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Égide Rombaux (19 January 1865– 11 September 1942) was a Belgian symbolist sculptor.

Rombeaux was born in Schaerbeek on 19 January 1865. the son of the sculptor Felix Rombaux and Emerence–Rosalie Lemmens. He studies at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Brussels from 1879 while simultaneously working as an assistant to Albert Desenfans. He received his first commission in 1887; sculptures of Antoine van der Noot and Antoine van Grimbergen for Brussels Town Hall. He worked in Florence from 1889 to 1992. He returned to Brussels in 1895, and taught at the academies in Antwerp and Brussels.

Rombaux died in Uccle on 11 September 1942.

The The First Morning, a 1913 marble by Rombaux is in the collection of the Tate Britain. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, which have a large selection of his work, have a study.

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