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Timeline of the history of Brussels

Timeline of the history of Brussels
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The Archives of the City of Brussels present a timeline of the history of Brussels in a new form. 265 entries cover 10 centuries of significant or more anecdotal events that have all shaped the identity of Brussels. The timeline is only available in French and Dutch.

This chronology invites you to discover or rediscover the rich history of Brussels. It begins with the supposed founding of the city in 979 and ends in 2021. Emphasis has also been placed on the creation of the municipal services, which bear witness to the evolution of the administration:

More information on the methodology and sources: project of the Brussels chronology (in French).