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List of notable or famous playwrights from Belgium, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Belgium and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Belgium. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Belgian playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Belgium is included when available.

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This historic playwrights from Belgium list can help answer the questions "Who are some Belgian playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Belgium?" These prominent playwrights of Belgium may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Belgian playwrights.

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Albert Vanloo was a Belgian librettist and playwright. Vanloo lived in Paris as a child and was attracted to the theatre. As a young student he began writing plays and opéra comique libretti, notably with Eugène Leterrier who remained his main collaborator until the latter's death in 1884. He also ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1846-1920)

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Profession: Librettist, Playwright

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Cyriel Buysse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Belgium
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Cyrillus Gustave Emile "Cyriel" Buysse was a Flemish naturalist author and playwright. He also wrote under following pseudonyms: Louis Bonheyden, Prosper Van Hove and Robert Palmer. ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1859-1932)

Birthplace: Nevele, Belgium

Profession: Author, Playwright

Credits: The van Paemel Family

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Hugo Claus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Belgium
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Hugo Maurice Julien Claus was a leading Belgian author who published under his own name as well as various pseudonyms. Claus' literary contributions spanned the genres of drama, the novel, and poetry; he also left a legacy as a painter and film director. He wrote primarily in Dutch, although he also ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1929-2008)

Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium

Profession: Painter, Poet, Screenwriter, Author, Film Director, + more

Credits: Mira, The Village on the River, De Dans van de Reiger, The van Paemel Family, Thursday We Shall Sing Like Sunday, + more

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Jaco Van Dormael is a Belgian film director, screenwriter and playwright. His complex and critically acclaimed films are especially noted for their respectful and sympathetic portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities. Van Dormael spent his childhood travelling around Europe, before ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Netherlands, Eurasia, European Netherlands, Belgium, North Brabant, + more

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Actor, Film Director, + more

Credits: Mr. Nobody, Toto the Hero, Lumière and Company, The Eighth Day, Maedeli la brèche, + more

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