Memorial

Baron Jolly Baron Jolly

Credit for this entry to:
Yannick Du Bois

Plaque: Baron Jolly

To
Ae Ed Baron Jolly Lt General
Member of the Provisional Government of 1830
First Organisator of the Belgian Army
Born on 13 April 1799 in his house at Quai au Foin nr 19
and died there on 3 December 1883

Original inscription:

A
AE ED BARON JOLLY LT GÉNÉRAL
MEMBRE DU GOUVERNEMENT PROVISOIRE DE
1830
PREMIER ORGANISATEUR DE L’ARMÉE BELGE
NE LE 13 AVRIL 1799 EN SON HOTEL
QUAI AU FOIN NO 19
Y DÉCÉDÉ LE 3 DÉCEMBRE 1883

In his "Dictionnaire historique et anecdotique des rues de Bruxelles", Jean d'Osta teaches us that rue Van Gaver was built in 1884 on grounds that belonged to Baron Jolly. Still, it is not clear why this plaque was put at this house, telling us that the person it commemorates was born and died in the house at the corner of the street.

Site: Baron Jolly (1 memorial)

1000, rue Van Gaver, 16

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