Jean-Joseph Charlier

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Jean-Joseph Charlier
La Jambe-de-Bois.gif
La Jambe de Bois lithograph by Jean-Baptiste Madou, 1830
Born (1794-04-04)April 4, 1794
Liège, Prince-Bishopric of Liège
Died March 30, 1886(1886-03-30) (aged 91)
Liège, Belgium
Allegiance France French First Empire
 Belgium
Service/branch Infantry, artillery
Years of service 1813-1831
Awards Iron Cross, Order of Leopold, Saint Helena Medal

Jean-Joseph Charlier (Liège 4 April 1794 - Liège 30 March 1886) was a Belgian revolutionary, best known for his role on the barricades facing the Brussels Park during the Belgian Revolution. Charlier, who had lost his right leg at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, became a well-known figure of the revolution, knicknamed "wooden leg" (French: Jambe de Bois).

Belgian Revolution[edit]

Charlier was one of the 250 volunteers from Liège led by Charles Rogier.