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History of Belgium

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Visit Belgium. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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In Belgium, there are actually two Santa Claus figures. For the Dutch-speaking community, there’s Sinterklaas, or St. Nicholas, and for the French-speaking community, there’s Pere Noel, or Santa Claus. worldholidaytraditions.com



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  • 1795 - October 1 - Belgium is conquered by France.

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  • 1800 - Population of Belgium (French Republic) - 4,000,000


  • 1815 - March 16 - Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium

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  • 1830 - October 4 - Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands

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  • 1831 - July 21 - Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king

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  • 1839 - April 19 - Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy

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  • 1868 - Belgium needs school-masters. Not one in ten of her artisans can read and write.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 19, 1868

  • 1870 - A terrible accident occurred on a railroad, near Luxembourg, Belgium, on the 9th. It is reported that twenty persons were killed.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 21, 1870

  • News 1880 - Ladies who wear sealskin sacques are very liable to not wear them,
    for in Belgium rabbit skins are successfully prepared to resemble sealskin, and thousands of rabbits are annually killed in England whose pelts go to ...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - DISASTER IN BELGIUM.
    A Railway Accident in Which Fourteen Person Were Killed and Fifty Others Injured.

    BRUSSELS, Feb. 4. - A railway train from Brussels to Namur was...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Belgium
    "Belgium, a small kingdom of Western Europe, is bounded on the N. by the Netherlands, on the E. by Luxemburg, Rhenish Prussia, and the Netherlands,...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of Belgiuim - 6,693,500


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  • News 1918 - November 21 - 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Belgium


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History and News of Belgium

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  • 1795 - October 1 - Belgium is conquered by France.

    historyorb.com
  • 1800 - Population of Belgium (French Republic) - 4,000,000
  • 1815 - March 16 - Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium

    historyorb.com
  • 1830 - October 4 - Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands

    historyorb.com
  • 1831 - July 21 - Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king

    historyorb.com
  • 1839 - April 19 - Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy

    historyorb.com
  • 1868 - Belgium needs school-masters. Not one in ten of her artisans can read and write.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 19, 1868
  • 1870 - A terrible accident occurred on a railroad, near Luxembourg, Belgium, on the 9th. It is reported that twenty persons were killed.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 21, 1870
  • News  1880 - Ladies who wear sealskin sacques are very liable to not wear them,
    for in Belgium rabbit skins are successfully prepared to resemble sealskin, and thousands of rabbits are annually killed in England whose pelts go to ... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - DISASTER IN BELGIUM.
    A Railway Accident in Which Fourteen Person Were Killed and Fifty Others Injured.

    BRUSSELS, Feb. 4. - A railway train from Brussels to Namur was... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Belgium
    "Belgium, a small kingdom of Western Europe, is bounded on the N. by the Netherlands, on the E. by Luxemburg, Rhenish Prussia, and the Netherlands,... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Belgiuim - 6,693,500
  • News  1918 - November 21 - 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die

    onthisday.com

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