History of Belgium

Can you name these people, places, and things from Belgian history?
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Last updated: July 3, 2021
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Near what Belgian town did Napoleon meet his final defeat?
Waterloo
What British commander defeated Napoleon at that battle?
Duke of Wellington
What event was hosted in Antwerp in 1920?
Summer Olympics
What country was personally owned (and abused) by King Leopold of Belgium?
D.R. Congo
What region, east of the above, did Germany cede to Belgium after WWI?
Ruanda-Urundi
Near what Belgian city were five WWI battles fought?
Ypres
What type of famous musical instrument was invented by a Belgian guy named Adolphe?
Saxaphone
Who painted "The Elevation of the Cross" and fleshy women?
Peter Paul Rubens
What famous painter will say what a pipe isn't?
René Magritte
Who painted the "Arnolfini Portrait" and a self portrait in a red turban?
Jan van Eyck
In what sport did Eddy Merckx compete in tournaments?
Cycling
What scientific theory was originally formalised by Belgian Catholic priest and
professor of physics Georges Lemaître
Big Bang
From what country did Belgium declare its independence in 1830?
Netherlands
What little blue comic figures were created by Peyo in 1958?
The Smurfs
What fictional detective was created by Agatha Christie?
Hercule Poirot
What football player had the highest transfer fees for Real Madrid?
Eden Hazard
What German counter-offensive on the Western front took place in late 1944?
Battle of Bulge
Via what forest in Belgium did Hitler invade France?
Ardennes
Who was sworn in as King of the Belgians in 2013?
King Philippe
What was the name of the WWI plan where Germany invaded France via neutral Belgium?
Schlieffen Plan
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Level 20
Sep 2, 2020
didn't know the fleshy women painter ... until i saw the name XD
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Level 43
Nov 6, 2020
Can you accept Filip for Philippe?
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Level 63
Jul 3, 2021
province Belgium *was part of
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Level 53
Jul 3, 2021
The musical instrument is spelled wrong - enjoyed the quiz apart from that.
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Level 83
Jul 3, 2021
Yes, please fix, it's saxophone (and arguably sax would be enough).
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Level 83
Jul 3, 2021
Not bad at all, but it needs some fixes:

4) It would be better to show the answer "Congo Free State", though it is indeed the same territory as Belgian Congo then Zaire, then DRC.

7) Saxophone, ok, that has already been said.

14) Nothing wrong, but Tintin would be more representative than the Smurfs (because Tintin is a Belgian guy, and his adventures are snapshots of Belgian and World history, especially in the 30s).

15) On the other hand, Poirot has nothing to do here. It's British literature, not Belgian history.

17) Battle of the Bulge

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Level 55
Jul 3, 2021
Can you accept Filip as well?
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2021
here in Belgium we call it "battle of the ardennes" (either in dutch or french)