List of Famous people born in Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. The Brussels-Capital Region is located in the central portion of the country and is a part of both the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community, but is separate from the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region. Brussels is the most densely populated and the richest region in Belgium in terms of GDP per capita. It covers 162 km2 (63 sq mi), a relatively small area compared to the two other regions, and has a population of over 1.2 million. The five times larger metropolitan area of Brussels comprises over 2.5 million people, which makes it the largest in Belgium. It is also part of a large conurbation extending towards Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Walloon Brabant, home to over 5 million people.

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1. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Kathleen Ruston

Audrey Hepburn
Female. British-Dutch actress
First Name: Audrey
Born on May 4, 1929
Died on January 20, 1993 (aged 63)
Height: 170 cm | 5'7"

2. Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg

Jean-Claude Van Damme
Male. Belgian actor, martial artist, director
First Name: Jean-Claude
Born on October 18, 1960 (age 61)
Height: 176 cm | 5'9"

3. Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula Gertrud Albrecht

Ursula von der Leyen
Female. German politician, president of the European Commission
First Name: Ursula
Last Name: Leyen
Born on October 8, 1958 (age 63)
Height: 161 cm | 5'3"

4. Virginie Efira

Virginie Efira
Female. Belgian actress and television presenter
First Name: Virginie
Born on May 5, 1977 (age 44)

5. Yannick Carrasco
Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

Yannick Carrasco
Male. Belgian association football player
First Name: Yannick
Born on September 4, 1993 (age 28)
Height: 180 cm | 5'11"
Footballer, Sportsperson

6. Julio Cortázar

Julio Cortázar
Male. Argentinian and French writer
First Name: Julio
Last Name: Cortázar
Born on August 26, 1914
Died on February 12, 1984 (aged 69)

7. Angèle
Angèle Joséphine Aimée van Laeken

Angèle
Female. Belgian singer, songwriter and actress

8. Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui

Marouane Fellaini
Male. Belgian association football player
First Name: Marouane
Born on November 22, 1987 (age 33)
Height: 194 cm | 6'4"
Footballer, Sportsperson

9. Dedryck Boyata
Anga Dedryck Boyata

Dedryck Boyata
Male. Belgian association football player
First Name: Dedryck
Born on November 28, 1990 (age 30)
Height: 188 cm | 6'2"
Footballer, Sportsperson

10. Marc Dutroux
Marc Paul Alain Dutroux

Marc Dutroux
Male. Belgian serial killer
First Name: Marc
Last Name: Dutroux
Born on November 6, 1956 (age 64)
Serial-killer

11. Jacques Brel
Jacques Romain Georges Brel

Jacques Brel
Male. Belgian singer-songwriter
First Name: Jacques
Last Name: Brel
Born on April 8, 1929
Died on October 9, 1978 (aged 49)

12. Roméo Elvis
Roméo Johnny Elvis Kiki Van Laeken

Roméo Elvis
Male. Belgian rapper
First Name: Roméo
Last Name: Elvis
Born on December 13, 1992 (age 28)

13. Stromae
Paul Van Haver

Stromae
Male. Belgian singer-songwriter
Born on March 12, 1985 (age 36)
Height: 191 cm | 6'3"

14. Mary of Burgundy

Mary of Burgundy
Female. Duchess of Burgundy and wife of Emperor Maximilian I
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Burgundy
Born on February 13, 1457
Died on March 27, 1482 (aged 25)

15. Jason Denayer
Jason Grégory Marianne Denayer

Jason Denayer
Male. Belgian association football player
First Name: Jason
Last Name: Denayer
Born on June 28, 1995 (age 26)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

16. Tatiana Silva

Tatiana Silva
Female. TV présentor
First Name: Tatiana
Born on February 5, 1985 (age 36)

17. Joseph Plateau

Joseph Plateau
Male. Belgian physicist and mathematician
First Name: Joseph
Last Name: Plateau
Born on October 14, 1801
Died on September 15, 1883 (aged 81)

18. Marka

Marka
Male. Belgian singer
Born on May 27, 1961 (age 60)

19. Lara Fabian
Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert

Lara Fabian
Female. Belgo-Canadian recording artist; singer
First Name: Lara
Last Name: Fabian
Born on January 9, 1970 (age 51)

20. Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi-Atunga

Michy Batshuayi
Male. Belgian association football player
First Name: Michy
Born on October 2, 1993 (age 28)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson
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