Famous people from Belgium
Do you want to know who the most famous people from Belgium are? This page will give you the answer. Of course it is hard to measure people's fame. Every measuring method will have its drawbacks. We use a simple assumption: people's fame can be measured by the number of times their name appears on the web. This number can be estimated by the page count returned by Google when searching for a name. The page counts can be found in front of the names in the next list.
Compared to an estimation in 1999, tennis player Kim Clijsters (new on the list) is the most famous Belgian, ahead of singer Jacques Brel (previously number three) and former number one, actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. Famous Belgian fiction characters like Tintin, the Smurfs and Hercule Poirot have not been considered.
Contributions for the list can be sent to erikt(at)xs4all.nl . Note that the numbers mentioned in the list are measurements made on a certain time point (16 September 2005). They will probably be slightly different at later times.
If you have a web page about famous people from this country or another then mail the url to me and we will make a link to your page.
Last update: October 28, 2006. erikt(at)xs4all.nl