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History of Belgium

  • Belgium has land Borders with 4 Countries – Germany, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

  • Belgium has three languages spoken in this Small Country – Belgium, Dutch, and Flemish

  • Have the Famed Cold Springs – Used for Hundreds of Years fro Healing – Word “Spa “ comes from here

  • Belgium is World famous for beer and Chocolate – and is the World’s number 1 exporter of chocolate

  • French Fries are believed to been invented here, and it is the Home of the Belgian Waffles

  • In 1846 – Adolphe Sax – invented the Saxophone

  • More Castles per square Mile than any other country in Europe

  • Oldest free Country in Europe in 1066

  • Home of “ Brussels Sprouts”

  • Has a very high Education rate and children are made to go until they are 18 years old

  • It is against the law not to vote

  • 1st country in the World to issue Electronic Passports

  • Napoleons Final defeat was in waterloo Belgium

  • Because of Lighting, the Belgium Highways can be seen from the Moon

  • Home to seven Monastries was the monks continue to Brew Beer

  • Is the Home of the Worlds largest Diamond Center

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History of Brussels / Bruxelles

  • Saint Gery Built a Chapel in 695AD on Banks of the Senne river

  • City was officially Founded in 979 AD – built near the Senne River – by Charles Duke of lotharingia

  • Revolution in 1830 against the Ruling Dutch

  • First set of City walls were in 11th Century – for protection of the City

  • Duke of Barbant made it the capital for 3 Centuries

  • Rebelled against Rome pre 1500s

  • By 1633 – had a population of 50,000

  • Revolt for Independence against King William of the Netherlands.

  • After the Revolution and Independence was gained population grew to over 120,000

  • Largest City in Belgium

  • Political Capital of Europe – Home of the European Union

  • The airport in Brussels is the Largest Selling Spot of Chocolate in the World

  • Audrey Hepburn Born in Brussels in 1929

  • Home to the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world – 35 meters / 115 Feet Deep many scuba divers train here, has couple artificial caves

Royalty / Government

  • Constitutional Monarchy – Chosen in 1830 upon Independence – Congress nominates

  • King Leopold I ( 1790 – 1865) Married to Charolette of Wales, and also then Louise of Orleans ( They had 4 Children )

  • King Leopold II ( 1835 – 1909) married to Marie Henriette of Austria 9 They had Three Children )

  • Albert I ( 1875 – 1934 ) Married to Elizabeth of Bavaria  ( they had 3 Children )

  • King Leopold III ( 1901 – 1993 ) married to Astrid of Sweden ( They had 3 children ) and also Lillian of Rethey  ( they had 3 Children )

  • King Baudin ( 1930 – 1993 )  married to Fabiola  ( they had 0 children )

  • King Albert II ( 1934 –       )  Married to Paola of Belgium ( they had 3 Children )

  • King Phillipe ( 1960 –       )  married to Mathilde of Belgium  ( they had 4 children )

Royal Palace

  • Built-in 1900 by King Leopold II

  • Was Constructed on the earlier Ruins of the Castles

  • Is open for Tours two weeks out of the year

  • Built-in Shadow of London and France Structures

Kings house

  • Houses the City Museum of Brussels

  • Completely rebuilt in 1873 – 1895

Monuments

  • Antonium – Landmark Building made for Expo 1958 – construction likeness of nine atoms – magnified 165 Billion times – originally designed to last 6 months – still standing today

  • Congress Column – represents the initiation of the First Congress in 1850, when the first stone was set – has a spiral staircase with 193 Steps – No longer able to be visited – originally could hold 16 Tourist

  • Infantry Memorial – In Memory of WWI and WWII Infantry Foot Soldiers who Perished

  • Jeannke – Pis – Citys modern trademark statue – Statue of a small Pig Tail girl peeing on the ground – makes no sense to me……

  • Fountaine Anspach – Tribute to Jules Anspach – Mayor of Brussels in 1863 – 1879

  • Pro Patria – This is the Monument to the Patriots that led the Revolution for Independence

  • Monument of Don Quijote Built-in 1929 – a tribute to

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