In the brand new series De Blauwe Gids (The Blue Guide), reporter Luc Haekens delves into the world of the Belgian aristocracy. For eight weeks, he climbs one step higher on the ladder of nobility. By Esquire to prince, all of them open - after much insistence - their castle gates and leave the viewer into a previously closed and unfamiliar world.

There appear to be nice and warm people living with fascinating stories. After a while Haekens may even travel with the Duke of Arenbergh and Count d'Ursel, and thanks to Knight d'Ydewaele allowed the camera for the first time in the Club's Blood Chapel, where the nobility monthly venerates the Holy Blood of Christ. Simon de Merode takes him to one of the most expensive wine cellars in the world, and he goes on vacation with Princess Désirée von Hohenlohe, to the luxury resort in Marbella, that her father founded his aristocratic friends.

The Blue Guide is as it not only includes a television series, but is supported by a paper version. The book "The Blue Guide" is displayed simultaneously with the broadcast on television.

De Blauwe Gids - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: Dutch

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 2015-10-29

De Blauwe Gids - Johan Christian Fabricius - Netflix

Johan Christian Fabricius (7 January 1745 – 3 March 1808) was a Danish zoologist, specialising in “Insecta”, which at that time included all arthropods: insects, arachnids, crustaceans and others. He was a student of Carl Linnaeus, and is considered one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century, having named nearly 10,000 species of animals, and established the basis for the modern insect classification.

De Blauwe Gids - Biography - Netflix

Johan Christian Fabricius was born on 7 January 1745 at Tønder in the Duchy of Schleswig, where his father was a doctor. He studied at the gymnasium at Altona and entered the University of Copenhagen in 1762. Later the same year he travelled together with his friend and relative Johan Zoëga to Uppsala, where he studied under Carl Linnaeus for two years. On his return, he started work on his Systema entomologiæ, which was finally published in 1775. Throughout this time, he remained dependent on subsidies from his father, who worked as a consultant at Frederiks Hospital. Fabricius was appointed a professor in Copenhagen in 1770, and in 1775 or 1776, the University of Kiel appointed Fabricius professor of natural history and economics, promising that they would build a natural history museum and a botanical garden. Although he tried to resign three times, on one occasion only being prevented by an appeal from his students to the Danish King and Duke of Schleswig, Christian VII, Fabricius held the position at Kiel for the rest of his life. During his time in Kiel, Fabricius repeatedly travelled to London in the summer to study the collections of British collectors, such as Joseph Banks and Dru Drury. Towards the end of his career, Fabricius spent much of his time living in Paris, where he frequently met with naturalists such as Georges Cuvier and Pierre André Latreille; he was also interested into the events of the French Revolution. On hearing of the British attack on Copenhagen in 1807, Fabricius returned to Kiel, damaging his already fragile health. He died on 3 March 1808, at the age of 63. His daughter died in an accident in Paris, but he was survived by two sons, who both studied medicine.

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