The Belgian Revolution
Part of Revolutions of 1830
Ten Days' Campaign (No Belgium)
Prince William leading the Dutch army to victory in the Ten Days' Campaign
Date 25 August 1830 – 21 August 1831
Location Northwestern Europe; the Netherlands and Belgium
Result Treaty of Brussels
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Flag of Belgium (1830) Southern Provinces
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Netherlands William I
Flag of the Netherlands Crown Prince William
Flag of Belgium (1830) Erasme Louis
Flag of Belgium (1830) Leopold Frederik

The Belgian Revolution (also known as the Belgian Uprising) was a conflict in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands during the early 19th century, which ended in the failure of an independent Belgian state.

Much of the population of the south were Roman Catholic and French-speaking, and believed King William I was despotic. Many in the Belgian region favored independence under a new monarchy, however the state suffered several military defeats in critical battles. With no foreign intervention, and the arrest of many key revolutionaries, the Belgians agreed to sue for peace within one year.

With the Treaty of Brussels, Dutch officials agreed to divide the Belgian "state" in two: the north (Flanders) remaining as Dutch territory, and the south (Wallonia) joining France. The treaty was well-received by much of the Wallonian population, however the annexation was cause for concern from several great European powers.



Wappers - Episodes from September Days 1830 on the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in Brussels

Episode of the Belgian Revolution of 1830

Initial battles


Treaty of Brussels


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