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Bruges, Belgium

LOCATION

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

Population:
117,025 (2004)

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hugo Claus
Author
5-Apr-1929 19-Mar-2008 The Sorrow of Belgium
Gotye
Musician
21-May-1980   Somebody That I Used to Know
Marcel Minnaert
Astronomer
12-Feb-1893 26-Oct-1970 Solar spectrophotometry
Tony Parker
Basketball
17-May-1982   San Antonio Spurs
Philip I
Royalty
22-Jul-1478 25-Sep-1506 King of Castile, 1506
Simon Stevin
Mathematician
1548 1620 Founder of hydrostatics

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jan van Eyck
Painter
c. 1390 9-Jul-1441 Ghent Altarpiece
Ralph Hopton
Military
1596 Sep-1652 Royalist commander, English Civil War
Hans Memling
Painter
c. 1430 11-Aug-1494 Flemish painter, Bruges school



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