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History

Belgium’s rich and complex history is intricately woven into the fabric of Europe. From its medieval origins as a trading hub to its role in major conflicts like World War I and II, Belgium has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, the formation of independent states, and the development of a distinctive cultural identity. Historical landmarks, such as medieval castles and World War I memorials, dot the landscape, offering glimpses into the nation’s past. Here are numerous stories describing various aspects of Belgium’s history.

Einstein in Belgium

When Einstein lived in Belgium

In 1933, Albert Einstein lived in Belgium before settling in the United States. Where did he live, and how can you follow in his footsteps?

Women’s rights in Belgium

The development of women’s rights in Belgium has been marked by gradual progress and significant milestones over time, but there is still work to do.

Joseph Guinotte and his American dreams

Belgian-born civil engineer Joseph Guinotte had the vision and drive to try to form a colony of Belgians in the fledgling town of Kansas City.

Queens of Belgium

The Queens of Belgium

The Queens of Belgium have played key roles in the history of the country, making significant cultural, social, and charitable contributions.

The bravery of Camille van Hove

In 1933, Belgian farmer Camille Van Hove received the Civil Cross 1st Class from King Albert I for his bravery following an air crash.

The Bones of Waterloo: where are they?

The bones of Waterloo

What happened to the bones of the thousands of dead soldiers at Waterloo, and what is the link with the sugar beet industry?

Kings of Belgium

The Kings of the Belgians

Discover the lives and legacies of the Kings of the Belgians, each of whom made their own valuable contribution to the development of the nation.

History of Belgium

Unraveling the rich history of Belgium

Discover the history of Belgium, a country with a rich tapestry of history, culture, and diversity amid strife and troubles.