Belgian literature is extremely broad and it would be rather simplistic to honour just one author, as the fields are so varied.
In the 11th century, the feudal system was waning. The cities, however, were very much on the rise. Their economic power allowed them to buy off far-reaching administrative autonomy from the Lords.
The comic strip is a fully-fledged art form and the Belgian comic book tradition has all the qualities required to compete on the world stage. That is indisputable.
A pedestrian tunnel was excavated over 31 metres deep below the Scheldt between 28 June 1931 and 14 August 1933 to connect both banks of the Scheldt in Antwerp.
In their heyday they were a place of great devotion, modesty, not to mention material activity.
Flanders played an important role in Western European art between the 15th and the 17th centuries.