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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Frank De Winne and Leo Baekeland.

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

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Dirk Frimout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from Belgium
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Dirk Dries David Damiaan, Viscount Frimout is an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. He flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mision STS-45 as a payload specialist, making him the first Belgian in space. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Poperinge, Belgium

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Egide Walschaerts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from Belgium
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Egide Walschaerts

Egide Walschaerts was a Belgian mechanical engineer, best known as the inventor of the Walschaerts valve gear for use in steam locomotives. He was born in Mechelen, Belgium. In 1838 he was recognised as an excellent modeller, presenting his work at a local exhibition in Mechelen. Minister Rogier, who opened the exhibition, was so impressed that he arranged a place for Walschaerts at Liège University. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1820-1901)

Birthplace: Mechelen, Belgium

Étienne Lenoir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from Belgium
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Étienne Lenoir

Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. Prior designs for such engines were patented as early as 1807, but none were commercially successful. Lenoir's engine was commercialized in sufficient quantities to be considered a success, a first for the internal combustion engine. He was born in Mussy-la-Ville. By the early 1850s he had emigrated to France, taking up residence in Paris, where he developed an interest in electroplating. His interest in the subject led him to make electrical inventions including an improved electric telegraph. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 78 (1822-1900)

Birthplace: Luxembourg

Frank De Winne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from Belgium
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Frank, Viscount De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He is Belgium's second person in space. He was the first ESA astronaut to command a space mission when he served as commander of ISS Expedition 21. ESA astronaut de Winne serves currently as Head of the European Astronaut Centre of the European Space Agency in Cologne/Germany. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium

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