Timeline of Brussels

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Brussels, Belgium.

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Prior to 18th century

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Brussels in the 17th century
The procession of Our Lady of Sablon in Brussels on 31 May 1615
The Popinjay shooting in Brussels
The bombardment of Brussels by French troops of Louis XIV in August 1695

18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

See also

Other cities in Belgium


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  • Anton Kreukels; et al., eds. (2005). "Brussels". Metropolitan Governance and Spatial Planning: Comparative Case Studies of European City-Regions. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-49606-8. 

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