Royaume de Belgique—Koninkrijk België
  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The kingdom of Belgium formed itself into an independent state in 1830, having from 1815 been part of the Netherlands. The secession was decreed on 4 Oct. 1830 by a provisional government, established in consequence of a revolution which broke out at Brussels, on 25 Aug. 1830. A National Congress elected Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg King of the Belgians on 4 June 1831; he ascended the throne 21 July 1831.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1969

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  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton

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