The Royal Belgium Academy of Science

Founded in 1799

The Royal Belgium Academy of Science (Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux Arts) was founded in Brussels in 1769. The original Academy was founded by Philipp, Graf von Cobenzl, an Austrian chancellor, as a purely literary Academy but it was reorganised in 1816 into the Académie Impériale et Royale des Sciences et des Belles-lettres under the patronage of William I of The Netherlands.

A Flemish version of the Academy: The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en SchoneKunsten van Belgie) was founded in 1938.

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Last Updated August 2004