Memorial

The First 2 Belgian Flags The First 2 Belgian Flags

Plaque: The First 2 Belgian Flags

26 August 1830, Madame Abts made the first two Belgian flags here.

Original inscription:

LE 26 AOUT 1830
MME ABTS
CONFECTIONNA
ICI LES 2
PREMIERS
DRAPEAUX
BELGES

Madame Abts had a haberdasher’s shop on this site. Her flags had the stripes vertical rather than horizontal. It was not until Leopold, the first king was in place that the configuration was fixed to be what it is today. Click on external link for more information.

Site: The First 2 Belgian Flags (1 memorial)

1000, rue du Marche aux Herbes, 85

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