1798 in Belgium

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1798
in
Belgium

Decades:
See also: Other events of 1798
List of years in Belgium

Events in the year 1798 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 (department), Forêts, Jemmape, Lys, Meuse-Inférieure, Deux-Nèthes, Ourthe, and Sambre-et-Meuse.[1]

The year 1798 corresponds to the period from 12 Nivôse of Year VI to 11 Nivôse of Year VII in the French Republican Calendar.

Incumbents[edit]

DirectorsPaul Barras, Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux, Jean-François Rewbell, Philippe-Antoine Merlin de Douai, François de Neufchâteau (until 20 May), Jean Baptiste Treilhard (from 20 May)

Events[edit]

September
October
  • 12 October – beginning of the Peasants' War (Boerenkrijg) in Flanders and Brabant.
  • 22 October – short-lived liberation of Mechelen from French rule.
  • 24 October – attempted British landing at Blankenberge fails.
December
  • 5 December – Decisive defeat of Peasant Army near Hasselt.

Deaths[edit]

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