57-51 before J.C: conquest of the Long pole Belgium by Julius
Caesar. This region was lived by peoples of Celtic and Germanic
In the IIIth century ap J.C: invasion by Francs, Saxon and Frisian.
The North is marked by the Germanic influence and the South assimilates
the Latin culture.
843: Treated with Verdun, the Belgian territory is divided into
two parts; Flanders is connected in France and east territories
connected in Germany.
Of the XIth in the XIVth: principalities form whereas cities
become important centres of business and industry.
XVth: the Belgian territories are the ownership of Dukes de Bourgogne.
XVIth: the Belgian principalities are connected as a result of
Netherlands then of Austria and Spain with Charles the Fifth.
1516-1560: Numerous revolts between the Protestants of the North
and the Catholics of the South.
1579: Seven provinces of the North become independent and form
Province united; those of the South replace under the Spanish
1790: Proclamation of States Belgium united.
1795-1815: The Belgian provinces become French.
1804: By the Napoleon code, the Belgians become French citizens.
1815: Freed of Waterloo, Belgium pass under control of Netherlands.
1831: Independence of Belgium, proclamation of its neutrality
and birth of the monarchy consitutionnelle: Léopold 1st of Saxe-Cobourg
becomes the first sovereign.
1914-1918/1939-1945: this neutral state is occupied by the Germans
during both world wars.
1947: Signature of the protocol of Customs union between Belgium,
Netherlands and Luxemburg: Benelux.
1951: Adbication of Léopold III and succession of Baudoin Ier.
1957: Membership(support) to the EEC.
1977: The Pact of D'Egmont cuts relatively independent Belgium
in three regions: Flanders, Wallonie and Brussels.
1993: Ratification of the Constitution transforming Belgium into
a federal state.