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Julio Cortázar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Julio Cortázar Hopscotch, Las Armas Secretas, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

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René Magritte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium

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Léon Van Hove is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Léon Van Hove George Placzek, 1905-1955

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Hergé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Hergé Tintin in Tibet, The Seven Crystal Balls, The Crab with the Golden Claws

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Raoul Cauvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Raoul Cauvin La pelle aux morts, La tournée du patron, Le Drain sifflera trois fois

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Django Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Django Reinhardt The great Django Reinhardt, I got rhythm (A Jazz Hour With Series), The Best of Django Reinhardt

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Hugo Claus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Hugo Claus The Sorrow of Belgium, The swordfish, Desire

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Peyo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Peyo La Schtroumpfette, tome 3, La soupe aux Schtroumpfs

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Henri Michaux is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Henri Michaux Miserable Miracle, Épreuves, exorcismes

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Edward Schillebeeckx is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Edward Schillebeeckx Le Christ, sacrement de la rencontre de Dieu, Le Mariage

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André Franquin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
André Franquin Le gang des gaffeurs, Gaston 19, La Saga Des Gaffes

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Chantal Akerman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Chantal Akerman Family in Brussels, Chantal Akerman

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Maurice Maeterlinck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Maurice Maeterlinck Pelléas and Mélisande, The Treasure of the Humble, Mary Magdalene

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Ilya Prigogine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Ilya Prigogine The molecular theory of solutions, Étude thermodynamique des phénomènes irréversibles, La nouvelle alliance

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Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt Oscar and the Lady in Pink, La secte des Egoïstes, M. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran

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Claude Lévi-Strauss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Claude Lévi-Strauss Structural anthropology, The Raw and the Cooked, Tristes Tropiques

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Robert Goffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Robert Goffin Le Roi Des Belges A-t-il Trahi?, Le fusillé de Dunkerque, Le Versant noir

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George Sarton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
George Sarton A guide to the history of science, Hellenistic science and culture in the last three centuries B.C, The history of science and the new humanism

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Amélie Nothomb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Amélie Nothomb The Character of Rain, The Stranger Next Door, The Enemy's Cosmetique

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Henri Pirenne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Henri Pirenne Les villes du Moyen Age, Las Ciudades de La Edad Media, Geburt des Abendlandes

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Jean Dufaux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Jean Dufaux Fox^! tome 2, Ombres^! tome 2, Les Révoltés^! tome 3

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Carl Norac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Carl Norac Nemo et le volcan, L'île aux câlins, Bonjour^! mon petit coeur

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Hendrik Conscience is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Hendrik Conscience De Leeuw van Vlaanderen, The boys of the Sierras, or

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Sidney Nolan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Sidney Nolan Nolan, Nolan on Nolan, Notes for Oedipus

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Peter Paul Rubens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium

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Wim Mertens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Wim Mertens American minimal music

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Charles Spaak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Charles Spaak Grand illusion

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Mehmet Ali Birand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Mehmet Ali Birand Demirkırat: Bir Demokrasinin Doğuşu, Panorama '97 CD-ROM 32. Gün Dünya'da ve Türkiye'de Yılın Olayları, Diyet

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Bob de Groot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Bob de Groot Lucky Luke^! Bd.75^! Der Kunstmaler, Alias lord X, Robin Dubois^! tome 6

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Eric de Kuyper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium

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Willem Elsschot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Willem Elsschot Pensionen/Het tankschip, Kaas, Elsschot leest voor

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Dominique Rolin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Dominique Rolin Le futur immédiat, La Rénovation, Les marais

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Koenraad Elst is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Koenraad Elst Freedom of expression - Secular Theocracy Versus Liberal Democracy, Update on the Aryan Invasion Debate, Ayodhya: The Case Against the Temple

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Dominique Pire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Dominique Pire Building peace

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Béatrix Beck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Béatrix Beck The Passionate Heart, Stella Corfou, Des accommodements avec le ciel

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Yves Debay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Yves Debay Heliborne, The Balkans on Fire, War in the Balkans

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Jacqueline Harpman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Jacqueline Harpman I Who Have Never Known Men, La lucarne, Récit de la dernière année

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Jan Cox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Jan Cox Jan Cox

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Simon Stevin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Simon Stevin The Hauen-finding Art

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Adolphe Quetelet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Adolphe Quetelet A treatise on man and the development of his faculties

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Willy Vandersteen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Willy Vandersteen Amazing Coconut, Thyl Ulenspiegel, tome 5

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Edgar Pierre Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Edgar Pierre Jacobs The Necklace Affair, Blake et Mortimer, Papyrus of Manethon

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Pierre Alechinsky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Pierre Alechinsky Pierre Alechinsky

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Victor Horta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Victor Horta Horta

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Kitty Crowther is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Kitty Crowther L'Anniversaire de l'écureuil, Les animaux et leurs poètes, L'Enfant racine

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Paul Haesaerts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Paul Haesaerts James Ensor, Renoir

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Luc Tuymans is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Luc Tuymans Premonition, The passion, Luc Tuymans

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Philippe Van Parijs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Belgium
Philippe Van Parijs What's Wrong with a Free Lunch?, Evolutionary explanation in the social sciences, Real freedom for all