Famous Poets from Belgium

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

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

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  • Christian Beck is the father of Béatrix Beck.
    • Age: Dec. at 37 (1879-1916)
    • Birthplace: Verviers, Belgium
  • Emile Verhaeren
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    Émile Adolphe Gustave Verhaeren (Dutch: [vərˈɦaːrən]; 21 May 1855 – 27 November 1916) was a Belgian poet and art critic who wrote in the French language. He was one of the founders of the school of Symbolism and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature on six occasions.
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1855-1916)
    • Birthplace: Sint-Amands, Belgium
  • Éric Brogniet
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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Ciney, Belgium
  • Franz Hellens
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    Franz Hellens, born Frédéric van Ermengem (8 September 1881, Brussels – 20 January 1972, Brussels) was a prolific Belgian novelist, poet and critic. Although of Flemish descent, he wrote entirely in French, and lived in Paris from 1947 to 1971. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.He is known as one of the major figures in Belgian magic realism (fantastique quotidien), and as the indefatigable editor of Signaux de France et de Belgique (later Le Disque vert). The only work translated into English is Mémoires d'Elseneur ("Memoirs from Elsinore", 1954). His father, Émile van Ermengem, was the bacteriologist who discovered the cause of botulism. His younger brother was ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1881-1972)
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium