The Netherlands declare independence. The outbreak of a revolution in France in July 1830 inspire a Belgian uprising in August. Dutch troops are driven from Brussels, and on October 4th a unique coalition of Catholics and Liberals proclaim Belgian independence. The great powers--Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia--accept Belgian independence from the Netherlands.
Germany invades. The Belgian army holds position behind Yser river until 1918.
Antwerp hosts the Summer Olympic Games.
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Constantinus Brihet, "Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914"
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