Belgian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 485

  • 1914-08-04 WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war
  • 1914-08-05 Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: French cavalry enters Belgium
  • 1914-08-07 French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • 1914-08-07 German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium
  • 1914-08-10 At Liege, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
  • 1914-08-12 Cavalry battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle of the Silver Helmets")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-08-15 Dinant, Belgium, destroyed by German bombs. Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1914-08-16 German army occupies last fort at Liege, Belgian general Leman caught
  • 1914-08-18 -20] Belgian army withdraws to Antwerp
  • 1914-08-19 German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • 1914-08-20 German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians
  • 1914-08-20 German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp
  • 1914-08-21 Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
  • 1914-08-22 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • 1914-08-22 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines, Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 -24] German troops plunder Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant, Belgium
  • 1914-08-24 Battle of Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
  • 1914-08-24 German troops occupy Namur, Belgium
  • 1914-08-25 -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
  • 1914-08-25 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • 1914-09-05 Great Britain, France, Belgium and Russia sign pact of London
  • 1914-09-09 -12] Belgian offensive from Antwerp
  • 1914-09-28 German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WWI)
  • 1914-10-10 German forces rout Belgians in Antwerp, Belgium (WWI)
  • 1914-10-13 The Belgian government in exile installed at St Adresse at Le Havre
  • 1914-10-30 Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium), aka 'Wipers' during WWI begins
  • 1914-11-22 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
  • 1914-12-03 Dutch army opens fire on interned Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
  • 1915-03-10 British Army captures Neuve Chapelle, Belgium
  • 1915-10-11 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners
  • 1916-03-20 Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
  • 1916-04-20 German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
  • 1916-05-06 Belgian troops march into Kigali, German East Africa
  • 1916-09-19 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
  • 1916-11-13 British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
  • 1917-02-04 Belgian Council of Flanders established
  • 1917-08-05 British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe, Belgium
  • 1918-11-18 Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
  • 1918-11-21 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
  • 1919-03-30 Belgian Army occupies Düsseldorf
  • 1919-07-27 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1920-04-20 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium
  • 1920-05-01 Belgium-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens
  • 1920-07-27 14th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1920-08-31 Belgium starts paying old age pensions
  • 1920-09-12 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium
  • 1920-09-29 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmö dy
  • 1921-04-24 1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium
  • 1921-05-17 Belgian and Luxembourg sign customs union

  • 1921-07-24 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
  • 1921-07-29 New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
  • 1921-09-03 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
  • 1921-10-17 Belgium's public library law goes into force
  • 1922-05-07 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
  • 1922-07-23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1922-11-16 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
  • 1922-12-22 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
  • 1923-01-11 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 1923-01-17 Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
  • 1923-02-18 Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages
  • 1923-03-20 Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent
  • 1923-05-07 Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad
  • 1923-05-23 Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England
  • 1923-06-15 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post & railroad strike
  • 1923-07-31 Belgian Chamber discusses bilinguality at Ghent University
  • 1923-08-31 League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)
  • 1923-11-24 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
  • 1924-02-27 Belgium's Theunis government falls
  • 1924-03-11 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
  • 1924-04-15 Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
  • 1924-04-27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • 1924-10-19 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hr work day in Belgium
  • 1924-11-30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh
  • 1925-02-02 Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • 1925-02-12 E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • 1925-03-06 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • 1925-04-03 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • 1925-04-05 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1925-08-18 Belgium & US sign treaty about war debts
  • 1925-08-18 Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
  • 1925-08-25 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • 1925-08-30 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium
  • 1925-10-05 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • 1925-10-11 Belgian episcopelian speaks against Flemish activism
  • 1926-01-21 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • 1926-01-22 Belgian chief of staff General Maglinse quits
  • 1926-03-10 Run on Belgian banks
  • 1926-03-12 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
  • 1926-03-15 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls
  • 1926-05-20 Belgian government of Jaspar takes power
  • 1926-07-16 Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc
  • 1926-07-18 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
  • 1926-07-23 Belgian NMBS/SNCFB forms
  • 1926-09-22 Belgian crown prince Leopold & Swedish princess Astrid get engaged
  • 1926-09-30 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
  • 1926-10-26 Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
  • 1927-02-08 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
  • 1927-03-24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's Wielingen Treaty

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 681

  • 1854-04-22 Henri-Marie Lafontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913)
  • 1854-05-27 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
  • 1854-11-16 Jules van de Heuvel, Belgian lawyer/politician
  • 1855-05-21 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
  • 1855-10-16 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
  • 1856-07-06 Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail/PTT
  • 1857-02-21 Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
  • 1857-08-18 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1858-01-27 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • 1858-02-18 Louise M A, princess of Belgium
  • 1858-07-16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • 1858-09-12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Grembergen, Dendermonde, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1858-10-19 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)
  • 1861-11-30 French Gailliard, Belgian painter (Zeustempel in Athens)
  • 1862-03-17 Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
  • 1862-05-05 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1862-08-29 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1862-11-23 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
  • 1862-12-03 Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)
  • 1862-12-16 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
  • 1862-12-23 Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
  • 1863-06-25 Emile Francqui, Belgian soldier (d. 1935)
  • 1863-11-14 Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakelite)
  • 1864-05-21 Princess Stephanie of Belgium (d. 1945)
  • 1865-12-16 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
  • 1866-01-25 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments (d. 1938)
  • 1866-02-24 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • 1866-08-14 Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Prime number theorem), born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1962)
  • 1867-04-25 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist
  • 1868-01-03 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
  • 1868-03-05 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • 1869-01-31 Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)
  • 1869-05-06 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/archivist
  • 1869-05-19 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State
  • 1869-06-04 Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Vlaanderen
  • 1869-06-10 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary/headed La Gazette
  • 1869-12-30 Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep (Lib)
  • 1870-02-17 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
  • 1870-04-07 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • 1870-06-13 Jules JBV Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (syphillis, Nobel 1919)
  • 1870-07-28 Henri Jaspar, Premier of Belgium (1927-31), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 1939)
  • 1871-05-26 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
  • 1872-07-30 Clementine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 1872-10-18 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun
  • 1873-08-03 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
  • 1873-12-09 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
  • 1874-04-30 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer
  • 1874-08-03 Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
  • 1875-04-08 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34)
  • 1875-04-27 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
  • 1875-07-15 Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
  • 1875-08-21 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1875-11-22 Georges Rency, Belgian poet
  • 1876-03-01 Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian IOC president (d. 1942)
  • 1876-05-17 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist
  • 1876-10-28 Albert E Michotte van den Berck, Belgian psychologist
  • 1876-11-17 Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 1877-02-17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • 1878-01-18 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
  • 1878-02-14 Julius Nieuwland, Hansbeke Belgium, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene)
  • 1878-03-25 Henry graaf de Baillet-Latour, Belgian President of IOC (1925-42)
  • 1878-07-15 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist
  • 1878-11-28 Jozef van Mierlo, Belgian Jesuit/literary (Hadewych)
  • 1879-02-24 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
  • 1882-04-01 Paul Anspach, Belgian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1991)
  • 1882-04-23 Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien, Belgian architect (WWII)
  • 1882-08-02 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)
  • 1883-02-07 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist
  • 1883-05-14 Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer (Antwerp Devil)
  • 1883-06-14 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian bible expert
  • 1883-12-23 Hubert M E Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)
  • 1884-02-23 Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
  • 1884-05-19 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)
  • 1884-06-07 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister/daily newspaper publisher (Last News)
  • 1884-07-29 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • 1884-08-31 George Al Sarton, Belgian-American chemist and historian, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1884-09-08 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1921)
  • 1884-12-18 Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister
  • 1884-12-28 Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter
  • 1885-01-17 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1885-05-05 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)
  • 1885-07-20 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
  • 1885-08-06 Jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union
  • 1885-10-24 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem)
  • 1885-11-17 Henry de Man, Belgian sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • 1886-01-21 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
  • 1886-03-14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1886-11-19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)
  • 1887-03-14 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter
  • 1887-05-09 Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer
  • 1887-11-05 Oscar Bossaert, Belgian industrialist and chocolate manufacturer (Victoria), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1888-03-19 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1888-07-19 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi
  • 1888-08-05 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
  • 1889-06-27 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor
  • 1890-03-06 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator/theory (Orfeo)
  • 1890-10-08 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1890-11-20 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter
  • 1891-01-28 Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • 1891-05-30 Iman J van den Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 382

  • 1919-02-21 Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • 1919-02-25 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • 1919-10-08 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • 1920-11-02 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
  • 1921-02-04 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1921-05-03 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (b. 1883)
  • 1921-05-28 Geo Mestdagh, Belgian aviation pioneer, dies
  • 1921-11-12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1922-04-05 Charles F A Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85
  • 1923-12-01 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1924-02-24 Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 1924-03-01 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • 1925-02-22 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 1926-01-23 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
  • 1926-05-13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, dies at 68
  • 1926-10-22 Jules Van de Hill, Belgian lawyer/politician, dies
  • 1926-12-14 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64
  • 1927-01-19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • 1927-05-28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies
  • 1929-04-10 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • 1929-07-22 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • 1931-05-12 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1931-12-10 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1932-02-17 Frans Gailliard, Belgian painter/graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
  • 1932-04-10 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1933-12-11 Emile C Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
  • 1934-02-17 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • 1934-07-15 Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies
  • 1935-08-29 Astrid S L T Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden, dies
  • 1936-06-11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • 1936-12-20 Baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid
  • 1937-11-23 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • 1937-12-03 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
  • 1938-02-18 Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81
  • 1938-04-27 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44
  • 1938-12-27 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments dies at 72
  • 1939-02-15 Henri Jaspar, Premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68
  • 1939-11-06 Adolphe Max, Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
  • 1940-03-19 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
  • 1941-04-26 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74
  • 1941-11-01 Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1942-07-14 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies
  • 1943-04-08 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • 1943-05-10 Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943-05-10 Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943-05-10 Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943-05-14 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  • 1943-11-16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944-02-24 Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80
  • 1944-09-06 Robert Lejour, Belgian lawyer/resistance fighter, murdered
  • 1944-10-27 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • 1944-11-28 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
  • 1946-02-21 José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
  • 1946-09-28 Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies
  • 1947-06-16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86
  • 1947-08-20 Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79
  • 1947-12-29 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78
  • 1948-05-24 Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-05-06 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1949-11-08 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian clergyman (b. 1874)
  • 1950-08-18 Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered
  • 1951-02-16 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
  • 1951-03-11 Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • 1951-06-14 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1951-09-24 Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • 1952-01-08 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • 1952-02-14 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1952-04-05 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • 1952-04-24 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • 1952-07-18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • 1952-07-22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-05-16 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, dies at 43

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • 1953-06-20 Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
  • 1953-07-12 Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • 1953-09-18 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
  • 1954-02-01 Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • 1954-03-17 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
  • 1954-10-22 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot, dies at 54
  • 1955-07-16 Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81
  • 1955-09-12 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), dies at 86
  • 1955-09-27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • 1956-02-03 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
  • 1956-02-26 Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72
  • 1956-03-22 George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71
  • 1956-04-02 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82
  • 1956-07-12 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
  • 1956-10-01 Stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36
  • 1956-10-02 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73
  • 1956-11-23 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
  • 1958-01-06 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
  • 1958-01-10 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • 1958-02-04 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • 1958-04-04 Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • 1958-09-17 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
  • 1959-04-08 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
  • 1959-09-17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
  • 1960-02-23 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)
  • 1960-10-22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
  • 1961-03-07 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
  • 1961-04-06 Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90