Baron Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery (1866–1934) was an officer in the Belgian Royal Navy who led the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–99. In 1896, de Gerlache purchased the Norwegian-built whaling ship Patria, which, following an extensive refit, he renamed as the Belgica. After charting & naming several islands during some 20 separate landings, they crossed the Antarctic Circle on 15 February 1898
The new "Titanic in 3D" stereoscopic stamp will be issued by the Belgian post (bPost) for the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912. The stamp was directed by Belgian cartoonist François Schuiten and Kris Maes.