Memorial

Large_placeholder_br The Brabançonne

Statue: The Brabançonne

The Brabançonne
---
Oh Belgium, Oh my dear mother!
To you our hearts, to you our arms.
To you our blood, Oh my country!
We all swear it, you will live!

{On the back is inscribed:}
Erected by public subscription, September 1930

Original inscription:

LA BRABANÇONNE

O BELGIQUE ! O MERE CHERIE !
A TOI NOS COEURS, A TOI NOS BRAS.
A TOI NOTRE SANG, O PATRIE !
NOUS LE JURONS TOUS, TU VIVRAS !

{On the back is inscribed:}
ÉRIGÉ PAR SOUSCRIPTION PUBLIQUE
SEPTEMBRE - 1930

The statue was originally positioned in the Grand Place as one of a number that were scattered around Brussels on a temporary basis to celebrate the 1918 Armistice. After some time in storage it was brought out to take up its present permanent position to mark the Centenary of Belgium Independence, this second inauguration being on 16 November 1930.

Site: The Brabançonne (1 memorial)

1000, place Surlet de Chokier

Go to map of other memorials in this area

Subjects commemorated

1071

The Brabançonne

Lyrics: Louis-Alexandre Dechet (?-1830) and Charles Rogier (1800-1885). Musi...

Read More