Namesakes

Belgian Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Frans Schollaert   1908-1911  
Mark Eyskens (a.k.a. Frans)   1981  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 literature
(literature) Frans Eemil Sillanpää   1939  
Notable Artists: 1 cartoonist, 1 painter
Frans Hals   c. 1580-1666  
Willy Vandersteen (a.k.a. Frans)   1913-1990  
Notable Athletes: 1 rugby, 1 soccer
(soccer) Frans Thijssen   1952-  
(rugby) Frans Malherbe   1991-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Frans Bauer   1973-  
Notable Musicians: 1 singer
Frans Bauer   1973-     
Notable Writers: 1 author
Willy Vandersteen (a.k.a. Frans)   1913-1990  
Olympic Medalists: 1 gold/silver
(gold/silver) Ville Pörhölä (a.k.a. Frans)   1920; 1932   shot put; hammer throw  
Other Royalty: 1 prince
Emmanuel of Belgium (a.k.a. Frans)   2005-   Belgium