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Aachen or Bad Aachen, French and traditional English: Aix-la-Chapelle, is a spa and border city.
Baron Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery (2 August 1866 – 4 December 1934) was an officer in the Belgian Royal Navy who led the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–99.
The Albert Canal is a canal located in northeastern Belgium, which was named for King Albert I of Belgium.
Alken is a municipality located in Belgian province of Limburg.
Ambiorix (Gaulish "king in all directions") was, together with Cativolcus, prince of the Eburones, leader of a Belgic tribe of north-eastern Gaul (Gallia Belgica), where modern Belgium is located.
Antwerp (Antwerpen) is the northernmost province both of the Flemish Region, also called Flanders, and of Belgium.
An arrondissement is any of various administrative divisions of France, Belgium, Haiti, certain other Francophone countries, and the Netherlands.
The Arrondissement of Hasselt (Arrondissement Hasselt; Arrondissement de Hasselt) is one of the three administrative arrondissements in the Province of Limburg, Belgium.
The Arrondissement of Maaseik is one of the three administrative arrondissements in the Province of Limburg, Belgium.
The Arrondissement of Tongeren (Arrondissement Tongeren; Arrondissement de Tongres) is one of the three administrative arrondissements in the Province of Limburg, Belgium.
As is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Atuatuca (or Aduatuca) was the name of one or more fortified settlements in the region between the Scheldt and Rhine rivers, during the "Gallic wars" of Julius Caesar.
The Atuatuci or Aduatuci were, according to Caesar, a Germanic tribe who had been allowed to settle amongst the Germanic tribes living in east Belgium.
Axelle Red (born Fabienne Demal on 15 February 1968) is a Belgian singer-songwriter.
Barthélemy Théodore, Count de Theux de Meylandt (26 February 1794 – 21 August 1874) was a Belgian Roman Catholic politician who served as Prime Minister of Belgium three times.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The Belgae were a large Gallic-Germanic confederation of tribes living in northern Gaul, between the English Channel, the west bank of the Rhine, and northern bank of the river Seine, from at least the third century BC.
The Belgian Revolution (Belgische Revolution) was the conflict which led to the secession of the southern provinces (mainly the former Southern Netherlands) from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the establishment of an independent Kingdom of Belgium.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Beringen is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg The Beringen municipality includes the town of Beringen proper and the old communes of Beverlo, Koersel, and Paal.
Bilzen is a town and a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Bocholt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Bokrijk is a park and museum complex in the municipality of Genk in the Province of Limburg, Belgium.
Borgloon (French: Looz) is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Brabant Revolution or Brabantine Revolution (Révolution brabançonne, Brabantse Omwenteling), sometimes referred to as the Belgian Revolution of 1789–90 in older writing, was an armed insurrection that occurred in the Austrian Netherlands (modern-day Belgium) between October 1789 and December 1790.
Bree is a city in the Flemish province of Limburg, Belgium.
The Buckriders (Bokkenrijders, Les Chevaliers du Bouc), are a part of Dutch folklore, ghosts or demons, who rode through the sky on the back of flying goats provided to them by Satan.
The Campine (French) or De Kempen (Dutch) is a natural region situated chiefly in north-eastern Belgium and parts of the south-eastern Netherlands which once consisted mainly of extensive moors, tracts of sandy heath, and wetlands.
Carnival (see other spellings and names) is a Western Christian and Greek Orthodox festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent.
The Carolingian dynasty (known variously as the Carlovingians, Carolingus, Carolings or Karlings) was a Frankish noble family founded by Charles Martel with origins in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the 7th century AD.
The Catholic Church in Belgium, part of the global Catholic Church, is under the spiritual leadership of the Pope, the curia in Rome and the Conference of Belgian Bishops.
Cativolcus or Catuvolcus (died 53 BC) was king of half of the country of the Eburones, a people between the Meuse and Rhine rivers, united with Ambiorix, the other king, in the insurrection against the Romans in 54 BC; but when Julius Caesar in the next year proceeded to devastate the territories of the Eburones, Cativolcus, who was advanced in age and unable to endure the labours of war and flight, poisoned himself, after imprecating curses upon Ambiorix.
The Celts (see pronunciation of ''Celt'' for different usages) were an Indo-European people in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had cultural similarities, although the relationship between ethnic, linguistic and cultural factors in the Celtic world remains uncertain and controversial.
Charlemagne or Charles the Great (Karl der Große, Carlo Magno; 2 April 742 – 28 January 814), numbered Charles I, was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and Holy Roman Emperor from 800.
Jonkheer Charles Joseph Marie Ghislain de Brouckère (18 January 1796 – 20 April 1860) was a Belgian nobleman and liberal politician.
The Cimbri were an ancient tribe.
CIPAL is an inter-municipal ICT service with headoffices in Geel.
The Circuit Zolder, also known as Circuit Terlamen, is an undulating motorsport race track in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
The Civitas Tungrorum was a large Roman administrative district dominating what is today eastern Belgium, and the southern Netherlands.
Belgium is a federal state comprising three communities, three regions, and four language areas.
The County of Loon was a province of the ancien regime Holy Roman Empire, which by 1190 came under the overlordship of the Prince-bishop of Liège.
Cycle sport is competitive physical activity using bicycles.
Cyclocross (sometimes cyclo-cross, CX, cyclo-X or cross) is a form of bicycle racing.
Dana Winner is the stage name of Chantal Vanlee (born 10 February 1965 in Hasselt).
The Demer is an long river in eastern Belgium, right tributary of the Dijle.
Diepenbeek (Diepenbik) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.
Dilsen-Stokkem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
The Duchy of Brabant was a State of the Holy Roman Empire established in 1183.
The Duchy of Limburg or Limbourg was a state of the Holy Roman Empire.
The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.
The Dutch Republic was a republic that existed from the formal creation of a confederacy in 1581 by several Dutch provinces (which earlier seceded from the Spanish rule) until the Batavian Revolution in 1795.
Early Christianity, defined as the period of Christianity preceding the First Council of Nicaea in 325, typically divides historically into the Apostolic Age and the Ante-Nicene Period (from the Apostolic Age until Nicea).
The Early Middle Ages or Early Medieval Period, typically regarded as lasting from the 5th or 6th century to the 10th century CE, marked the start of the Middle Ages of European history.
East Francia (Latin: Francia orientalis) or the Kingdom of the East Franks (regnum Francorum orientalium) was a precursor of the Holy Roman Empire.
The Eburones (Greek: Ἐβούρωνες, Strabo), were a Gallic-Germanic tribe who lived in the northeast of Gaul, in what is now the southern Netherlands, eastern Belgium, and the German Rhineland, in the period immediately before this region was conquered by Rome.
The Eighty Years' War (Tachtigjarige Oorlog; Guerra de los Ochenta Años) or Dutch War of Independence (1568–1648) was a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces of what are today the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg against the political and religious hegemony of Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Eric Geboers (5 August 1962 – 6 May 2018) was a Belgian professional motocross racer and racing driver.
Eric Maria Gerets (born 18 May 1954) is a Belgian football manager and former footballer.
Eric Vanderaerden (born 11 February 1962) is a retired road cyclist from the town of Lummen, Belgium.
The First French Empire (Empire Français) was the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the dominant power in much of continental Europe at the beginning of the 19th century.
Flanders (Vlaanderen, Flandre, Flandern) is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, although there are several overlapping definitions, including ones related to culture, language, politics and history.
Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant, Brabant flamand) is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium.
The Flemish Region (Vlaams Gewest,; Région flamande) is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium—alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.
Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group.
Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
The French Revolution (Révolution française) was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France and its colonies that lasted from 1789 until 1799.
Frederika Marie Joseph (Frieda) Brepoels (born on 7 May 1955 in Mopertingen) is a Belgian politician of N-VA, mayor of Bilzen and former Member of the European Parliament for Flanders.
Fruit picking or fruit harvesting is a seasonal activity (paid or recreational) that occurs during harvest time in areas with fruit growing wild or being farmed in orchards.
Gallia Belgica ("Belgic Gaul") was a province of the Roman empire located in the north-eastern part of Roman Gaul, in what is today primarily Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Gaul (Latin: Gallia) was a region of Western Europe during the Iron Age that was inhabited by Celtic tribes, encompassing present day France, Luxembourg, Belgium, most of Switzerland, Northern Italy, as well as the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine.
The Gauls were Celtic people inhabiting Gaul in the Iron Age and the Roman period (roughly from the 5th century BC to the 5th century AD).
Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.
German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.
The germani cisrhenani, Latin for Germani "on this side of the Rhine" (cisrhenane), were a group of tribes who lived during classical times to the west of the Rhine river.
Germania Inferior ("Lower Germany") was a Roman province located on the west bank of the Rhine.
The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Southern Africa.
Gingelom is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Governor of the Belgian province Limburg is the provincial head of government.
Halen, formerly Haelen, is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, to the west of Hasselt.
The Hallstatt culture was the predominant Western and Central European culture of Early Iron Age Europe from the 8th to 6th centuries BC, developing out of the Urnfield culture of the 12th century BC (Late Bronze Age) and followed in much of its area by the La Tène culture.
Ham is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Hamont-Achel (Haëmet-Achel) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Harry Everts (born February 1952) is a Belgian former professional motocross racer.
Hasselt is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg.
Hechtel-Eksel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Heers is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Heinrich von Veldeke (aka: He(y)nric van Veldeke(n), Dutch Hendrik van Veldeke, born before or around 1150 – died after 1184) is the first writer in the Low Countries known by name who wrote in a European language other than Latin.
Herk-de-Stad is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Herman Reynders (born Hasselt, 1 February 1958) is a Belgian former basketball player and politician of the Socialistische Partij Anders (sp.a).
Herstappe is a Flemish municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Hesbaye (French), or Haspengouw (modern Dutch, medieval Hasbania or less often Haspinga) is a geophysical region in Belgium, a plateau region of low, fertile hills, running parallel with the northern bank of a section of the Maas river that flows from west to east.
Heusden-Zolder is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.
Hilde Houben-Bertrand (born Genk, 24 May 1940) is a Belgian politician of the Christian Democratic and Flemish Party (CD&V).
Hoeselt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Hoge Kempen National Park (Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen) is the first National Park in Flanders, Belgium.
The Holy Roman Empire (Sacrum Romanum Imperium; Heiliges Römisches Reich) was a multi-ethnic but mostly German complex of territories in central Europe that developed during the Early Middle Ages and continued until its dissolution in 1806.
Houthalen-Helchteren is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Indo-European languages are a language family of several hundred related languages and dialects.
Ingrid Berghmans (born 24 August 1961 in Koersel), also known as Ingrid Vallot, is a judoka from Belgium who has eight times been named Belgian Sportswoman of the Year.
Ingrid Daubechies (born 17 August 1954) is a Belgian physicist and mathematician.
Ingrid Vandebosch (born 8 November 1970) is a Belgian model and actress who won the Elite Look of the Year Award in 1990.
Jacky Martens (born 3 July 1963 in Lommel, Belgium) is a former professional motocross rider and F.I.M. 500cc Motocross World Champion.
Jan van Eyck (before c. 1390 – 9 July 1441) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges.
Jazz Bilzen was an annual multi-day open air jazz and pop festival that took place from 1965 to 1981 in the Belgian city of Bilzen.
The Jeker (Dutch: Jeker, French: Geer) is a river in Belgium and in the Netherlands.
Jelle Vossen (born 22 March 1989) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Club Brugge K.V.
Jozef 'Jos' Daerden (born 26 November 1954) is a Belgian football manager and a former player.
Joseph Vliers (18 December 1932 in Tongeren – 19 January 1995 in Tongeren), (mostly called Jef Vliers), was a Belgian football player who finished top scorer of the Belgian First Division with 25 goals and in 1958 while playing for Beerschot.
was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎).
Gaius Julius Caesar (12 or 13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC), known by his cognomen Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.
Koninklijke Patro Eisden Maasmechelen is a Belgian football club from the municipality of Maasmechelen in Limburg.
Koninklijke Racing Club Genk is a Belgian professional football club based in the city of Genk in Belgian Limburg.
Karel Lismont (born 8 March 1949) is a former Belgian long-distance runner.
Kate Ryan (born Katrien Verbeeck; 22 July 1980) is a Belgian singer and songwriter, and the winner of a World Music Award.
Kiewit is a Belgian parish and township within the northernmost section of the Dutch (Flemish) speaking municipality of Hasselt.
Kim Antonie Lode Clijsters (born 8 June 1983) is a Belgian former professional tennis player.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Koninkrijk der Nederlanden), commonly known as the Netherlands, is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with the large majority of its territory in Western Europe and with several small island territories in the Caribbean Sea, in the West Indies islands (Leeward Islands and Lesser Antilles).
Kinrooi is a municipality in the Belgian province of Limburg, between Maaseik and Bree.
Kortessem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.
The La Tène culture was a European Iron Age culture named after the archaeological site of La Tène on the north side of Lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland, where thousands of objects had been deposited in the lake, as was discovered after the water level dropped in 1857.
Saint Lambert (Landebertus/Lambertus; c. 636 – c. 705) was the bishop of Maastricht-Liège (Tongeren) from about 670 until his death.
Lanaken is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Léon Joseph Semmeling (Moelingen (Mouland), 4 January 1940) is a retired Belgian footballer.
Leopoldsburg (Bourg-Leopold) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Liège (Lîdje; Luik,; Lüttich) is the easternmost province of Wallonia and Belgium.
Limburg (Dutch and Limburgish: (Nederlands-)Limburg; Limbourg) is the southernmost of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands.
Limburg mijn Vaderland ("Limburg my Fatherland") is the official anthem of the two provinces of Limburg, Netherlands Limburg and Belgian Limburg.
The Limburg Science Park is a business incubator and science park located in Diepenbeek (Belgium) on the campus of Hasselt University.
Limburg United, for sponsorship reasons named Hubo Limburg United, is a professional basketball club based in Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium.
LimburgishLimburgish is pronounced, whereas Limburgan, Limburgian and Limburgic are, and.
The Linear Pottery culture is a major archaeological horizon of the European Neolithic, flourishing 5500–4500 BC.
Lisa del Bo, was born Reinhilde Goossens on 9 June 1961 in Mopertingen, Belgium.
Lommel is a municipality and a city in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Lommel SK is a Belgian association football club based in the city of Lommel, Limburg.
The London Conference of 1830 brought together representatives of the five major European powers Austria, Britain, France, Prussia and Russia.
Lothair I or Lothar I (Dutch and Medieval Latin: Lotharius, German: Lothar, French: Lothaire, Italian: Lotario) (795 – 29 September 855) was the Holy Roman Emperor (817–855, co-ruling with his father until 840), and the governor of Bavaria (815–817), Italy (818–855) and Middle Francia (840–855).
Lotharingia (Latin: Lotharii regnum) was a medieval successor kingdom of the Carolingian Empire, comprising the present-day Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany), Saarland (Germany), and Lorraine (France).
Luc Gilbert Cyrille Nilis (born 25 May 1967), nicknamed Lucky Luc, is a former Belgian football striker.
Lummen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.
Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg; Luxembourg, Luxemburg), officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe.
Maaseik (Limburgs: Mezeik) is a town and municipality in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Maastricht (Limburgish: Mestreech; French: Maestricht; Spanish: Mastrique) is a city and a municipality in the southeast of the Netherlands.
Material culture is the physical aspect of culture in the objects and architecture that surround people.
Meeuwen-Gruitrode (Limburgs: Miëve-Roj) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Meuse (la Meuse; Walloon: Moûze) or Maas (Maas; Maos or Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea.
Meuse-Inférieure ("Lower Meuse"; or Beneden-Maas) was a department of the First French Empire in present-day Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
The Meuse–Rhine Euroregion (Dutch: Euregio Maas–Rijn, French: Eurorégion Meuse–Rhin, German: Euregio Maas–Rhein, Limburgish: Euregio Maas–Rien) is a Euroregion created in 1976, with judicial status achieved in 1991.
The Michelsberg culture (Michelsberger Kultur (MK)) is an important Neolithic culture in Central Europe.
Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits.
Multilingualism is the use of more than one language, either by an individual speaker or by a community of speakers.
There are 27 municipalities with language facilities in Belgium which must offer services to residents in Dutch, French or German, in addition to their official languages.
Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars.
A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.
Cornelia Hubertina (Neel) Doff (Buggenum, Netherlands, 27 January 1858 – Ixelles, Belgium, 14 July 1942) was an author of Dutch origin living and working in Belgium and mainly writing in French.
Neerpelt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
Nicolas "Nico" Dewalque (born 20 September 1945 in Zichen-Zussen-Bolder) is a retired Belgian footballer.
Nieuwerkerken is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.
North Brabant (Noord-Brabant), also unofficially called Brabant, is a province in the south of the Netherlands.
Odilon Polleunis (born 1 May 1943), nicknamed Lon, was a Belgian football player who won the Belgian Golden Shoe in 1968 while at Sint-Truiden.
An open-air museum (or open air museum) is a museum that exhibits collections of buildings and artifacts out-of-doors.
Opglabbeek (Limburgs: Glabbek) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Overpelt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Peasants' War (Guerre des Paysans, Boerenkrijg, Klöppelkrieg, Klëppelkrich) was a peasant revolt in 1798 against the French occupiers of the Southern Netherlands, a region which now includes Belgium, Luxembourg, and parts of Germany.
Peer is a municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium.
A perron (in French; also perroen) is a stone column, often decorated with a globus cruciger, that was erected in cities belonging to the erstwhile Prince-Bishopric of Liège (980-1795).
The Prince-Bishopric of Liège was a state of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, situated for the most part in present Belgium, which was ruled by the Bishop of Liège.
Limburg was one of the provinces of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and later Belgium.
The country of Belgium is divided into three regions.
Pukkelpop is an annual music festival that takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium, in mid-to-late August.
The Revolt of the Batavi took place in the Roman province of Germania Inferior between AD 69 and 70.
Riemst (Riems) is place and a municipality in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Robert Cailliau (born 26 January 1947) is a Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who created the first web browser for the Mac.
Rock Werchter is an annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, near Leuven, since 1976 and is a large sized annual rock music festival.
Roermond (Remunj) is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hasselt, is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in Belgium.
The Ruhr (Ruhrgebiet), or the Ruhr district, Ruhr region, Ruhr area or Ruhr valley, is a polycentric urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The Salian Franks, also called the Salians (Latin: Salii; Greek: Σάλιοι Salioi), were a northwestern subgroup of the earliest Franks who first appear in the historical records in the third century.
The Saxons (Saxones, Sachsen, Seaxe, Sahson, Sassen, Saksen) were a Germanic people whose name was given in the early Middle Ages to a large country (Old Saxony, Saxonia) near the North Sea coast of what is now Germany.
A person's second language or L2, is a language that is not the native language of the speaker, but that is used in the locale of that person.
The secondary sector of the economy includes industries that produce a finished, usable product or are involved in construction.
Saint Servatius (Sint Servaas; Saint Servais, Սուրբ Սերվատիոս) (born in Armenia, died in Maastricht, traditionally in 384) was bishop of Tongeren —Latin: Atuatuca Tungrorum, the capital of the Tungri—.
The Seven Years' War was a global conflict fought between 1756 and 1763.
Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet (born 6 March 1988) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for club Liverpool and the Belgium national team.
Sint-Truiden (Saint-Trond) is a city and municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium, near the towns of Hasselt and Tongeren.
Koninklijke Sint-Truidense Voetbalvereniging, commonly known as Sint-Truiden or STVV or by their nickname De Kanaries (is a Belgian professional football club located in the city of Sint-Truiden in Limburg. Sint-Truiden plays in the Belgian Pro League. Their best ranking was a second place in 1965–66. They also reached the final of the Belgian Cup twice. The club was founded in 1924. They are matricule number 373. The club colours are yellow and blue, hence their nickname De Kanaries, meaning 'The Canaries'. They play their home games at the Stayen since 1927.
Spanish Netherlands (Países Bajos Españoles; Spaanse Nederlanden; Pays-Bas espagnols, Spanische Niederlande) was the collective name of States of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, held in personal union by the Spanish Crown (also called Habsburg Spain) from 1556 to 1714.
Stefan Everts (born 25 November 1972 in Bree) is a motocross racer from Belgium, who retired in 2006 after securing his record 10th World Title.
Steve Stevaert (born Robert Stevaert; 12 April 1954 – 2 April 2015) was a Belgian politician of the Flemish Socialist Party: the SP.A.
Steven Van Broeckhoven (27 September 1985) is a Belgian windsurfer, specialized in freestyle.
The Swifterbant culture was a Subneolithic archaeological culture in the Netherlands, dated between 5300 BC and 3400 BC.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (–) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire.
The Ten Days' Campaign (Tiendaagse Veldtocht, Campagne des Dix-Jours) was a failed military expedition by the United Kingdom of the Netherlands against the secessionist Kingdom of Belgium between 2 and 12 August 1831.
Tessenderlo is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
The Teutons (Latin: Teutones, Teutoni, Greek: "Τεύτονες") were an ancient tribe mentioned by Roman authors.
Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois (born 11 May 1992) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Chelsea and the Belgium national team.
Tongeren (Tongres, Tongern) is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, in the southeastern corner of the Flemish region of Belgium.
The Toxandri (or Texuandri, Taxandri, Toxandrians etc.) were a people living at the time of the Roman empire.
The Treaty of London of 1839, also called the First Treaty of London, the Convention of 1839, the Treaty of Separation, the Quintuple Treaty of 1839, or the Treaty of the XXIV articles, was a treaty signed on 19 April 1839 between the Concert of Europe, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kingdom of Belgium.
Saint Trudo (Tron, Trond, Trudon, Trutjen, Truyen) (died ca. 698) was a saint of the seventh century.
The Tungri (or Tongri, or Tungrians) were a tribe, or group of tribes, who lived in the Belgic part of Gaul, during the times of the Roman empire.
Hasselt University (Dutch: Universiteit Hasselt) is a university with campuses in Hasselt and Diepenbeek, Belgium.
The Urnfield culture (c. 1300 BC – 750 BC) was a late Bronze Age culture of central Europe, often divided into several local cultures within a broader Urnfield tradition.
Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
Voeren is a Flemish municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Wallonia (Wallonie, Wallonie(n), Wallonië, Walonreye, Wallounien) is a region of Belgium.
The War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748) involved most of the powers of Europe over the question of Maria Theresa's succession to the Habsburg Monarchy.
The War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) was a European conflict of the early 18th century, triggered by the death of the childless Charles II of Spain in November 1700.
Wellen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Werchter is a small village in Belgium which has been part of the municipality of Rotselaar since 1 January 1977.
Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe.
Wilfried Nelissen (Tongeren, 5 May 1970) is a former Belgium road racing cyclist, who specialised as a sprinter.
William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange and the first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
Willem Werner Hubert "Willy" Claes (born 24 November 1938) is a former Belgian politician who served as the eighth Secretary General of NATO, from 1994 to 1995.
Zonhoven is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.
Zutendaal is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg.