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List of famous politicians from Belgium, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Belgian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Belgian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Belgium and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Belgium, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Achille Van Acker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Died at 77 (1898-1975) Achille Honoré Van Acker was the 33rd Prime Minister of Belgium in four different cabinets from 1945 to 1958, for a total period of seven years. He was a member of the BSP-PSB – the then ...more

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Adolphe Deschamps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Adolphe Deschamps Died at 68 (1807-1875) Adolphe Deschamps was a Belgian statesman and publisher, the brother of Cardinal Victor-Auguste-Isidor Deschamps. He entered public life about 1830 and soon became popular through his ...more

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Alain Courtois is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Alain Courtois age 67 Alain Courtois is a Belgian politician. Born in Schaerbeek, he is Secretary General of the Belgian Football Association. He has served as a replacement minister on several occasions. He was the ...more

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Alain Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Alain Hutchinson age 69 Alain Hutchinson is a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament for the French Community of Belgium with the Parti Socialiste, part of the Socialist Group and sits on the European ...more

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Albert Coppé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Albert Coppé Died at 88 (1911-1999) Albert Coppé was a Belgian and European politician and economist.

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Albert II of Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
age 84 Albert II reigned as King of the Belgians from 1993 until his abdication in 2013. He is a member of the royal house of Belgium; formerly this house was named Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He is the uncle ...more

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Alexandre Jamar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Alexandre Jamar Died at 67 (1821-1888) Alexandre Marie Auguste Jamar was a Belgian businessman, liberal politician and former governor of the National Bank of Belgium from 1882 until 1888. From 1868 to 1870, he was Minister of Public ...more

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Aloys Van de Vyvere is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Aloys Van de Vyvere Died at 90 (1871-1961) Aloys Jean Maria Joseph Van de Vyvere was a Belgian Catholic Party politician.

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André Cools is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Died at 64 (1927-1991) André H.P. Cools was a Belgian socialist politician who died by assassination.

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André Flahaut is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
André Flahaut age 63 André M.J.Gh. Flahaut is a Belgian politician. He was born on 18 August 1955 in Walhain, then in the province of Brabant and now in the province of Walloon Brabant. Flahaut studied ...more

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Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
age 74 Anne-Marie Cécile J. Neyts-Uyttebroeck is a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament for Flanders with the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats, member of the Alliance of ...more

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Annemie Turtelboom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Annemie Turtelboom age 51 Annemie Turtelboom is a Belgian politician and a member of the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats. As of 25 July 2014 Turtelboom serves as Viceminister-president and Flemish minister of ...more

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Antoine Duquesne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Antoine Duquesne Died at 69 (1941-2010) Antoine Duquesne was a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament for the French Community of Belgium with the MR/MCC/PRL, Member of the Bureau of the Alliance of Liberals and ...more

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Antoinette Spaak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Antoinette Spaak age 90 Antoinette M. Spaak, is a Belgian politician. Daughter of former Prime Minister of Belgium Paul-Henri Spaak, granddaughter of the first female member of the Belgian Senate Marie Janson, and ...more

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August Vermeylen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
August Vermeylen Died at 73 (1872-1945) August Vermeylen was a Belgian writer and literature critic. In 1893 he founded the journal Van Nu en Straks. He studied history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and became a ...more

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Auguste Marie François Beernae... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Died at 83 (1829-1912) Auguste Marie François Beernaert was the 14th Prime Minister of Belgium from October 1884 to March 1894. Born in Ostend, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1873, and became ...more

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Augustin Dumon-Dumortier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Augustin Dumon-Dumortier Died at 61 (1791-1852) Augustin Aimable Dumon-Dumortier was a Belgian industrialist, diplomat and liberal politician. Born at Lille, he was President of the Belgian Senate from 27 June 1848 until 28 January 1852, ...more

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Baron Baretzky Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium

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Bart De Wever is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Bart De Wever age 48 Bart Albert Liliane De Wever is a Belgian politician. Since 2004 he has been the president of the New Flemish Alliance, a Belgian political party advocating independence for the Flemish region ...more

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Bart Somers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
age 54 Bartolomeus Jozef Lodewijk Rosalia "Bart" Somers is a Belgian, Flemish politician. He is currently the mayor of Mechelen. He obtained a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit

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Bart Staes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
age 60 Bart Hubert Wilfried Marcel Staes, is a Belgian politician and a Member of the European Parliament for Flanders. He is a member of Groen, part of the European Greens. He sits in The ...more

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Barthélémy de Theux de Meyland... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt Died at 80 (1794-1874) Barthélemy Théodore, Count de Theux de Meylandt was a Belgian Roman Catholic politician. He was born in the castle of Schabroek in Sint-Truiden on 26 February 1794. The count died ...more

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Ben Weyts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Ben Weyts age 48 Ben Weyts is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA. He entered the Belgian Chamber of Representatives replacing Herman Van Rompuy on 31 December 2008 and was reelected in 2010. In ...more

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Bernard Clerfayt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Bernard Clerfayt age 57 Bernard Clerfayt is a Belgian politician. He has been the mayor of Schaerbeek since 2001 and is currently vice-president of the Front Démocratique des Francophones. As is common in ...more

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Bert Maertens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Bert Maertens age 37 Bert Maertens is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA. He is replacing Geert Bourgeois as a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives from 2010 on.

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Bert Wollants is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Bert Wollants age 39 Bert Wollants is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA. He is replacing Kris Van Dijck as a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives from 2010 on.

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Bruno Tobback is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Bruno Tobback age 49 Bruno Tobback is the president of the Flemish socialist party Different Socialist Party. He was Minister of Environment and Pensions in the Belgian federal government from 2004 until 2007. He is ...more

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Bruno Tuybens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Bruno Tuybens age 57 Bruno Tuybens is a Belgian politician and member of the Different Socialist Party. From 2002 until he became a secretary of state in 2005, Tuybens served as head of the sustainable and ethical ...more

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Camille Huysmans is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Camille Huysmans Died at 97 (1871-1968) Jean Joseph Camille Huysmans was a Belgian politician. Huymans studied German philology at the University of Liège. He was a teacher from 1893 until 1897. In between these years he ...more

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Carlota of Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Carlota of Mexico Died at 87 (1840-1927) Carlota of Mexico, born Charlotte of Belgium, was empress consort of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, the former Archduke of Austria.

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Charles Buls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles Buls Died at 77 (1837-1914) Charles Buls or Karel Buls was a Belgian politician and mayor of the City of Brussels.

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Charles de Broqueville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles de Broqueville Died at 80 (1860-1940) Charles Marie Pierre Albert, Count de Broqueville was the 20th Prime Minister of Belgium, serving during World War I.

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Charles de Brouckère is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles de Brouckère Died at 64 (1796-1860) Jonkheer Charles Joseph Marie Ghislain de Brouckère was a Belgian nobleman and liberal politician. Born in Bruges, elder brother of future Prime Minister of Belgium Henri de ...more

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Charles Liedts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles Liedts Died at 76 (1802-1878) Charles A. Liedts was a Belgian liberal politician. He was President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives from 17 November 1843 until 20 May 1848.

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Charles Michel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles Michel age 43 Charles Michel is the current Prime Minister of Belgium. He is the son of Louis Michel, also a prominent politician. Charles Michel was the leader of the francophone liberal party Mouvement ...more

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Charles Picqué is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles Picqué age 70 Charles Picqué is a Belgian politician. He is a former Minister-President of the Brussels Capital-Region. After obtaining a master's degree in economics at the Institut d'administration ...more

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Charles Plisnier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles Plisnier Died at 56 (1896-1952) Charles Plisnier was a Belgian writer from Wallonia. He was a Communist in his youth and briefly belonged to the Trotskyist movement in the late 1920s. He disavowed communism, and became a Roman ...more

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Charles Rogier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Died at 85 (1800-1885) Charles Latour Rogier was a Belgian liberal statesman and a leader in the Belgian Revolution of 1830. He became Prime Minister of Belgium on two separate occasions: from 1847 to 1852, and again ...more

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Charles Woeste is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles Woeste Died at 85 (1837-1922) Charles, Count Woeste, was a Belgian Roman Catholic politician of German descent. He was born in Brussels, the son of Edouard Woeste, who was of Prussian descent who became a naturalized Belgian ...more

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Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb age 82 Baron Charles-Ferdinand N. M. P. Nothomb is a French-speaking Belgian politician. He is a member of the Humanist Democratic Centre. He served as Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1980 ...more

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Daniel Ducarme is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Daniel Ducarme Died at 56 (1954-2010) Daniel Ducarme was a Belgian politician and former Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region.

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Danielle Godderis-T'Jonck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Danielle Godderis-T'Jonck age 63 Danielle Godderis-T'Jonck is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA. She was elected as a member of the Flemish Parliament in 2009.

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Danny Pieters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Danny Pieters age 62 Danny Pieters is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA. He was elected as a member of the Belgian Senate in 2010. He was the 33rd President of the Belgian Senate from July 2010 ...more

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Daphné Dumery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Daphné Dumery age 44 Daphné Dumery is a Belgian politician and is affiliated to the N-VA. She was elected as a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives in 2010.

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Didier Reynders is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
age 60 Didier J.L. Reynders is a Belgian politician and a member of the Mouvement Réformateur. He was Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister for Finance and Institutional Reforms in the ...more

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Dirk Sterckx is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Dirk Sterckx age 72 Dirk Jozef Maria Sterckx, born on 25 September 1946 in Herent, is a Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament for Flanders with the Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten, Member of the ...more

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Edmond de Sélys Longchamps is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Died at 87 (1813-1900) Baron Michel Edmond de Sélys Longchamps was a Belgian liberal politician and scientist. Selys-Longchamps was regarded as the world's greatest authority on dragonflies and damselflies. His ...more

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Edmond Leburton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Edmond Leburton Died at 82 (1915-1997) Edmond Jules Isidore Leburton was a Belgian politician and former Prime Minister. He first entered Parliament representing Huy, Belgium.

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Edward Anseele is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
Edward Anseele Died at 82 (1856-1938) Edward Anseele was a Belgian socialist politician. Although his parents rather belonged to the lower middle class, Edward Anseele became active in the early socialist movement. Anseele attended ...more

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Elio Di Rupo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Belgium
age 67 Elio Di Rupo is a Belgian social-democratic politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Belgium from 6 December 2011 to 11 October 2014 and headed the Di Rupo Government. Di Rupo was the ...more