Belgian History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 486

  • 1057-08-02 Frederik van Lotharingen elected as 1st Belgium Pope Stephen IX [X]
  • 1302-07-11 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army
  • 1357-06-03 Peace of Ath signed (in modern Belgium), settles Brabant succession
  • 1370-05-22 Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels, Belgium
  • 1488-02-05 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
  • 1549-07-17 Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
  • 1566-08-20 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1567-08-08 Duke of Alva's army enters Brussels, Belgium
  • 1574-05-30 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
  • 1584-07-10 Spanish army leader Richebourg conquers Liefkenshoek, Belgium
  • 1786-09-05 Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
  • 1790-01-11 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
  • 1795-10-01 Belgium is conquered by France.
  • 1814-08-01 Belgian King Willem I accepts blame in Southern defeat
  • 1814-08-08 Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1815-03-16 Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
  • 1830-08-25 Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins the Belgian Revolution
  • 1830-10-04 Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
  • 1830-10-26 Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
  • 1830-10-27 Major-General Baron D Chasse bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution)
  • 1830-12-20 Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium
  • 1831-02-07 Belgium adopts its Constitution
  • 1831-06-04 National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
  • 1831-07-21 Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king
  • 1831-08-02 Ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium
  • 1831-08-08 Battle of Hasselt - Dutch army drives out Belgians
  • 1831-08-12 Netherlands & Belgium sign peace treaty
  • 1832-11-23 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • 1833-11-18 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
  • 1834-05-01 Belgian parliament accepts railway laws
  • 1834-05-08 Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium
  • 1839-04-19 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom & Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
  • 1842-11-08 Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
  • 1846-06-14 Belgian Liberal Party forms
  • 1865-07-26 Patrick Francis Healy is 1st African American awarded PhD (from University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • 1870-07-02 Jules Joseph d'Anethan is elected the tenth Prime Minister of Belgium.
  • 1871-01-01 Belgium disbands salt tax
  • 1876-09-26 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)
  • 1882-09-12 Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
  • 1884-04-10 US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo
  • 1885-02-05 King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession
  • 1885-02-26 Berlin Conference gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to Great Britain
  • 1885-05-02 Congo Free State formed by King Leopold II of Belgium
  • 1888-09-19 World's 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium)
  • 1888-12-30 Belgium: king Leopold II installs Order of African Star
  • 1889-12-13 Belgium rules on women/child labor law
  • 1890-07-03 King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium
  • 1892-11-23 Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
  • 1894-04-12 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central- Africa
  • 1894-12-09 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
  • 1895-08-30 Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education
  • 1896-11-11 Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
  • 1897-10-15 King Leopold II takes Belgian crown
  • 1898-07-22 Crew of Belgium RV Belgica see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs - 1st expedition to endure Antarctic winter
  • 1899-01-24 Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms
  • 1900-05-28 In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work
  • 1901-04-28 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)
  • 1901-10-18 Belgium's Louise of den Plas begins activities towards women rights
  • 1902-04-08 Demonstration organised by socialists in Belgium as people demand better education, living conditions, the right to strike and universal male suffrage result in a riot and some deaths
  • 1902-11-15 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • 1903-05-20 Britain's House of Commons begins a debate on the charges of poor administration and ill treatment of natives in Belgium's colony in the Congo Free State
  • 1903-06-29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo
  • 1903-09-19 King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo
  • 1903-12-12 Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo
  • 1904-04-26 Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms
  • 1904-07-05 4th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Belgium in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1905-04-30 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)
  • 1905-05-14 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
  • 1906-04-19 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
  • 1906-06-03 Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession
  • 1906-10-28 Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 1906-12-09 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
  • 1907-04-12 Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer resigns
  • 1907-05-01 Belgium government of De Trooz forms
  • 1907-05-02 Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
  • 1908-01-09 Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium
  • 1908-05-24 Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election
  • 1908-05-31 Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)
  • 1908-08-20 Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo
  • 1908-10-18 Belgium annexes Congo Free State
  • 1908-10-20 King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium
  • 1909-05-01 Netherlands begins unity with Belgium
  • 1909-06-27 Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)
  • 1909-12-07 Belgian-born Leo Baekeland of Yonkers, New York, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
  • 1909-12-17 Leopold II, king of Belgium, died in Laeken after a reign of exactly 44 years
  • 1909-12-23 Albert I becomes the third King of the Belgians
  • 1910-04-27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
  • 1911-01-01 Belgian Mining law introduces 9½ hour work day
  • 1911-06-08 Belgium government of Schollaert falls
  • 1911-06-17 Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
  • 1912-07-28 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • 1913-04-14 Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
  • 1913-07-27 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1914-01-26 Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index
  • 1914-07-26 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1914-08-02 Belgian government receives German ultimatum
  • 1914-08-03 Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
  • 1914-08-03 Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice
  • 1914-08-04 WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 683

  • 1512-03-05 Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
  • 1514-12-31 Andreas Vesalius, anatomist (Fabrica), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1574-01-23 Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
  • 1597-03-01 Jean-Charles de la Faille, Belgian mathematician (d. 1652)
  • 1612-06-23 André Tacquet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1660)
  • 1660-02-15 Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/dean of artisans
  • 1674-06-22 Eugene J P, Earl of Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo
  • 1690-09-12 Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1710-04-14 Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer
  • 1722-07-22 Jean-Noel/Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian
  • 1728-01-02 Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium
  • 1734-01-17 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza)
  • 1735-05-23 Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author
  • 1768-08-27 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Maastricht)
  • 1779-10-10 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP
  • 1782-08-15 Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)
  • 1790-04-30 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrialist
  • 1790-12-16 King Léopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
  • 1791-02-01 Charles J Sax, Belgian music instrument builder
  • 1791-04-13 Félix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance
  • 1792-02-12 Ferdinand de Braekeleer, Belgian painter
  • 1792-06-09 Frederic L G, Earl of Merode, Belgian revolutionary
  • 1794-04-12 Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry)
  • 1795-02-15 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign)
  • 1795-08-28 Joannes A Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond
  • 1796-02-22 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician
  • 1796-02-29 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology
  • 1797-04-17 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor
  • 1800-03-12 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian
  • 1801-10-14 Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)
  • 1802-01-19 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
  • 1802-02-20 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
  • 1803-04-23 Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian minister of Justice
  • 1804-04-23 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium)
  • 1804-07-04 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader
  • 1804-10-28 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)
  • 1806-01-05 Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
  • 1807-01-12 Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
  • 1808-01-11 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist
  • 1809-02-15 André Dumont, Belgian geologist (d. 1857)
  • 1810-07-11 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor
  • 1812-03-10 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
  • 1812-04-02 Louise-Marie of France, queen of Belgium (d. 1850)
  • 1812-04-03 Louisa Maria, Queen of the Belgians (1832-50/wife of Leopold I)
  • 1813-08-21 Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)
  • 1814-01-30 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian glass painter
  • 1814-05-30 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • 1814-11-06 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician/inventor (saxophone)
  • 1816-07-11 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
  • 1817-02-19 Willem III, last male King of the Netherlands (1849-90), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1817-04-13 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian/archivist (Brussels)
  • 1817-08-17 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
  • 1819-04-06 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian librarian
  • 1820-02-17 Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)
  • 1820-03-25 Xavier F M G, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope (in Rome)
  • 1822-03-29 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter
  • 1822-11-07 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer
  • 1822-12-10 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
  • 1823-05-11 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
  • 1823-08-14 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • 1826-04-04 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
  • 1826-12-03 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist
  • 1828-07-31 Francois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)
  • 1829-07-26 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
  • 1830-05-25 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
  • 1831-04-12 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor
  • 1832-02-25 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • 1833-04-17 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (d. 1900)
  • 1835-01-13 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior
  • 1835-02-27 Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
  • 1835-04-09 Leopold II, King of Belgians (1865-1909)
  • 1835-05-05 Leopold II, Belgian crown prince, baptized
  • 1836-05-17 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)
  • 1836-07-09 Camille de Renesse, Belgian count (d. 1904)
  • 1836-08-23 Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
  • 1836-12-15 Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)
  • 1837-02-26 Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
  • 1837-03-24 Philips, Count of Flanders Belgium
  • 1837-12-18 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)
  • 1840-01-03 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1840-06-07 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1841-04-07 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • 1841-11-20 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)
  • 1842-02-22 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
  • 1842-03-07 Anne CAI van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist
  • 1842-09-27 Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • 1843-03-18 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899)
  • 1843-05-13 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician
  • 1844-01-30 Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, German gen/gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17)
  • 1844-05-09 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders)
  • 1844-06-21 Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st railway Congo)
  • 1845-08-09 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
  • 1845-11-18 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social worker (1st Belgian farm gilde)
  • 1846-11-19 Emile C Wauters, Belgium, painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery)
  • 1847-08-21 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
  • 1847-10-09 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin)
  • 1851-01-25 Jan Blockx, Belgium, opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg)
  • 1851-08-19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
  • 1851-11-21 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
  • 1852-08-31 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister

Famous Weddings

  • 1477-08-16 Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, weds Mary of Burgundy, the heiress to the Duchy of Burgundy in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1816-05-02 Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
  • 1832-08-09 King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria

HeartWedding of Interest

1857-07-27 Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • 1875-02-04 Princess Louise of Belgium marries Prince Philip von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Belgium
  • 1894-05-28 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern
  • 1900-10-02 Belgium crown prince Albert von Saksen-Coburg weds Elisabeth of Bayern

HeartWedding of Interest

1919-07-10 Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

  • 1926-11-10 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden
  • 1930-01-08 Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
  • 1941-09-11 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels
  • 1941-12-06 King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels
  • 1959-07-02 Belgian Albert, Prince of Liège marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels
  • 1960-12-15 King Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-06-25 "Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium

  • 1999-12-04 Philippe, Duke of Brabant and heir apparent to Belgium throne marries the honourable Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
  • 2003-04-12 Prince Laurent of Belgium (39)marries Claire Coombs (29) in Belgium
  • 2006-11-07 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • 2012-10-19 Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Guillaume (30) weds Countess of Belgium Stephanie de Lannoy (28) in a civil ceremony at the Hotel De Ville in Luxembourg

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 382

  • 0659-03-17 Gertrude of Nivelles, Belgian abbess, patron saint of travellers, dies at about 32
  • 1058-03-29 Stephen IX, [Frederik van Lotharingen], 1st Belgium Pope (1057-58), dies
  • 1192-11-24 Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
  • 1260-02-19 Boniface, of Lausanne, Belgian bishop/saint, dies
  • 1472-04-06 Pieter Bladelin, Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies
  • 1544-05-29 Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
  • 1567-05-31 Guido de Bres, Belgian theologian (b. 1522)
  • 1589-07-01 Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
  • 1648-04-22 Catharina Belgian van Nassau, daughter of Willem, dies at 69
  • 1719-09-19 Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/lord of the manor, executed at 59
  • 1732-09-12 Eugene JP earl the Merode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, dies at 58
  • 1770-04-28 Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60
  • 1803-06-08 Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian, dies at 80
  • 1814-12-13 Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belgium fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79
  • 1828-09-04 Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
  • 1830-11-04 Frederic LG de Merode, Belgian revolutionary, dies in battle at 37
  • 1840-06-19 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50
  • 1841-11-01 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
  • 1847-02-15 Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
  • 1847-09-23 Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgium revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)
  • 1848-04-24 Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69
  • 1849-02-15 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44
  • 1850-10-11 Louisa Maria, queen of Belgium (1832-50)/wife of Leopold I, dies at 38
  • 1852-07-19 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • 1857-02-07 Félix PBOG, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65
  • 1857-02-28 André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)
  • 1859-01-08 Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50
  • 1865-04-26 Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74
  • 1865-12-10 King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
  • 1867-03-02 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect, dies at 50
  • 1869-03-19 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (triangulatie), dies at 64
  • 1869-10-23 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer, dies at 72
  • 1870-04-08 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1871-02-26 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
  • 1874-02-17 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgium astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77
  • 1874-07-11 Xavier FMG earl Merode, Belgium pontifical defense minister, dies at 54
  • 1876-01-10 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
  • 1880-05-20 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76
  • 1881-06-06 Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61
  • 1882-07-11 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • 1883-09-15 Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium physicist (Blue Moon), dies
  • 1884-03-31 Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77
  • 1885-12-24 Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian, dies at 85
  • 1886-06-18 Joannes A Paredis, Belgian/Neth bishop of Roermond, dies at 90
  • 1887-11-20 Louis Gallait, Belgian painter (Egmont & Receiver), dies at 77
  • 1888-10-08 Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian Minister of Justice, dies
  • 1889-04-15 Father Damien, Belgian missionary (b. 1840)
  • 1889-10-03 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • 1890-03-22 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader, dies at 85
  • 1890-11-08 Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
  • 1890-11-16 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • 1891-01-23 Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Flaanders, dies at 21
  • 1891-07-31 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77
  • 1891-12-17 Msiri, ruler of the Garanganze Kingdom, Congo (Katanga), dies in battle against Belgian funded expedition
  • 1891-12-17 Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle against Msiri, ruler of Garanganze Kingdom in the Congo
  • 1892-06-16 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice, dies at 80
  • 1892-10-04 Guillaume Van Kerckhoven, Belgian captain, dies at 39
  • 1892-12-01 Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
  • 1894-02-14 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
  • 1895-05-24 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
  • 1895-09-17 Auguste Toulet, Belgian balloonist, dies
  • 1895-11-25 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1896-06-26 Louis CPR of Orleans, French duke (chosen king of Belgian), dies at 81
  • 1898-05-01 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81
  • 1899-11-19 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • 1900-08-19 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (b. 1833)
  • 1901-01-20 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (b. 1826)
  • 1901-05-30 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (b. 1841)
  • 1902-01-09 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66
  • 1902-09-19 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • 1903-07-09 Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist (b. 1842)
  • 1904-06-12 Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1905-02-18 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • 1905-04-04 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1906-01-25 Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
  • 1906-08-24 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
  • 1906-11-09 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • 1907-06-14 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/politician (CVP), dies
  • 1907-12-31 Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63
  • 1908-12-24 Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1909-12-14 Leopold II, king of Belgium, dies
  • 1910-07-03 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • 1910-07-15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • 1910-08-03 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
  • 1912-01-28 Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist (b. 1819)
  • 1912-05-26 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
  • 1912-06-25 Louis Antoine, Belgian miner/sect leader, dies at about 65
  • 1912-10-06 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • 1913-09-09 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician, dies
  • 1914-08-23 Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
  • 1914-11-24 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • 1915-02-10 Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
  • 1915-10-12 Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)
  • 1916-02-06 Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
  • 1916-04-01 Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1916-04-15 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75
  • 1916-07-11 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
  • 1916-09-27 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
  • 1917-03-06 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899), dies at 73
  • 1917-04-18 Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), dies at 73