Liège in History

Belgium: Antwerp - Brussels - Charleroi - Ghent

Historical Events

  • 0972-04-14 Notger becomes bishop of Liege
  • 1213-10-13 Battle of Steppes: Hugh Pierrepont, Bishop of Liège & Louis II, Count of Loon defeat Henry I, Duke of Brabant
  • 1313-02-15 Peace of Angleur, Liège signed
  • 1408-09-23 Battle of Othée; victory of John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy over Liège.
  • 1456-03-30 Prince Louis of Bourbon elected Bishop of Liege
  • 1465-12-22 Peace of St Truiden: Louis van Bourbon becomes bishop of Liège
  • 1467-10-29 Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege
  • 1468-10-30 Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, occupies & plunders Liege
  • 1468-11-03 Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.
  • 1541-04-25 -26) Liege flooded after heavy down pour
  • 1564-04-11 Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
  • 1702-10-13 Dutch and English troops occupy Liège
  • 1793-03-05 French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured
  • 1826-08-24 Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Liege) opens

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1843-01-02 Richard Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" premieres in Dresden

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

BattleBattle of Interest

1914-08-05 Battle of Liège: first battle of WWI, massive German assault on forts around Belgium city of Liège led by Erich Ludendorff

German WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI General
Erich Ludendorff
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: German Zeppelin bombs Liege, 9 killed
  • 1914-08-07 German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium
  • 1914-08-10 At Liege, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
  • 1914-08-12 German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege
  • 1914-08-13 -14] German army occupies forts at Liege
  • 1914-08-16 German army occupies last fort at Liege, Belgian general Leman caught
  • 1957-05-04 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
  • 1982-05-12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCharlemagne

0742-04-02 Charlemagne, 1st Holy Roman emperor (800-14), born in Liège, Frankish Kingdom (d. 814)

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
  • 1554-12-17 Ernest of Bavaria, Prince-elector-archbishop of the Archbishopric of Cologne, born in Munich (d. 1612)
  • 1577-10-07 Ferdinand, of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/archbishop
  • 1590-07-29 Gilles Hayne, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1650) baptismal date
  • 1613-06-22 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish baroque composer, born in Liege (d. 1696)
  • 1621-10-08 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1688)
  • 1623-03-14 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1668)
  • 1640-11-26 Carl Rosier, Dutch baroque composer, born in Liège (d. 1725)
  • 1703-09-03 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1704-02-24 Hubert Renotte, Flemish composer and organist, born in Liège (d. 1745)
  • 1715-06-02 Herman-Francois Delange, Belgian composer, born in Liège (d. 1781)
  • 1728-07-16 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1803)
  • 1744-07-20 Henri Hamal, composer, born in Liege (d. 1810)
  • 1760-11-09 Henri-Philippe Gerard, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1848)
  • 1809-02-15 André Dumont, Belgian geologist, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1857)
  • 1810-07-11 Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1882)
  • 1813-12-29 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1822-12-10 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (Symphonic Variations), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1824-07-11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1898)
  • 1835-11-09 Jean-Theodore Radoux, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1911)
  • 1839-04-18 Frantz Jehin-Prume, Canadian violinist and composer, born in Spa, Liège, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • 1847-10-09 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburg's coal basin), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • 1848-03-09 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Jupille-sur-Meuse, Liège, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1858-07-16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège (d. 1931)
  • 1873-12-14 Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • 1877-07-30 Charles Radoux-Rogier, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1877-09-20 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • 1879-10-25 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1884-03-02 Leon Jongen, Belgian composer, born in Liege (d. 1969)
  • 1886-03-13 Henri D Gagnebin, Belgian-Swiss organist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1892-04-28 Georges Antoine, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • 1893-03-09 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian painter and decorator, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 1903-02-13 Georges Simenon, Belgian born mystery writer (Maigret detective novels, Snow Was Black), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1906-09-25 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1908-07-12 Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician (Communist Party of Belgium (PCB)), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1922-07-03 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles), born in Liege, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1941-09-27 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), born in Warsage, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1945-09-13 Noël Godin, Belgian writer and humorist, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1949-10-13 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1973-05-03 Dominique Monami, Belgian tennis star, born in Verviers, Liège, Belgium
  • 1974-02-14 Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1982-06-01 Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player (7 x Grand Slam singles titles; Olympic gold 2004; WTA Tour C'ship 2006, 07; 43 x WTA singles titles), born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1984-03-13 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1987-10-05 Kevin Mirallas, Belgian footballer, born in Liège, Belgium

Famous Weddings

  • 1959-07-02 Belgian Albert, Prince of Liège marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels

Famous Deaths

  • 0974-04-25 Ratherius of Verona/Liege, bishop/abbot, dies at about 84
  • 1075-06-23 Theoduinus, Beiers prince-bishop of Liege, dies
  • 1229-04-04 Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies
  • 1258-04-05 Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies
  • 1344-11-03 Adolf van der Mark, prince-bishop of Liege (1313-44), dies at 56
  • 1425-01-05 John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
  • 1425-01-06 Jan of Bavaria, liege of Holland/bishop/duke, dies
  • 1505-12-18 John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed
  • 1538-02-16 Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65
  • 1565-01-27 Robrecht de Berghes, prince-bishop of Liege (1557-64), dies
  • 1688-06-03 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, dies at 66
  • 1694-02-01 John L baron van Elderen, 63rd bishop of Liege (1688-94), dies at 73
  • 1763-01-27 Johann Theodor of Bavaria, Prince-Bishop of Regensburg, Freising and Liège, dies at 59
  • 1982-10-03 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), dies at 41