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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

Christian Beck is the father of Béatrix Beck. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 37 (1879-1916)

Birthplace: Verviers, Belgium

Emile Verhaeren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Belgium
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Emile Verhaeren was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language, and one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1855-1916)

Birthplace: Sint-Amands, Belgium

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#16 on The Best French Language Poets of All Time

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Éric Brogniet

Éric Brogniet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Belgium
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Age: 62

Birthplace: Ciney, Belgium

Franz Hellens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Belgium
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Franz Hellens, born Frédéric van Ermengem 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 is known as one of the major figures in Belgian magic realism, and as the indefatigable editor of Signaux de France et de Belgique. The only work translated into English is Mémoires d'Elseneur. His father, Émile van Ermengem, was the bacteriologist who discovered the cause of botulism. His younger brother was the writer François Maret. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 91 (1881-1972)

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

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