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Belgium
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FAMOUS BELGIANS

SIR PETER PAUL RUBENS
Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour, and sensuality. He is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. Rubens was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England.

VINCENT VAN GOGH
He was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.
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Official language(s): Dutch, French, German

Capital: Brussels

Population: 10,8 mill.

Currency: Euro (EUR)