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History of Belgium

Can you answer the questions related to the history of Belgium?
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Last updated: September 15, 2018
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Modern day capital
Brussels
Official languages of Belgium
Dutch
French
German
How many provinces are there in Belgium?
10
This roman general called the Belgae the bravest in his "De Bello Gallico"
Julius Caesar
This leader of the Eburones, a Belgic tribe of north-eastern Gaul, became a Belgian national hero because of his resistance against the roman general above.
Ambiorix
This Holy Roman emperor was born in Ghent in 1500
Charles V
The Eighty Years' War (1568-1648) was a revolt against Philip II, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands, who was also King of which country from 1556 till 1598?
Spain
Which painter of history paintings, portraits, mythological paintings of voluptuous nude females, ... is considered the most notable artist of Flemish Baroque art school?
Peter Paul Rubens
From 1705 to 1795, the Belgian and present-day Luxembourg countries belonged to which country?
Austria
Which country annexed the Belgian territories in 1795?
France
In which town was Napoleon Bonaparte defeated in 1815? Hint: ABBA made a song about it.
Waterloo
In 1815, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was created, uniting the former Belgian territories and the former Seven United Provinces. Who was the first king?
William I
In which year did Belgium became independent from this United Kingdom of the Netherlands?
1830
Who was the first king of Belgium?
Leopold I
What was the name of the Belgian colony in Central Africa between 1908 and 1960?
Belgian Congo
In what year did the Germans began their occupation of Belgium in World War I?
1914
What was the last major German offensive campaign of World War II to stop Allied use of the Belgian port of Antwerp?
Battle of the Bulge
What is the name of the present king of Belgium?
Philippe
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