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Ixelles Cemetery

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Phone  +32 2 515 66 91
Ixelles Cemetery
Address  Chaussée de Boondael 478, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Hours  Open today · 8AM–4:30PMFriday8AM–4:30PMSaturday8AM–4:30PMSunday8AM–4:30PMMonday8AM–4:30PMTuesday8AM–4:30PMWednesday8AM–6PMThursday8AM–4:30PM
Burials  Victor Horta, Georges Ernest Boulanger
Similar  Ixelles Ponds, Gribaumont metro station, Stade du Vivier d'Oie, Duden Park, Wolvendael Park

The Ixelles Cemetery (French: Cimetière d'Ixelles, Dutch: begraafplaats van Elsene), located in Ixelles in the southern part of Brussels, is one of the major cemeteries in Belgium.


The Ixelles Cemetery also refers to a neighbourhood with a lot of bars and restaurants for students, north of the actual cemetery. It is in fact located between the two main campuses of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solbosch and La Plaine).


Personalities buried here include:

  • Luigi Bigiarelli, (1876–1908), athlete, founder of the S.S. Lazio
  • Anna Boch (1848–1936), painter
  • Jules Bordet (1870–1961), Nobel Prize in medicine
  • Georges Boulanger (1837–1891), French Minister of War and exile in Belgium, who committed suicide here in September 1891
  • Victor Bourgeois (1897–1962), architect and urban planner
  • Marcel Broodthaers (1924–1976), artist
  • Fernand Brouez (1861–1900), editor La Société Nouvelle
  • Charles De Coster (1827–1879), novelist
  • Neel Doff (1858–1942), artists' model and writer
  • Jean Isaac Effront (1856–1931), inventor
  • Édouard Louis Geerts (1846–1889), sculptor, whose tomb was designed by architect Victor Horta and sculptor Charles van der Stappen
  • Lucette Heuseux (1913–2010), painter
  • Victor Horta (1861–1947), architect
  • Louis Hymans (1829–1884), journalist and politician
  • Paul Hymans (1865–1941), statesman
  • Joseph Jacquet (1857–1917), Army general during the First World War
  • Camille Lemonnier (1844–1913), writer
  • Constantin Meunier (1831–1905), painter and sculptor
  • Jean-Baptiste Moëns (1833–1908), philatelist
  • Frederic Neuhaus (1846–1912), pharmacist, inventor of chocolate pralines
  • Paul Saintenoy (1862–1952), architect
  • Jacques Saintenoy (1845-1947), architect
  • Ernest Solvay (1838–1922), chemist and industrialist, tomb designed by Victor Horta
  • Carl Sternheim (1878–1942), German writer
  • Joseph Wieniawski (1837–1912), composer
  • Antoine Wiertz (1806–1865), painter
  • Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931), violinist
  • Marc Van Bever (1974–2010), film producer
  • Antonio Deinde Fernandez (1936–2015), African diplomat and business tycoon
  • War Graves

    In the "pelouse d'honneur" in Block A are buried First World War soldiers from Belgium, France, Italy, Russia and Great Britain (twelve identified soldiers) who died mainly as prisoners-of-war.


    Ixelles Cemetery Wikipedia

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