The popularity contest was organised by the magazine Paris Match Belgique, the dailies La Dernière Heure and La Libre Belgique and the independent Francophone TV channel RTL - TVi.
King Albert had little trouble brushing off competition from the country's politicians. The monarch gained the support of three-quarters of those who took part in the poll.
The couple who rescued a child from the rubble of a house that had collapsed as a result of a gas explosion in Liège, but then themselves died in the incident, came second.
King Albert finished streets ahead of European President, the Belgian Herman Van Rompuy (1.7%), Flemish nationalist leader Bart De Wever (1.35%) and Francophone socialist leader Elio Di Rupo (1.29%).
That Belgian Francophones gave greater support to Mr De Wever than to Mr Di Rupo must show that they still have a sense of humour.