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Ghent, Belgium

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.gent.be/

Population:
229,344 (2004)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Ghent
1817

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Baekeland
Scientist
14-Nov-1863 23-Feb-1944 Father of plastics
Corneille Heymans
Scientist
28-Mar-1892 18-Jul-1968 Aortic and carotid chemoreceptors
Victor Horta
Architect
6-Jan-1861 9-Sep-1947 Art Nouveau architect
John of Gaunt
Royalty
Mar-1340 3-Feb-1399 Duke of Lancaster
Maurice Maeterlinck
Playwright
29-Aug-1862 6-May-1949 Pelléas et Mélisande
Jacques Rogge
Sports Figure
2-May-1942   President of the Int'l Olympic Committee
George Sarton
Historian
31-Aug-1884 22-Mar-1956 Introduction to the History of Science

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Burghersh
Government
1292 4-Dec-1340 Chancellor of England, 1328-30



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