Memorial

Large_placeholder_br Alexandre Gendebien

Statue: Alexandre Gendebien

To Alexandre Gendebien
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Erected through public subscription
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26 September 1874
{Under this is the text in Flemish - very much a late addition, but useful since it gives the date as "26 SEPTEMBER 1874", rather clearer than the archaic French.}

{On the back of the plinth:}
Born at Mons 4 May 1789. Died at Brussels 6 December 1869.
{The Flemish again useful clarifies this date as being 6 December 1869.}

Original inscription:

À
ALEXANDRE GENDEBIEN
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ÉRIGÉ
PAR SOUSCRIPTION NATIONALE
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26 7bre.1874
{Under this is the text in Flemish - very much a late addition, but useful since it gives the date as "26 SEPTEMBER 1874", rather clearer than the archaic French.}

{On the back of the plinth:}
NE À MONS LE 4 MAI 1789
DÉCÉDÉ À BRUXELLES LE 6 Xbre. 1869
{The Flemish again useful clarifies this date as being 6 December 1869.}

Inaugurated 26 September 1874 on Place de Justice, it was moved to Place Gendebien and now rests at place Frere-Orban. The statue shows Gendebien making one of his famous speeches of July 1831, opposing the treaty imposed on Belgium by the London conference.

Site: Alexandre Gendebien (1 memorial)

1000, square Frère-Orban

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Alexandre Gendebien

Born Mons. In 1833, following a disagreement in the Chamber, he had a pistol...

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