- (1817-1877)Jan Pellering was born in Brussels on 22 October 1817. Drawn to socialist doctrines, he moved toward communist beliefs and took an active part with Karl Marx in founding the Association démocratique (1847). He was an influential figure in the formative years of the Belgian workers' movement. Pellering died in Brussels on 15 June 1877.
Historical Dictionary of Brussels. Paul F. State.