Belgian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 513

  • 1914-08-06 WWI: French cavalry enters Belgium
  • 1914-08-07 French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • 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 Cavalry battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle of the Silver Helmets")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-08-15 Dinant, Belgium, destroyed by German bombs. Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1914-08-16 German army occupies last fort at Liege, Belgian general Leman caught
  • 1914-08-18 -20] Belgian army withdraws to Antwerp
  • 1914-08-19 German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • 1914-08-20 German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians
  • 1914-08-20 German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp
  • 1914-08-21 Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
  • 1914-08-22 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • 1914-08-22 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines, Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 -24] German troops plunder Belgium
  • 1914-08-23 Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant, Belgium

  • 1914-08-24 Battle of Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
  • 1914-08-24 German troops occupy Namur, Belgium
  • 1914-08-25 -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
  • 1914-08-25 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • 1914-08-25 German troops in occupied Belgium begin the 6 week "Sack of Louvain," destroying historical buildings and killing hundreds of civilians
  • 1914-09-05 Great Britain, France, Belgium and Russia sign pact of London
  • 1914-09-09 -12] Belgian offensive from Antwerp
  • 1914-09-28 German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WWI)
  • 1914-10-10 German forces rout Belgians in Antwerp, Belgium (WWI)
  • 1914-10-13 The Belgian government in exile installed at St Adresse at Le Havre
  • 1914-10-30 Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium), aka 'Wipers' during WWI begins
  • 1914-11-22 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
  • 1914-12-03 Dutch army opens fire on interned Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
  • 1915-03-10 British Army captures Neuve Chapelle, Belgium

BattleExecution

1915-10-12 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

  • 1916-03-20 Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
  • 1916-04-20 German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
  • 1916-05-06 Belgian troops march into Kigali, German East Africa
  • 1916-09-19 Belgian troops conquer Tabora, German East Africa
  • 1916-11-13 British offensive at Ancre, Belgium

  • 1917-02-04 Belgian Council of Flanders established
  • 1917-08-05 British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe, Belgium
  • 1918-11-18 Belgian troops re-enter Brussels, lost to the German invaders on 20 August 1914
  • 1918-11-21 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
  • 1919-03-30 Belgian Army occupies Düsseldorf
  • 1919-07-27 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1920-05-01 Belgium-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens
  • 1920-07-27 14th Tour de France: Belgian rider Philippe Thys becomes first to win the race 3 times
  • 1920-08-31 Belgium starts paying old age pensions
  • 1920-09-12 VII Summer Olympic Games close in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1920-09-29 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmö dy
  • 1921-04-24 1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium
  • 1921-05-17 Belgian and Luxembourg sign customs union
  • 1921-07-24 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
  • 1921-07-29 New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
  • 1921-09-03 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
  • 1921-10-17 Belgium's public library law goes into force
  • 1922-05-07 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
  • 1922-07-23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1922-11-16 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
  • 1922-12-22 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
  • 1923-01-11 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 1923-01-17 Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
  • 1923-02-18 Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages
  • 1923-03-20 Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent
  • 1923-05-07 Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad
  • 1923-05-23 Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England
  • 1923-06-15 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post and railroad strike
  • 1923-07-31 Belgian Chamber discusses bilinguality at Ghent University
  • 1923-08-31 League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German)
  • 1923-11-24 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

1924-02-03 Switzerland claims the inaugural Olympic bobsleigh gold medal at the Chamonix Games, ahead of Great Britain and Belgium
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Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
  • 1924-02-27 Belgium's Theunis government falls
  • 1924-03-11 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
  • 1924-04-15 Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
  • 1924-04-27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • 1924-10-19 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hr work day in Belgium
  • 1924-11-30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh
  • 1925-02-02 Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • 1925-02-12 E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • 1925-03-06 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • 1925-04-03 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • 1925-04-05 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1925-08-18 Belgium & US sign treaty about war debts
  • 1925-08-18 Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
  • 1925-08-25 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • 1925-08-30 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium
  • 1925-10-05 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • 1925-10-11 Belgian episcopelian speaks against Flemish activism
  • 1926-01-21 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • 1926-01-22 Belgian chief of staff General Maglinse quits
  • 1926-03-10 Run on Belgian banks
  • 1926-03-12 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
  • 1926-03-15 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls
  • 1926-05-20 Belgian government of Jaspar takes power
  • 1926-07-16 Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc
  • 1926-07-18 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
  • 1926-07-23 Belgian NMBS/SNCFB forms
  • 1926-09-22 Belgian crown prince Leopold and Swedish Princess Astrid get engaged
  • 1926-09-30 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
  • 1926-10-26 Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
  • 1927-02-08 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed
  • 1927-03-24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian & Netherland's Wielingen Treaty
  • 1927-05-11 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 881

  • 1817-04-13 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian and archivist (Brussels), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1898)
  • 1817-08-17 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
  • 1818-07-24 Félix Godefroid, Belgian harpist and composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1897)
  • 1819-04-06 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian librarian
  • 1820-02-17 Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)
  • 1820-03-25 Xavier de Merode, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope in Rome (d. 1874)
  • 1820-08-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1873)
  • 1822-03-29 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter (landscape paintings), born in Namen, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • 1822-11-07 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1822-12-10 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (Symphonic Variations), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1823-05-11 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
  • 1823-08-14 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • 1824-07-11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1898)
  • 1824-11-24 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1890)
  • 1826-04-04 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian electrical engineer (Gramme dynamo), born in Jehay-Bodegnée, Belgium (d. 1901)
  • 1826-12-03 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer and musicologist, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • 1827-04-17 Frans Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1896)
  • 1827-07-18 Pierre-Lambert Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Mechelen and Cardinal Primate of Belgium, born in Perk, Steenokkerzeel, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • 1828-07-31 François-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin), born in Huise (d. 1908)
  • 1829-07-26 Auguste Beernaert, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium (1884-94) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1909, born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • 1830-05-25 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), born in Lede, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • 1831-04-12 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • 1832-02-25 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • 1833-02-25 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress and mother of Theodoor Verstraete, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1903)
  • 1833-04-17 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1900)
  • 1834-11-25 Jean-Baptist Colyns, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1902)
  • 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 Belgium (1865-1909), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1909)
  • 1835-08-27 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author and painter, born in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • 1835-11-09 Jean-Theodore Radoux, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1911)
  • 1836-05-17 Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, born in Nevele, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1923)
  • 1836-07-09 Camille de Renesse, Belgian nobleman and entrepreneur, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1904)
  • 1836-08-23 Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians, born in Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary (d. 1902)
  • 1836-12-15 Edmond Picard, French-Belgian lawyer and writer (La forge Roussel), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1837-02-26 Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
  • 1837-03-24 Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and son of Leopold I, born in Royal Castle of Laeken, Belgium (d. 1905)
  • 1837-12-18 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)
  • 1838-04-23 Alfred Verwee, Flemish painter, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • 1840-01-03 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgian helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1840-06-07 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1927)
  • 1840-06-11 Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1888)
  • 1840-11-25 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author and poet (Flemish Movement), born in Deerlijk, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • 1841-04-07 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanicus
  • 1841-07-04 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist and archaeologist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • 1841-11-20 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1901)
  • 1842-02-22 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor (Ukkel)
  • 1842-05-07 Isla van Diest, Belgian physician, 1st female doctor and 1st female university graduate in Belgium, born in Louvain, Belgiun (d. 1916)
  • 1842-08-20 Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1935)
  • 1842-08-24 Edouard J. A. Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1885)
  • 1842-08-28 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1842-09-27 Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist, born in Ronse, Belgium (d. 1903)
  • 1843-03-18 Jules HPFX Vandenpeereboom, premier of Belgium (1899)
  • 1843-05-13 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician
  • 1843-12-06 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter and etcher, born in Ghent, belgium (d. 1900)
  • 1844-01-30 Moritz von Bissing, German gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), born in Ober Bellmannsdorf, Prussia (d. 1917)
  • 1844-05-09 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders), born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • 1844-06-21 Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway) (d. 1909)
  • 1845-08-09 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter and illustrator, born in Laken, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1845-10-26 Hendrik Waelput, Flemish composer and conductor (Forest, Stella), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1885)
  • 1845-11-18 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social worker (1st Belgian farm gilde)
  • 1846-11-19 Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1933)
  • 1847-05-25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1922)
  • 1847-08-27 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist and bishop of Bridge, born in Rollegem, Belgium (d. 1931)
  • 1847-08-31 Arthur Verhaegen, Belgian architect and worker's union leader, born in Brussels (d. 1917)
  • 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)
  • 1849-06-08 Julien Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1904)
  • 1850-01-05 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter & etcher, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1851-01-25 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Sea Bride, Princess of Herberg), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • 1851-08-19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian Catholic Party politician and 19th Prime Minister of Belgium (1908-11), born in Wilsele, Belgium (d. 1917)
  • 1851-11-21 Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Belgian philosopher and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1852-08-31 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)
  • 1852-09-20 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro), born in Belœil, Belgium (d. 1929)
  • 1853-02-14 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist and Mayor of Antwerp, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • 1853-05-02 Marie Verstraete, Belgian actress (Mooi Juultje van Volendam, Frou Frou), born in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium (d. 1928)
  • 1854-04-22 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1943)
  • 1854-05-27 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1927)
  • 1854-11-16 Jules van den Heuvel, Belgian lawyer and politician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1855-05-21 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
  • 1855-10-16 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian
  • 1855-12-10 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1856-04-11 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, born in Moorslede, Belgium (d. 1893)
  • 1856-07-06 Edward Anseele, Belgian socialist politician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1938)
  • 1857-02-21 Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
  • 1857-08-18 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1858-01-27 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • 1858-02-18 Louise, princess of Belgium, married and divorced Philipp, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1858-07-16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège (d. 1931)
  • 1858-09-12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, born in Grembergen, Dendermonde, Belgium (d. 1921)
  • 1858-10-15 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, born in Fredericksburg, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1858-10-19 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)
  • 1859-09-21 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron and writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave), born in Nevele, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • 1861-11-30 Franz Gailliard, Belgian painter (Zeustempel in Athens), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • 1862-03-17 Silvio Gesell, Belgian economist (d. 1930)
  • 1862-05-05 Max Elskamp, Belgian author and poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1931)

Person of interestMaurice Maeterlinck

1862-08-29 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1862-10-10 Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, born in Louvain, Belgium (d. 1940)
  • 1862-11-23 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
  • 1862-12-03 Jules Renkin, Belgian politician (28th Prime Minister of Belgium 1931-32), born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1934

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 449

  • 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
  • 1911-03-20 Jean-Theodore Radoux, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • 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 Auguste Beernaert, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium (1884-94) and Nobel Peace Prize laureare 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 Louisa Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium during World War I at 49
  • 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 and sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies at 33
  • 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 von Bissing, Prussian general, dies at 73
  • 1917-09-05 Arthur Verhaegen, Belgian architect and worker's union leader, dies at 70
  • 1918-03-24 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 53
  • 1919-02-21 Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • 1919-02-25 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • 1919-10-08 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • 1920-11-02 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
  • 1921-02-04 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter and illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1921-05-03 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, dies at 36
  • 1921-05-28 Geo Mestdagh, Belgian aviation pioneer, dies
  • 1921-11-12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1922-04-05 Charles F A Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85
  • 1922-12-25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), dies at 75
  • 1923-12-01 Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, dies at 87
  • 1924-02-24 Edmond Picard, French-Belgian laywer and writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 1924-03-01 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • 1924-10-21 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • 1925-02-22 Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 1926-01-23 Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Belgian philosopher and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 74
  • 1926-05-13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, dies at 68
  • 1926-10-22 Jules van den Heuvel, Belgian lawyer and politician, dies at 71
  • 1926-12-14 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64
  • 1927-01-19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • 1927-05-28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies at 73
  • 1928-01-27 Marie Verstraete, Belgian actress (Mooi Juultje van Volendam, Frou Frou), dies at 74
  • 1929-04-10 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • 1929-07-22 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • 1929-08-16 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, dies at 70
  • 1931-05-12 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1931-12-10 Max Elskamp, Belgian author and poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1932-02-17 Franz Gailliard, Belgian painter and graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
  • 1932-04-10 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1933-12-11 Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
  • 1934-02-17 Albert I, King of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • 1934-07-15 Jules Renkin, Belgian politician (28th Prime Minister of Belgium 1931-32), dies at 71
  • 1935-08-29 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), dies in a car accident at 29
  • 1935-11-01 Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat, dies at 72
  • 1936-06-11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • 1936-12-20 Baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid
  • 1937-11-23 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • 1937-12-03 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
  • 1938-02-18 Edward Anseele, Belgian socialist politician, dies at 81
  • 1938-04-27 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44
  • 1938-12-27 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments dies at 72
  • 1939-02-15 Henri Jaspar, Premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68
  • 1939-11-06 Adolphe Max, Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
  • 1940-03-19 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
  • 1940-08-29 Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, dies at 77
  • 1941-04-26 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician & physiologist, dies at 74
  • 1941-11-01 Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1942-04-03 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • 1942-07-14 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies
  • 1943-04-08 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • 1943-05-10 Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943-05-10 Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943-05-10 Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • 1943-05-14 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913), dies at 89
  • 1943-11-16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944-02-01 Martin Lunssens, Belgian composer, dies at 72

Person of interestLeo Baekeland

1944-02-23 Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and inventor (bakelite plastics), dies at 80

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • 1944-09-06 Robert Lejour, Belgian lawyer/resistance fighter, murdered
  • 1944-10-27 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • 1944-11-28 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
  • 1946-02-21 José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
  • 1946-09-28 Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies
  • 1947-06-16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86
  • 1947-08-20 Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79
  • 1947-12-29 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian and general archivist, dies at 78
  • 1948-05-24 Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)

Person of interestMaurice Maeterlinck

1949-05-06 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1949-11-08 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest and writer (Maria Magdalena -1928), dies at 75
  • 1950-08-18 Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered
  • 1951-02-16 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
  • 1951-03-11 Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • 1951-04-01 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, dies at 51
  • 1951-06-14 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1951-09-24 Georges Rency, Belgian poet and literature, dies at 75
  • 1952-01-08 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • 1952-02-14 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1952-04-05 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • 1952-04-24 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82