Rocourt, Liège

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Rocourt in walloon Rôcou[1] is a suburb of the Belgian town Liège. It is a former municipality which has been part of the municipality of Liège since 1977. Formerly known as Rocoux or Roucoux, it was the site of the battle of Rocoux in 1746, during the War of the Austrian Succession. It is now known for its maternity hospital, one of the biggest in Belgium, where a few famous people were born, such as Justine Henin, Marie Gillain and David Goffin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean Haust, «Rôcou», Dictionnaire liégeois, Liège, Editorial H. Vaillant-Carmanne, 1933, pàgina 563

Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 5°32′47″E / 50.67611°N 5.54639°E / 50.67611; 5.54639