1797 in Belgium

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1797
in
Belgium

Decades:
See also: Other events of 1797
List of years in Belgium

Events in the year 1797 in the Belgian Departments of France. The French First Republic had annexed the Austrian Netherlands and Prince-bishopric of Liège (predecessor states of modern Belgium) in 1795 and had reorganised the territory as the nine departments Dyle, Escaut, Forêts, Jemmape, Lys, Meuse-Inférieure, Deux-Nèthes, Ourthe, and Sambre-et-Meuse.[1]

The year 1797 corresponds to the period from 12 Nivôse of Year V to 11 Nivôse of Year VI in the French Republican Calendar.

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Events[edit]

February
April
October
November
  • 20 November – French authorities begin compiling lists of priests in Belgium
  • 25 November – Law of 5 Frimaire confiscates property of all religious colleges, seminaries and confraternities (implementation started 31 December).[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Oudiette, Dictionnaire géographique et topographique des treize départemens de la Belgique et de la rive gauche du Rhin (Paris, Cramer, 1804). On Google Books.
  2. ^ NBW IV, 656
  3. ^ s.v. "Austrian Netherlands", Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History since 1789, edited by Nicholas Atkin, Michael Biddiss, Frank Tallett (Oxford, 2011).
  4. ^ a b Jan Roegiers, "Revolutie in de seminaries", Trajecta 9 (2000), 112-133.
  5. ^ NBW VI, 215
  6. ^ NBW II, 557
  7. ^ NBW II, 44