1789 in Belgium

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1789
in
Belgium

Decades:
See also: Other events of 1789
List of years in Belgium

Events in the year 1789 in the Austrian Netherlands and Prince-bishopric of Liège (predecessor states of modern Belgium).

Incumbents[edit]

Habsburg Netherlands[edit]

MonarchJoseph II
Governor GeneralMaria Christina of Austria-Lorraine with Albert Casimir of Saxony
Minister PlenipotentiaryFerdinand von Trauttmansdorff

Prince-Bishopric of Liège[edit]

Prince-BishopCésar-Constantin-François de Hoensbroeck

Events[edit]

April
  • 29 April – Joseph II's government in Brussels issues a decree establishing rural representation in the Third Estate of the States of Brabant and abolishing their right to veto taxes.[1]
May
June
August
September
  • 16 September – Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen de Franchimont: Declaration of Rights proclaimed at Franchimont Castle.
October
November
  • Prussian forces sent to quell Liège revolution occupy the city of Liège.
December

Publications and performances[edit]

  • André Grétry
    • 2 March – Raoul Barbe-bleue (opera), Paris, Comédie-Italienne
    • 17 March – Aspasie (opera), Paris, Opéra

Works of art[edit]

Births[edit]

May
April
October

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f D. De Stobbeleir, "Verzet tegen de hervormingen van Jozef II en de staatsgreep van 18 juni 1789", tr. M. Erkens, in Doorheen de nationale geschiedenis, vol. 1 (State Archives in Belgium, Brussels, 1980), pp. 262-267.
  2. ^ Bruno Demoulin, Recueil des instructions aux ambassadeurs et ministres de France (Principauté de Liège 31; 1998), p. xxxviii.

See also[edit]