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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Ghent University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Ghent University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Ghent University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Ghent University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Ghent University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Ghent University.

Alumni range from Leo Baekeland to Maurice Maeterlinck.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ghent University?” and “Which celebrities are Ghent University alumni?”

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Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Leo Baekeland Chemist, Inventor, Engineer

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Dirk Frimout is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Dirk Frimout Astrophysicist, Astronomer, Engineer

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Maurice Maeterlinck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Maurice Maeterlinck Poet, Librettist, Essayist

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Marcel Minnaert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Marcel Minnaert Scientist, Astronomer

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Adolphe Quetelet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Adolphe Quetelet Mathematician, Scientist, Statistician

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Robert Cailliau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Robert Cailliau Programmer, Scientist

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Yves Leterme is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Yves Leterme Politician

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Peter Piot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Peter Piot Physician

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George Sarton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
George Sarton Historian of Science

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Francis Franck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Francis Franck Retired

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Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni

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Karel Van Miert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Karel Van Miert Politician

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Paul Janssen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Paul Janssen Scientist, Physician

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Henri Pirenne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Henri Pirenne Scientist

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Corneille Heymans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Corneille Heymans Scientist

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Etienne Vermeersch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Etienne Vermeersch Philosopher

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Franz Cumont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Franz Cumont Scientist, Archaeologist

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Suzanne Lilar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Suzanne Lilar Writer, Philosopher, Playwright

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Jozef Schell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Jozef Schell Scientist

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Walter Fiers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Walter Fiers Scientist

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Ovide Decroly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Ovide Decroly Psychologist, Teacher

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Johan Vande Lanotte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Johan Vande Lanotte Politician, Professor

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Karel Poma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Karel Poma Politician

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Georges De Moor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Georges De Moor Scientist, Physician

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Albert Mechelynck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Albert Mechelynck Politician

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Désiré van Monckhoven is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Désiré van Monckhoven Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

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Gerard Mortier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Gerard Mortier

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Herman Vanderpoorten is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Herman Vanderpoorten Politician

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Hugo Van Heuverswyn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Hugo Van Heuverswyn Scientist

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Jacques Rogge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Jacques Rogge Sailor, Physician, Surgeon

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Marc Van Montagu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Marc Van Montagu Scientist

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Fientje Moerman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Fientje Moerman Politician

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David Decraene is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
David Decraene Semantic Web

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Julius Mac Leod is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Julius Mac Leod Scientist

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Helmut Metzner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Helmut Metzner Scientist, Botanist

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Philippe Herreweghe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni

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Willy De Clercq is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni

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Nico F. Declercq is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Nico F. Declercq

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Karel van de Woestijne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Karel van de Woestijne Writer

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Guy Verhofstadt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni

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Constant Janssen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Constant Janssen Physician

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Jo Bury is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Jo Bury Scientist

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Dirk Verhofstadt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Dirk Verhofstadt Philosopher

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Rudy Dekeyser is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Rudy Dekeyser Scientist

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Wim Mertens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Wim Mertens Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer

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Bart Staes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Bart Staes Politician, Lawyer, Teacher

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André Vlerick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
André Vlerick Politician

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Marc de Hemptinne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Marc de Hemptinne Scientist

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René Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
René Jacobs Conductor, Musician

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Luc Van den Bossche is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Ghent University Alumni
Luc Van den Bossche Politician